The Boy I Hate

Author: Taylor Sullivan

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781974369768

Category: Automobile travel

Page: 280

View: 6131


Samantha Smiles and Renee Montgomery have been best friends for over a decade. They've shared laughs, secrets, and a mutual hatred for one person: Tristan Montgomery, Renee's older brother. He was the guy every girl wanted, and every guy wanted to be, and it wasn't uncommon they'd befriend his little sister just to get closer to him. Which was exactly how Samantha became Renee's saving grace. She was the only girl Renee could trust not to fall in love with her older brother. Until the one night Samantha spent with him alone, leaving her questioning everything she'd ever known about the blond headed heart-throb. Years later, Renee asks Samantha to be her maid of honor. With no other option, Samantha is forced to drive cross-country with the focus of their teenage ire. He was her first kiss. Her only secret. Can Samantha survive the trip cross-country with the reckless Tristan Montgomery? The guy who did what he wanted, whenever he wanted, without worry for tomorrow? Or will she discover a different side of him. One that's sweet, funny, and maybe a little bit vulnerable. And fall completely and helplessly in love for the first time in her adult life with the one man who could cause her to lose her best friend forever?

I've Got Some Lovin' to Do

The Diaries of a Roaring Twenties Teen, 1925–1926

Author: Julia Park Tracey

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781475939828

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 230

View: 2760


It is July of 1925 when, on a whim, fifteen-year-old Doris Bailey decides to keep a diarya place where she can openly confide her dreams, hopes, and ambitions. Doris is flirtatious, untamed, and romantic, imagining herself in and out of love with each passing day. In this first volume of Th e Doris Diaries, her great-niece, Julia Park Tracey, shares Doriss journals capturing a year in the life of a precocious teenager in the rapidly changing world of the mid-1920s. Doris chats on the telephone and dances to records on the Victrola. Not only does she flirt, kiss, and ride in cars with boys, but she also sneaks out, cuts school, and chops off her hair. While Doris constantly pushes the boundaries of acceptable behavior for a young girl, she retells juicy gossip from St. Helens Hall, a military academy dance, and an Oregon dude ranchsharing an unforgettable glimpse into a treasure trove of authentic American life in the Northwest. Ive Got Some Lovin to Do, with commentary, footnotes, and photographs, presents an entertaining portrayal of an American girl brimming with curiosity, a zest for life, and a hunger to experience love for the first time.>

The Things I Want Most

The Extraordinary Story of a Boy's Journey to a Family of His Own

Author: Richard Miniter

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780307570765

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

View: 6731


The remarkable story of a couple who risked everything to open their home--and their hearts--to answer an abandoned child's wish. It was a small note buried in the file of a deeply troubled eleven-year-old boy--a plea for a normal life Rich and Sue Miniter couldn't ignore: The Things I Want MOST: A family A fishing pole A familyThe Miniters heard in that simple note the voice of a frightened child who wanted what all children want and need: someone to love who would love them in return. So they brought Mike home to the cozy country inn they'd restored and managed in rural upstate New York. There, over the next year, they would try to make Mike's dream come true. But first they would have to work through the fear, anger, and distrust that accompanied this boy who had lived his whole life with the label "severely emotionally disturbed." For the biggest obstacle to Mike's happiness was Mike himself, who gave the Miniters every reason to give up but one--the power of love. When Richard and Sue Miniter decided to open their home--and their hearts--to a foster child, they couldn't imagine the frustrations and joys, the breakthroughs and setbacks, not to mention the emotional toll, that awaited them. Here is the remarkable true story of how their lives changed forever with their decision to answer an abandoned child's wish for THE THINGS I WANT MOST. --> From the Trade Paperback edition.

Why I Hate Abercrombie & Fitch

Essays On Race and Sexuality

Author: Dwight McBride

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814761232

Category: Social Science

Page: 251

View: 5797


Why hate Abercrombie? In a world rife with human cruelty and oppression, why waste your scorn on a popular clothing retailer? The rationale, Dwight A. McBride argues, lies in “the banality of evil,” or the quiet way discriminatory hiring practices and racist ad campaigns seep into and reflect malevolent undertones in American culture. McBride maintains that issues of race and sexuality are often subtle and always messy, and his compelling new book does not offer simple answers. Instead, in a collection of essays about such diverse topics as biased marketing strategies, black gay media representations, the role of African American studies in higher education, gay personal ads, and pornography, he offers the evolving insights of one black gay male scholar. As adept at analyzing affirmative action as dissecting Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, McBride employs a range of academic, journalistic, and autobiographical writing styles. Each chapter speaks a version of the truth about black gay male life, African American studies, and the black community. Original and astute, Why I Hate Abercrombie & Fitch is a powerful vision of a rapidly changing social landscape.

