The Unbroken Hearts Club

The Unbroken Hearts Club
Author: Brooke Carter
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781459820630
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Release: 2019-01-29
Editor: Orca Book Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ever since her mom died of Huntington's disease, Logan has been in a permanent state of neutral. Her dad has been depressed and lonely, but Logan is . . . something else. So much so that she doesn't even see that her best friend, Cole, is head over heels in love with her. To make matters worse, Logan's dad is now hosting a bereavement group in their basement. That was Logan's place to escape; it's where she keeps her darkroom and where she and Cole indulge their mutual love of cinema and black-and-white photography. But Logan agrees to help her dad out with these sad "Broken Hearts Club" meetings, unaware of the effect the group will have on her as she struggles to find meaning in her life.

The Unbroken Hearts Club

The Unbroken Hearts Club
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:1243323868
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Release: 2019
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ever since her mom died of Huntington's disease, Logan has been in a permanent state of neutral. Her dad has been depressed and lonely, but Logan is . . . something else. So much so that she doesn't even see that her best friend, Cole, is head over heels in love with her. To make matters worse, Logan's dad is now hosting a bereavement group in their basement. That was Logan's place to escape; it's where she keeps her darkroom and where she and Cole indulge their mutual love of cinema and black-and-white photography. But Logan agrees to help her dad out with these sad "Broken Hearts Club" meetings, unaware of the effect the group will have on her as she struggles to find meaning in her life.

Hearts Unbroken

Hearts Unbroken
Author: Cynthia Leitich Smith
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781536202007
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Release: 2018-10-09
Editor: Candlewick Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

New York Times best-selling author Cynthia Leitich Smith turns to realistic fiction with the thoughtful story of a Native teen navigating the complicated, confusing waters of high school — and first love. When Louise Wolfe’s first real boyfriend mocks and disrespects Native people in front of her, she breaks things off and dumps him over e-mail. It’s her senior year, anyway, and she’d rather spend her time with her family and friends and working on the school newspaper. The editors pair her up with Joey Kairouz, the ambitious new photojournalist, and in no time the paper’s staff find themselves with a major story to cover: the school musical director’s inclusive approach to casting The Wizard of Oz has been provoking backlash in their mostly white, middle-class Kansas town. From the newly formed Parents Against Revisionist Theater to anonymous threats, long-held prejudices are being laid bare and hostilities are spreading against teachers, parents, and students — especially the cast members at the center of the controversy, including Lou’s little brother, who’s playing the Tin Man. As tensions mount at school, so does a romance between Lou and Joey — but as she’s learned, “dating while Native” can be difficult. In trying to protect her own heart, will Lou break Joey’s?

Double or Nothing

Double or Nothing
Author: Brooke Carter
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9781459823839
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Release: 2020-07-14
Editor: Orca Book Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ester "Essie" Tomasi is a genius. She got an early entrance scholarship to university and at eighteen years old is already in her second year of pre-med. But Essie also struggles with a dark secret: she has a serious gambling problem. She is falling deeper and deeper into debt, struggling to keep up with her heavy course load and unable to make even the simplest of decisions without flipping a coin. But when Essie makes a bet that she can’t cover, it’s her identical twin sister, Aggie, who comes to the rescue, making a dangerous deal with the gangsters holding Essie’s latest bet. Essie must find her way out of this mess or risk losing everything she’s ever cared about. Orca Book Publishers is proud to offer this early ebook edition as part of our new Digital First initiative, with the release of the print edition to follow.

Sulfur Heart

Sulfur Heart
Author: Brooke Carter
Pages: 176
ISBN: 1459831608
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Release: 2022-04-12
Editor: Orca Soundings
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this high-interest accessible novel for teen readers, Will returns home after his father is killed under mysterious circumstances.

