Author: Alessandro D'Avenia
"Italia, 2009. La conmovedora historia de un adolescente de 16 años, enfrentado a una difícil experiencia que le lleva a redefinir sus sentimientos en cuanto a amistad y amor, vida y muerte, y a aprender la importancia de cumplir sus sueños. Una gran novela de formación, auténtica y vibrante sobre la fragilidad y la fuerza de la adolescencia.
Author: Alessandro D'Avenia
Una entrañable novela sobre el tránsito de la infancia a la juventud, protagonizada por una soñadora chica de catorce años, un apuesto joven y su fascinante profesor. Margherita tiene catorce años y está a punto de embarcarse en una experiencia tan mágica como temida: la secundaria. En los pasillos del instituto, fascinantes y amenazantes, se forjan amistades y se encuentran las miradas que despiertan nuevos sentimientos. Pero entre las cuatro paredes de su habitación, Margherita experimenta el vértigo de lo desconocido y tan solo el calor de su entrañable abuela, su hermano pequeño y sus adorados padres le ofrece la protección y el valor que necesita para enfrentarse al incierto futuro. Hasta que un día recibe un mensaje de su padre donde le anuncia que se va de casa. El abismo se abre y Margherita se siente caer al vacío. Todavía no sabe que la madurez se conquista a través del dolor, como la perla nace en la ostra al defenderse del ataque de un depredador. Ni siquiera los sabios consejos ni los refranes sicilianos de su abuela, su fiel confidente, serán ahora suficientes para arrancarla de su tristeza. De pronto, su nueva amistad con Marta, una chica muy entusiasta, cobrará un insospechado valor así como las lecciones de su profesor de lengua, un hombre que, aunque también debe enfrentarse a sus propias dudas y miedos, logrará despertar en Margherita nuevas pasiones y sueños. Pero será el vínculo con Giulio, un alumno de cuarto, de ojos de hielo y negrísimo pelo que se convertirá en su primer y gran amor, lo que hará reaccionar a Marguerita y finalmente la empujará a la búsqueda de su padre. Una historia sugerente y sensible que nos invita a vivir la intensidad del amor verdadero y la belleza de los sueños más puros Reseñas: «El escritor que se ha convertido en un gurú de los jóvenes.» Oggi «D'Avenia ha logrado en un suspiro: lectores apasionados y exigentes, la identificación amorosa e incondicional de muchísimos jóvenes que lo identifican como a su maestro.» Avvenire «D'Avenia se dirige a los chicos de secundaria y a los universitarios, pero posee la potencialidad para cautivar el interés de los padres de sus lectores ¿Quién no desea conocer el universo de sus propios hijos?» Il Giornale
Author: Tanith Lee
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
What if Snow White were the real villain and the "wicked queen" just a sadly maligned innocent? What if awakening Sleeping Beauty would be the mistake of a lifetime -- of several lifetimes? What if the famous folk tales were retold with an eye to more horrific possibilities? Only Tanith Lee -- "Goddess-Empress of the Hot Read" (Village Voice) could retell the world-famous tales of the Brothers Grimm (and others) as they might have been told by the Sisters Grimmer! This special edition, put together for the 30th anniversary of the original edition, adds a new Grimmer fairy tale written especially for this volume!
Author: Alessandro D'Avenia
Publisher: Open Road Media
A father who breaks his promise. Two teenagers running from themselves. A teacher who is too young for the task at hand. Margherita is fourteen and about to step across a magical threshold into her first year of high school. Secure in the knowledge that she can rely on her loved ones for support, Margherita sees high school as a new world to be explored and conquered. But one day when she gets home from school, she receives a voicemail; it is her father letting her know he won’t be coming home again. As she overcomes her sadness, Margherita gradually matures into a woman, the way a pearl forms despite the ocean’s tides. As she travels the difficult path through adolescence, Margherita receives encouragement from her mother, her lively younger brother, and her grandmother Teresa, who knows about love and has wonderful stories to share. Then there is Marta, her cheerful classmate, and Giulio, the somber, handsomest boy in the school. But the most important figure in Margherita’s life is her teacher, a young man still struggling to make his way, yet sensitive to the lessons that literature has to teach his students, who are just beginning to grapple with life’s uncertainties. When he draws Margherita’s attention to the courage of Telemachus in the Odyssey, she sets out on a journey in search of her father. This adventure, though she does not know it yet, will completely change her destiny.