The Boy I Love

Author: Nina de Gramont

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442480572

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 1899


When the boy you love asks you to keep his greatest secret, do you? A thought-provoking, achingly complex novel about prejudice and the many meanings of love from Nina de Gramont, author of Meet Me at the River, which Kirkus Reviews called a “must-read.” Fifteen-year-old Wren has been content to stay in her best friend Allie’s shadow. It doesn’t bother her that Ally gets the cutest guys, the cutest clothes, and even a modeling gig—Wren is happy hanging with the horses on her family’s farm and avoiding the jealousy of other girls. But when Tim, the most intriguing guy in school, starts hanging out with Allie and Wren, jealousy is unavoidable, but not the kind Wren expects. Because even though Allie is wayyy into him and Wren hasn’t flirted, not one little bit, it becomes increasingly clear that Tim prefers Wren’s company above anyone else’s. Tim’s unexpected devotion comes at the exact time Wren’s home life is about to be turned upside down. Her parents have just found out that the family horse farm is on land that was once a slave plantation and are struggling with whether to sell it. Wren aches at the thought of losing her horses and leaving town, but at least there is Tim...always a gentleman on their dates. Such a gentleman. Too much of a gentleman, even, and Wren begins to wish he’d be a wee bit less gentlemanly. And as Tim’s church becomes actively homophobic, his pressuring parents don’t understand why he won’t help “spread the word,” and he’s now a wreck. Then he tells Wren something he’s never told a soul, and Wren must decide what she’ll really do for love.

Why I Hate Faulkner

An Essay with Practical Examples (a Novel)

Author: Denton Thomas


ISBN: 1257103547

Category: Fiction

Page: 150

View: 8483


I hate it when novels don't have a summary. It's one of my pet peeves. So here is a summary of this novel: On January 2nd the star of the high school football team is trying to take his mid-terms. His best friend, Chris, is in the adjoining room listening to a sex-ed lecture. He can remember a time when he and Chris weren't friends. He remembers his sainted ex-girlfriend, Millie. He thinks about local history, the De La Rosa family, and the outlaw, Calico Hoss. He recalls partying with his friends, Juan and Paul. He thinks about time he spent with his parents. He reflects on his senior research project. He remembers his last football game. He also attempts to explain why he doesn't particularly care for the works of William Faulkner.

Funny Boy Takes on the Chit-Chatting Cheeses from Chattanooga

Author: Dan Gutman

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453259554

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 134

View: 7463


When America’s cows go on strike, a gang of interstellar cheeses land on Earth The nation’s cattle have gotten too smart for their own good. Tired of letting humans steal their milk, American cows have gone on strike. This is great news for every kid who hates drinking his milk, but trouble for anybody who likes cheese. Funny Boy—a joke-telling superhero who was sent to Earth from the planet Crouton—is mourning the cheese shortage when five giant cheeses fall on Wisconsin, squashing an unlucky farmer named George Gouda. That alone would be weird enough, but the cheeses also talk. The cheeses are aliens from the faraway planet Chattanooga, and they have come to stop the cheese shortage. The country’s woe is ended, but something about the aliens’ story stinks worse than month-old Muenster. It will take Funny Boy and his galactic sense of humor to curdle these curds before America starts to spoil. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dan Gutman including rare images from the author’s personal collection. Funny Boy Takes on the Chit-Chatting Cheeses from Chattanooga is the 3rd book in Funny Boy, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

Dido's Sister

Author: Galbraith Miller Crump

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477119817

Category: Fiction

Page: 217

View: 1339


Influenced by Virgils great epic with its tragic tale of the love of Queen Dido for Aeneas comes this new and passionate story of a separate love affair between two lesser people. Didos sister Anna and one of Aeneas captains are thrown together by chance or destiny after years of wandering as refugees in a hostile world. Caught up in the web and dictates of history, they struggle to maintain the integrity of their love against the demands of the world. Events over which they have little or no control lead to nearly insurmountable challenges of loyalty to family and devotion to duty. This is their story. It is the story of love held hostage to the fate of others of far greater importance then themselves. Rising out of the dim pages of history, Didos Sister is a love story as modern as it is universal.

Grammardog Guide to The Rocking-Horse Winner

Author: Mary Jane McKinney

Publisher: Grammardog LLC

ISBN: 1608570029

Category: Education

Page: 57

View: 1751


Grammardog Teacher's Guide contains 16 quizzes for this short story. All sentences are from the story. Figurative language includes: "She married for love, and the love turned to dust." "She felt the center of her heart go hard." "Bassett was serious as a church" "The house whispers." Alliteration includes: "His mother had sudden strange seizures." "There must be more money!" "Then suddenly she switched on the light and saw her son."

''I, Patrick, a Sinner...''

A Novelization of the True Life Story of Patricius Magonus Sucatus

Author: Stephanie Lavenia Swinnea

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462899536

Category: Fiction

Page: 337

View: 9618


Stephanie L. Swinnea holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from Texas Womans University in Denton, TX and a Master of Divinity Degree from the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, TX. She is an ordained a priest of the Episcopal Church USA. Before becoming a priest, Stephanie was an annual performer as a musician and storyteller at the North Texas Irish Festival in Dallas, TX. She was also an educational consultant for the Texas public schools presenting programs of Irelands stories, history, culture, geography, art, and especially music. While searching for stories about the legendary Saint Patrick, Stephanie discovered the real man behind the myths, Patricius Magonus Sucatus, whose Confession told a story greater than all the myths combined. After four years of research she felt compelled to tell his tale in a medium that makes biographical fi gures come to life, the historical novel. Stephanie is currently developing another historical novel. She has written several screenplays, has received an option on one and is currently working with a producer on another. She also develops Christian Education materials for her parish, which she intends to publish for wider use at a later date. by photographer Tom Cubbage A mature readers adventure into the life of a complicated Saint caught between fear, faith, passion and restraint during the dark days of the crumbling Roman Empire and primitive Ireland.