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Rhythm of Heartbreak. Verdammte Liebe

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***Wer bist du, wenn jeder deine Songs kennt, aber niemand weiß, wer hinter der Maske steckt?***Alexander ist ein gefeierter Star und wird mit etwas Glück in wenigen Wochen mindestens einen Echo abräumen. Bekannt unter dem Künstlernamen Quidamned ist er Deutschlands erfolgreichster Rapper. Regelmäßig bricht er alle Rekorde - und das obwohl niemand weiß, wer sich hinter der Pestmaske verbirgt, die er bei all seinen Auftritten trägt. Nicht mal die vielen unverbindlichen Affären, die ständig in seinem Bett landen, kennen sein Gesicht. Aber als ein heftiger Skandal sein Image ins Wanken bringt, ist die Jagd auf seine Identität eröffnet. Ihm bleibt keine andere Wahl, als abzutauchen. Reporter, Fans … das ganze Land sucht den Mann hinter der Maske, der in ein kleines Eifeldorf flüchtet, wo die "Goldene Aussicht" zu seinem Versteck wird. Doch der Versuch, sich dort völlig abzuschotten, scheitert, als er auf die Tochter der Pensionsbesitzer trifft. Es passiert, was er nie für möglich gehalten hätte: Der sonst so unnahbare Rapper hat nur noch Augen für Eine. Maxime.Aber Maxime hat keine Ahnung, wer er wirklich ist. Wie auch, wenn er es selbst nicht weiß? Während Maximes Vertrauen in ihn zunehmend auf die Probe gestellt wird, muss Alexander sich entscheiden: Will er weitermachen wie bisher oder für sein wahres Ich und seine Liebe kämpfen?#Lovesong, #Herzschmerz, #dieganzgroßeLiebe, #wechselndePerspektiven, #Schmökeralarm, #Lesefieber, #MusicLove

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Heike Schulz, Jahrgang 1968 und Mutter zweier erwachsener Kinder, lebt mit ihrer Familie in der Nähe von Köln. Die studierte Bekleidungstechnikerin ist Mitglied des Autorenkreises Rhein-Erft, der Vereinigung deutschsprachiger LiebesromanautorInnen DELIA und des Montségur-Autorenforums. Wenn sie nicht gerade schreibt, liest, ins Kino geht oder Halbmarathons läuft, trifft man sie auf ausgedehnten Wandertouren durch die freie Natur.

 

 

 
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90 Days of Different

Orca Book Publishers


On the last day of high school, Sophie's boyfriend breaks up with her. It turns out he thinks she is too predictable, too responsible, too mature...too boring.

When Sophie turns to her best friend, Ella, for comfort and reassurance, Ella just confirms what her boyfriend has said. And that hurts even more.

Then Ella comes up with a plan to help Sophie find her wilder side. In the ninety days between the end of high school and the start of university, she is going to arrange for Sophie to do amazing, new, different and sometimes scary things. The deal is Sophie has to agree to everything, no matter what. And she has to share her adventures through social media.

Can ninety days of different create a different life? Can stepping outside your comfort zone help you find yourself?

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Addictive and inspiring! You'll want to dive into your own '90 Days of Different' as soon as you've read it!

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This well-told narrative shows how one can branch out of one's comfort zone, and also how social media and the Internet can have a positive impact on the world. A fun, engaging read, particularly for those who are about to begin a new phase in their lives. A great pick for libraries in need of more contemporary fiction.

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A how-to book for creating the ultimate summer.

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The biggest thing about this story that I liked was the message it held. Sophie's summer of different taught and reminded her…that it's ok to fail. It's ok to look like a fool. It's ok to try new things that may scare you. It's ok to let go of absolute control from time to time…I would recommend this read to others.

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It is truly a fun read with a good message: that it is ok to push boundaries and do things one would not normally do. This book is an easy read and is suitable for preteens and teens.

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Canada's great story teller for young readers strikes again with a compelling tale that will connect with his legions of readers. Sophie and Ella are a dynamic duo and their intriguing experiment in pushing boundaries will keep readers turning the pages.