The Stone of Sorrow

The Stone of Sorrow
Author: Brooke Carter
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781459824416
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Release: 2020-04-07
Editor: Orca Book Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In a land of myth and ice, seventeen-year-old Runa Unnursdóttir is not the runecaster her clan has been hoping for. She spends her days daydreaming of sailing away and exploring the world instead of studying the runes and learning her spells. The villagers consider her odd, in looks and in manner. She’s nothing like her talented sister, Sýr, keeper of the sacred moonstone that ensures the village’s continued survival. But when a rival clan led by an evil witch raids the village and kidnaps her sister, Runa is forced to act. With a fallen Valkyrie by her side, and the help of a gorgeous half-elf Runa is not quite sure she can trust, the apprentice must travel to the site of an ancient runecasting competition to try to win back the magical gem. But the journey will not be easy; the three unlikely companions encounter malevolent and supernatural creatures at every turn. Somehow, Runa must summon the courage and strength to face her destiny, a destiny she never wanted. Or die trying.

Another Miserable Love Song

Another Miserable Love Song
Author: Brooke Carter
Pages: 128
ISBN: 1459833090
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Release: 2021-09-14
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this high-interest accessible novel for teen readers, Kallie tries to get over her father's death and help her band at the same time.

Another Miserable Love Song

Another Miserable Love Song
Author: Brooke Carter
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781459813144
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Release: 2016-08-30
Editor: Orca Book Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Kallie Echo is starting to think dreams are dangerous. Her dad had one—to be a rock star—and then he died. Now Kallie is practically homeless and her life is falling apart. So when a punk band asks Kallie to sing for them, she must decide if she's got the heart to front a band of rocker chicks (and one trans guy). Can she find a new purpose in punk? And will the drummer with the amazing smile break her heart? The band goes on tour, and everything hinges on Kallie. It's a lot of pressure—especially when you throw in substance abuse and Kallie's deadbeat mom showing up at the worst time. Kallie must learn to trust her friends, and herself, if she's going to get over the past and make a new future. But if she dares to dream again, will she lose it all?

Lucky Break

Lucky Break
Author: Brooke Carter
Pages: 171
ISBN: 1459816412
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Release: 2018
Editor: Orca Sports
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this high-interest sports novel for young readers, Lucy "Lucky" Graves breaks her leg in a rugby game and jeopardizes her future.

Learning Seventeen

Learning Seventeen
Author: Brooke Carter
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781459815544
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Release: 2018-01-16
Editor: Orca Book Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Reform school is about to get more interesting.

The Stone of Sorrow

The Stone of Sorrow
Author: Brooke Carter
Pages: 304
ISBN: 1459824393
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Release: 2020-04-07
Editor: Runecaster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this young adult fantasy novel, seventeen-year-old Runa must compete in an ancient runecasting competition to save her sister.

Learning Seventeen

Learning Seventeen
Author: Brooke Carter
Pages: 144
ISBN: 145981553X
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Release: 2018
Editor: Orca Soundings
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this high-interest novel for teen readers, Jane finds her soulmate at a Baptist reform school.

Unbroken

Unbroken
Author: Laura Hillenbrand
Pages: 500
ISBN: 9780812974492
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Release: 2014-07-29
Editor: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Relates the story of a U.S. airman who survived when his bomber crashed into the sea during World War II, spent forty-seven days adrift in the ocean before being rescued by the Japanese Navy, and was held as a prisoner until the end of the war.

Unbroken

Unbroken
Author: Laura Hillenbrand
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780385742528
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Release: 2017-04-25
Editor: Ember
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Louis Zamperini, a clever young delinquent turned Olympic runner, became an airman when the war came. In 1943 his plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean, where sharks, a sinking raft, thirst, starvation, and enemy aircraft, tested his will and endurance.

Unbroken Threads

Unbroken Threads
Author: Jennifer Klepper
Pages: 343
ISBN:
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Release: 2018-08-22
Editor: Red Adept Publishing, LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Jessica Donnelly’s life is beginning to unravel. When the attorney turned stay-at-home mom tentatively volunteers to represent Amina Hamid, a woman seeking asylum, Jessica must learn an unfamiliar area of the law. Soon, rising opposition to Muslim immigration and unexpected prejudices put her relationships on shaky ground. Amina fled Syria with little more than memories that now fight against the images splashed on the news. Seeking a secure future and freedom from guilt and grief, she must learn to trust others amidst the reality of fear and hate. To find stability, Jessica and Amina will both need to harness their own strengths, which may lie in connections that transcend generations, cultures, and continents.