Author: Salla Simukka
Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo meets Six of Crows—this international bestseller is an edge-of-your-seat thriller that chills to the bone, and not just because of the icy winter setting. Lumikki Andersson has made it a rule to stay out of things that do not involve her. She knows all too well that trouble comes to those who stick their nose where it doesn’t belong. But Lumikki’s rule is put to the test when she uncovers thousands of washed Euro notes hung to dry in her school’s darkroom and three of her classmates with blood on their hands. Literally. A web of lies and deception now has Lumikki on the run from those determined to get the money back—no matter the cost. At the center of the chaos: Polar Bear, the mythical drug lord who has managed to remain anonymous despite his lavish parties and notorious reputation. If Lumikki hopes to make it out alive, she’ll have to uncover the entire operation. Even the cold Finnish winter can’t hide a culprit determined to stain the streets red. “Fans of Nesbø and Larsson won’t be disappointed.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred “This cold, delicate snowflake of a tale sparkles with icy magic.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred
Author: Alessandro D'Avenia
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Take away love and you will have hell,’ you told me, Father Pino. ‘Give love and you will have what hell is not.’ Federico is a privileged teenager from Palermo. He is preparing to spend a summer learning English in Oxford when his teacher, Father Pino, asks him to help out at a youth centre in an area of Palermo dominated by mafia and misery. To his parents’ dismay, Federico decides to follow Father Pino into the darkness of Palermo’s alleyways. Far removed from his familiar surroundings, Federico begins to learn from the incredibly tough lives of the children who attend the youth centre, and also from Lucia, a beautiful girl full of courage and light. Then one day, Father Pino is murdered by the mafia, and the hope for Palermo and its beauty are entrusted to Federico’s young hands. Alessandro D’Avenia draws a powerful, unforgettable portrait of an extraordinary and contradictory city, of a society suffocated by silence yet capable of incomparable acts of courage.
Author: Tabitha Suzuma
Publisher: Random House
At seventeen, Matheo Walsh is Britain’s most promising diving champion. He is wealthy, popular - and there's Lola, the girlfriend of his dreams. But then there was that weekend. A weekend he cannot bring himself to remember. All he knows is that what happened has changed him. Mathéo is faced with the most devastating choice of his life. Keep his secret, and put those closest to him in terrible danger. Or confess, and lose Lola for ever . . .
Author: John Green
Publisher: Puffin Books
John Green's witty yet heart-breaking tour de force. The multi-million #1 bestseller, now a major motion picture starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort. "I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, then all at once."Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning author John Green's most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.Sunday Times (Culture)'A touching, often fiercely funny novel'The Sun on Sunday (Fabulous Magazine)'So good I think it should be compulsory reading for everyone!'Daily Express'John Green brilliantly captures the voices of a young generation while instilling it with the wisdom of a life that has lived too much yet will never live enough.Rather than depressing, the book is filled with dark humour and is written with a beautiful simplicity that draws the reader in so deeply that it's not just the twist and turns but the gently bends and curves that you feel tugging at your emotions... No doubt in the end you will cry but you will also feel that you have discovered a little something about living'Daily Telegraph'The novel, written for teenagers, but proving even more popular with adults'The Metro - 2013 Best FictionThe YA crossover hit of the year. The love affair of two terminally ill teenagers could be mawkish. In fact, it's funny, clever, irreverent and life-affirming.The Guardian'A Smart Book'Grazia'So good!'Good Housekeeping'John Green may write for young adults, but his intelligent sensitive style means The Fault in Our Starsdefies categorisation... as funny as it is heartbreaking... we defy you not to fall in love with its main characters, Hazel and Augustus.'The Tablet'A humourous and poignant love story... It's terrifically funny... as well as a moving exploration of loss and grief. And no, it's so much not just for teenage cancer sufferers... it's for everyone.'Bliss'If you need inspiration when it comes to making the most of a moment, this one is for you'Mizz'Exploring the funny, thrilling and tragic business of being alive and in love, this is a life-affirming tale of two teenagers who are terminally ill. Insightful, bold, irreverent and raw, if this doesn't make you cry, it'll definitely make you think, laugh and maybe even fall in love yourself!'** A thought-provoking love story from the New York Times bestselling author of Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns and - with David Levithan - Will Grayson, Will Grayson.