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Eric Walters began writing as a way to get his fifth-grade students interested in reading and writing. A Member of the Order of Canada, he has now published more than 100 novels and picture books. He is a tireless presenter, speaking to over 100,000 students per year in schools across the country. He lives in Guelph, Ontario.

 
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A Thousand Shades of Blue

Orca Book Publishers


A sailing trip to the Caribbean might sound great, but sixteen-year-old Rachel can't stand being trapped on a small boat with her family. She misses her best friend and feels guilty about leaving her older sister Emma, who lives in a group home. Her father is driving her crazy with his schedules and rules, her brother is miserable, and there is never anyone her own age around. Worst of all, there is nowhere to go when her parents fight. While their boat is being repaired, the family spends a few weeks in a small Bahamian community, where Rachel and Tim discover a secret which turns their world upside down and threatens to destroy the fragile ties that hold their family together.

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"A page-turning plot...Interesting characters and a creative setting."

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"Highly recommended."

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"Robin Stevenson writes engagingly for teens...and explores deep issues."

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"It is well-written, well-paced, easy to read and conveys the message that there is no such thing as a perfect parent... Stevenson's conversational style is a great hook and her mastery of teen dialogue and teen angst is engaging. Highly recommended."

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"The writing's emotional honesty and realistic dialogue will appeal to many teens."

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"Stevenson treats the family dynamic deftly and contextualizes it with her evocative representation of sailing. In her hands, the acts of learning to sail and learning to understand become graceful illuminations of the other."

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"[Stevenson] eschews cliche in her keen and credible exploration of family dynamics... Readers looking for a family drama with adroit characterization, serious issues, and a little risky romance on the side should sign up for this voyage."

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"This realistically gritty story is full of raw emotion...Teenage girls...will enjoy this first-person coming -of-age story."

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"The author does a fantastic job of making each character relatable to teens...The book flows very smoothly, making it an easy read for teens."

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"A nice family to read about—complex without stereotypes, a family you are pulling for...The storyline develops the topics of autonomy, responsibility, sexual mores, and basic angst. It's well-done and brings up the idea of tolerance of shades of grey in life."

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"The feelings of the teenagers are conveyed with understanding and skill by Stevenson."

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"The characters are well drawn, the ending is realistic and believable, and the plot is reasonably paced. This is a readable, interesting book that would appeal to a teen reader."

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"Rachel comes across as a real teen with whom readers will identify. Using the small boat as a setting highlights the cramped, suffocating feeling many young people have when spending a lot of time with parents and siblings. The book has no easy answers...giving the novel a refreshing realism."

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Robin Stevenson is the author of more than twenty-five books for kids and teens, including The Summer We Saved the Bees and Pride Colors. The first edition of her nonfiction book Pride: Celebrating Diversity & Community (2016) won a Stonewall Honor and was shortlisted for numerous other awards. Robin lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

 
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Little Secrets - Lügen unter Freunden

HarperCollins ya! | Harper YA!


Es klingt wie die Erfüllung eines Traums: Vier Mädchen und zwei Jungs ziehen in ein Haus am Venice Beach. Die Vormundschaft ihrer Eltern sind sie los. Jetzt liegt die große Freiheit vor ihnen. Und so wird die WG zu ihrer neuen Familie. Aber alle sechs haben ein dunkles Geheimnis – das Starlet, die Hackerin und der Sportstar genauso wie die Musikerin, das brave Mädchen und der Außenseiter. Als eine brisante Lüge auffliegt, beginnt ein gefährliches Spiel, bei dem bald jeder nur seine eigene Haut retten will.

Wenn der Traum vom Erwachsenwerden zum Albtraum wird …

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M.G. Reyes, geboren in Mexico City, wuchs im englischen Manchester auf. Sie studierte an der Oxford University und arbeitete ein paar Jahre als Wissenschaftlerin, bevor sie eine Internetfirma gründete. Heute lebt M.G. Reyes mit ihrem Mann und zwei Töchtern in Oxford und besucht so oft wie möglich Los Angeles.

