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He had to admit Jill's questions had been fair. Yes, he'd known about the theme park idea for almost two years now, and yes, swapping an old school for an amusement park used to seem like a good idea. But he was allowed to change his mind, wasn't he? Especially after what Mr. Keane said. But maybe Jill was right. Maybe he was just scared about change--any kind of change.
A Story of Love, Murder, and Madness Aboard an Enormous Spaceship Bound for the FutureDoesn't that just sound amazing?
Amy is a cryogenically frozen passenger aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed. She expects to wake up on a new planet, 300 years in the future. But fifty years before Godspeed's scheduled landing, Amy's cryo chamber is unplugged, and she is nearly killed.
Now, Amy is caught inside an enclosed world where nothing makes sense. Godspeed's passengers have forfeited all control to Eldest, a tyrannical and frightening leader, and Elder, his rebellious and brilliant teenage heir.
Amy desperately wants to trust Elder. But should she? All she knows is that she must race to unlock Godspeed's hidden secrets before whoever woke her tries to kill again.
Across the Universe is Titanic meets Brave New World.
Mackintosh winced. "Just loaned people books? Listen, Steven: Librarians are the guardians of knowledge. And yes, we make sure knowledge is available, gratis, to everyone. 'Just loaning them books,' as you put it, is an important job." He paused and looked right at Steve. "But it's not the reason we're proficient in seven different kinds of martial arts."Gee, I seem to be seven different kinds of martial arts behind. I can loan people books with the best of them though.
If you had to choose between Heaven and Hell, which would it be?This one sounds like another winner.
Are you sure about that...?
Frannie Cavanaugh is a good Catholic girl with a wicked streak. She's spent years keeping everyone at a distance--even her closest friends--and it seems her senior year will be more of the same...until Luc Cain enrolls in her class. No one knows where he came from, but Frannie can't seem to stay away from him. What she doesn't know is that Luc works in Acquisitions--for Hell--and she possesses a unique skill set that has the king of Hell tingling with anticipation. All Luc has to do is get her to sin, and he's as tempting as they come. Frannie doesn't stand a chance.
Unfortunately for Luc, Heaven has other plans, and the angel, Gabe, is going to do whatever it takes to make sure that Luc doesn't get what he came for. And it isn't long before they find themselves fighting for more than just her soul.
But if Luc fails, there will be Hell to pay...for all of them.
Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate . . . until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black.Here is the Book Trailer made by PenguinYoungReaders:
The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can't stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.
Ages 12-16 -- Dress like an 18-25-year-old, act like a 25-30-year-oldOther books in the Amelia Rules! series:
Ages 17-21 -- Dress like a 25-30-year-old, act like a 12-year-old
Ages 22-30 -- Dress like a 16-year-old, act like an old Madonna song
Ages 31-45 -- Dress like a 50-year-old, read your old yearbook a lot
Ages 46-up -- Just try to stay indoors as much as possible
“Cassia. Do you regret your decision to be Matched? Do you wish that you chosen to be single?”
“That’s not it.”
“Then what is it?”
I think people should be able to choose who they Match with,” I say lamely.
“Where would it end, Cassia?” she says, her voice patient. “Would you say next that people should be able to choose how many children they have, and where they want to live? Or when they want to die?”
I am silent, but not because I agree. I am thinking of Grandfather. Do not go gentle.
Agent Umber tried to argue his case.
But no one, on any planet, in any galaxy, ever wins an argument with the school nurse.
Everyone had a gift to bestow; everyone had a lifespan to complete; the world would change whether you wished it to or not. These were among the immutable truths that she could not alter by weeping. She closed her eyes and finally managed to summon a haunted and unsatisfactory sleep.Thus far, I am loving the story and the language in this one.
"I think people should be able to choose who they Match with," I say lamely.I was especially repelled by the idea that people automatically died at age 80. Cassia, at first, seems to accept this. She attends her Grandfather's last banquet. He has given her an Artifact - an old make-up compact that had belonged to an ancestor. He shows her a secret compartment with two poems in it. The poems are not on the list of 100 poems. They are Crossing the Bar by Tennyson and a poem by Dylan Thomas called Do Not Go Gentle Into that Good Night. Those poems become her secret. She shares her secret with Ky and he shares drawings of his life before he met her.
"Where would it end, Cassia?" she says, her voice patient. "Would you say next that eople should be able to choose how many children they have, and where they want to live? Or when they want to die?"
And then I picture my father closing the door gently but firmly and keeping me safe inside this house. Inside these walls where I have been safe for so long.Challenges: RYOB Reading Challenge, 2010 YA Debut Author Reading Challenge, 2010 YA Reading Challenge
But this house isn't safe anymore, I remind myself. This hiuse is where I first saw Ky's face on a microcard. Where they searched my father.
Is there a safe place anywhere in this Borough? In this City, this Province, this world?