** John Green has over 2.3 million Twitter followers, and more than 2.1 million subscribers to Vlogbrothers, the YouTube channel he created with his brother, Hank. ** The Fault in Our Stars will capture a crossover audience in the same vein as Zadie Smith, David Nicholls' One Day and Before I Die by Jenny Downham. ** 'Electric . . . Filled with staccato bursts of humor and tragedy' - Jodi Picoult** 'A novel of life and death and the people caught in between, The Fault in Our Stars is John Green at his best. You laugh, you cry, and then you come back for more' - Markus Zusak, author of The Book ThiefJohn Green is an award-winning, New York Times bestselling author whose many accolades include the Printz Medal, a Printz Honor, and the Edgar Award. With his brother, Hank, John is one half of the Vlogbrothers (youtube.com/vlogbrothers), one of the most popular online video projects in the world. John lives with his wife and children in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Author: Truman Capote
In Cold Blood reconstructs the 1959 murders of a Kansas farmer, his wife and two of their children. Truman Capote's comprehensive study of the killings and subsequent investigation explores the circumstances surrounding this terrible crime and the effect it had on those involved. At the centre of his study are the amoral young killers Perry Smith and Dick Hickcock, who, vividly drawn by Capote, are shown to be reprehensible yet entirely and frighteningly human. The book that made Capote's name, In Cold Blood is a seminal work of modern prose, a remarkable synthesis of journalistic skill and powerfully evocative narrative. "The best documentary account of an American crime ever written." - New York Times.
Author: Stephenie Meyer
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
This stunning set, complete with all four books, makes the perfect gift for fans of the bestselling vampire love story. Deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful, Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn capture the struggle between defying our instincts and satisfying our desires.
Author: Sean Chercover
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Investigating the death of a shy, unassuming woman for a grieving father brings Chicago PI Ray Dudgeon into a covert war between private contractors and the darkest sectors of our own government --a war that stretches from the closed-door hearings of Congress to the frontlines of Iraq.
Author: R. J. Palacio
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JULIA ROBERTS, OWEN WILSON, AND JACOB TREMBLAY! Over 6 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller WONDER and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. The book that inspired the Choose Kind movement. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse. August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. WONDER, now a #1 New York Times bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance. "Wonder is the best kids' book of the year," said Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate.com and author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy. In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope. R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel “a meditation on kindness” —indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, a diamond in the rough who proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out. Join the conversation: #thewonderofwonder
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: Penguin UK
This collection includes many of the famous cases - and great strokes of brilliance - that made the legendary Sherlock Holmes one of fiction's most popular creations. With his devoted amanuensis, Dr Watson, Holmes emerges from his smoke filled rooms in Baker Street to grapple with the forces of treachery, intrigue and evil in such cases as 'The Speckled Band', in which a terrified woman begs their help in solving the mystery surrounding her sister's death, or 'A Scandal in Bohemia', which portrays a European king blackmailed by his mistress. In 'Silver Blaze' the pair investigate the disappearance of a racehorse and the violent murder of its trainer, while in 'The Final Problem' Holmes at last comes face to face with his nemesis, the diabolical Professor Moriarty - 'the Napoleon of crime'.
Author: Anna Godbersen
Publisher: Harper Collins
Gossip Girl meets the Gilded Age in this delicious and compelling novel, the second in the New York Times bestselling series from author Anna Godbersen. As old friends become rivals, Manhattan’s most dazzling socialites find their futures threatened by whispers from the past. In this delicious sequel to the New York Times bestselling The Luxe, nothing is more dangerous than a scandal...or more precious than a secret. True love. False friends. Scandalous gossip. This is Manhattan, 1899. After bidding good-bye to New York’s brightest star, Elizabeth Holland, rumors continue to fly about her untimely demise. All eyes are on those closest to the dearly departed: her mischievous sister, Diana, now the family’s only hope for redemption; New York’s most notorious cad, Henry Schoonmaker, the flame Elizabeth never extinguished; the seductive Penelope Hayes, poised to claim all that her best friend left behind—including Henry; even Elizabeth’s scheming former maid, Lina Broud, who discovers that while money matters and breeding counts, gossip is the new currency. “Mystery, romance, jealousy, betrayal, humor, and gorgeous, historically accurate details. I couldn’t put The Luxe down!” —Cecily von Ziegesar, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Gossip Girl series