Unbroken Faith

Unbroken Faith
Author: Diane Dokko Kim
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781683971795
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Release: 2018-04-03
Editor: Worthy Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When a parent hears that their child has a disability, hearts and hopes are often broken. But faith doesn't have to be. In Unbroken Faith, Dianne Dokko Kim comes alongside you as a fellow special needs parent to help you reconcile the premise of a good God with the devastating realities of raising a disabled child. Kim courageously articulates deep-seated, unspoken doubts and fears you may have but are afraid to voice: Will my child still have a full life? Can I do this? Where is God in all this? As you are adjusting to your new normal, Kim's biblical-based encouragement will help you understand that you are not alone, that God gets it, and that God's Word is entirely relevant to the raw and messy yet hallowed spaces of special needs parenting.

Viral

Viral
Author: Alex Van Tol
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9781554694112
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Release: 2011-04-01
Editor: Orca Book Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

After his best friend begins hanging out with the wrong crowd and is caught in a compromising situation, Mike tries to help her before she destroys her life.

The Witch s Heart

The Witch s Heart
Author: Genevieve Gornichec
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780593099957
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Release: 2021-02-09
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When a banished witch falls in love with the legendary trickster Loki, she risks the wrath of the gods in this moving, subversive national bestselling debut novel that reimagines Norse mythology. Angrboda’s story begins where most witches' tales end: with a burning. A punishment from Odin for refusing to provide him with knowledge of the future, the fire leaves Angrboda injured and powerless, and she flees into the farthest reaches of a remote forest. There she is found by a man who reveals himself to be Loki, and her initial distrust of him transforms into a deep and abiding love. Their union produces three unusual children, each with a secret destiny, who Angrboda is keen to raise at the edge of the world, safely hidden from Odin’s all-seeing eye. But as Angrboda slowly recovers her prophetic powers, she learns that her blissful life—and possibly all of existence—is in danger. With help from the fierce huntress Skadi, with whom she shares a growing bond, Angrboda must choose whether she’ll accept the fate that she’s foreseen for her beloved family...or rise to remake their future. From the most ancient of tales this novel forges a story of love, loss, and hope for the modern age.

Will the Circle Be Unbroken

Will the Circle Be Unbroken
Author: Sean Dietrich
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780310355762
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Release: 2020-03-10
Editor: Zondervan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From celebrated storyteller "Sean of the South" comes an unforgettable memoir of love, loss, the friction of family memories, and the unlikely hope that you're gonna be alright. Sean Dietrich was twelve years old when he scattered his father's ashes from the mountain range. His father was a man who lived for baseball, a steel worker with a ready wink, who once scaled a fifty-foot tree just to hang a tire swing for his son. He was also the stranger who tried to kidnap and kill Sean's mother before pulling the trigger on himself. He was a childhood hero, now reduced to a man in a box. Will the Circle Be Unbroken? is the story of what happens after the unthinkable, and the journey we all must make in finding the courage to stop the cycles of the past from laying claim to our future. Sean was a seventh-grade drop-out, a dishwasher then a construction worker to help his mother and sister scrape by, and a self-described "nobody with a sad story behind him." Yet he cannot deny the glimmers of life's goodness even amid its rough edges. Such goodness becomes even harder to deny when Sean meets the love of his life at a fried chicken church potluck, and harder still when his lifelong love of storytelling leads him to stages across the southeast, where he is known and loved as "Sean of the South." A story that will stay with you long after the final page, Will the Circle Be Unbroken? testifies to the strength that lives within us all to make our peace with the past and look to the future with renewed hope and wonder.

Watch Out

Watch Out
Author: Alison Hughes
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781459822375
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Release: 2019-08-27
Editor: Orca Book Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Fifteen-year-old Charlie stays home from school so he can help his brother, Tom, who is in a hip-to-toe cast after breaking his leg in a football game. When not waiting on his brother hand and foot, Charlies does some detective work. A series of break-ins has the whole neighborhood on edge. Things really hit home when Charlie nearly catches the thief and then foils an attempted break-in at his own house. As he continues to piece together the clues, Charlie realizes that the easiest way to avoid suspicion is to hide in plain sight.