 
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Ni un dia más

Orca Book Publishers | Spanish Soundings


Dime tiene 15 años y siempre está enojada. Sus padres no la comprenden y su hermano quedó paralizado por un accidente. Cuando las peleas y las acusaciones la sobrepasan, Dime se muda con su hermano. Pero los problemas la siguen. Si Dime no entiende que debe comenzar a responsabilizarse de sus actos, nada va a cambiar.

Dime is fifteen and always angry. Her parents don't understand her, and her brother was paralyzed in an accident. When the fights and accusations become too much, Dime moves in with her brother. But her troubles follow her. Until she realizes that she has to start taking some responsibility, nothing will change.

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"Appropriate for reluctant native Spanish readers, especially appealing to females. For students learning Spanish, this title is appropriate for strong second year students and beyond."

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Beth Goobie grew up in a family in which the appearance of a normal childhood hid many secrets. She moved away to attend university, became a youth residential treatment worker and studied creative writing at the University of Alberta. She is the award-winning author of over twenty novels, including The Pain Eater, The Lottery, the CLA Award-winning Before Wings, and the adult novel The First Principles of Dreaming. Beth makes her home in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

 
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Lost Boy

Orca Book Publishers


Raised in a polygamous community, Jon starts to question the rules of his faith. After he is caught kissing a girl, he is forced to flee his town and the only life he knows. He finds a community of other Lost Boys, or "polygs," but is utterly unprepared for life outside his community of Unity. He spirals into a life of numbing booze, drugs and homelessness. When he hits rock bottom, someone from his past enters his new life and helps him find his way.

Jon and several of the novel’s other characters were introduced in Shelley Hrdlitschka's earlier novel Sister Wife.

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"What sets it apart from much of the teen literature available is its sensitive subject nature…Lost Boy can be used as tool to understanding other ways of life and the practice of polygamy…Themes of poverty, perseverance, new beginnings and family are all overarching themes present in this novel. Recommended"

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"Hrdlitschka provides a satisfying conclusion that is hopeful yet realistic and leaves readers with no doubt that Jon still has a lot of work ahead of him. Well written and thoroughly researched, Lost Boy offers a brief but thorough look into religious polygamy and cult dynamics in a realistic and matter-of-fact way."

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"Jon's voice gives readers the opportunities to explore what it can be like adjusting to a different way of life."

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"The story propels readers and gives them insight into the appeal of lives where decisions are made for you."

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"Teens will appreciate the surprising and satisfying ending. A great addition to libraries looking to add some standalone titles."

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Shelley Hrdlitschka has written many novels for teens, including Sister Wife, which was nominated for a Governor General's Literary Award. She lives in North Vancouver, British Columbia, where she hikes, snowshoes and hangs out with grizzly bears at the Grouse Mountain Refuge for Endangered Wildlife. For more information, visit www.shelleyhrdlitschka.ca.

 
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Peculiar Country

BWL Publishing Inc.


Growing up in Peculiar County, Kansas, is a mighty...well, peculiar experience. n 1965, things get even stranger for Dibby Caldwell, the mortician's fifteen year old daughter. A young boy's ghost haunts Dibby into unearthing the circumstances of his death. Nobody—living or dead—wants her to succeed. James, the new mop-topped, bad boy at school doesn’t help. Dibby can’t get him out of her head, even though she doesn’t trust him. No, sir, there's nothing much more peculiar than life in Peculiar County…except maybe death in Peculiar County.

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This is another wonderful offering from Stuart R. West

 
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Ich wär dann bereit fürs Happy End

Arena Verlag


Sophia kennt "Mars" nur übers Internet, und doch lassen seine  Nachrichten ihr Herz schneller schlagen. Ihn jemals zu treffen hält sie allerdings für unmöglich. Aber dann gibt es ein Schimmelproblem in ihrem Internat, und für die nächsten Wochen müssen die Schülerinnen umziehen - und zwar in das Jungsinternat, auf das auch "Mars" geht. Aber wer ist er nur? Und hat Sophia überhaupt eine Chance bei ihm, wenn doch alle Jungs auf ihre zickige Stiefschwester Amelie zu stehen scheinen? Zum Glück hat Sophia Freundinnen, die ihr dabei helfen, ihren "Mars" zu finden - wenn auch nicht immer ganz so unauffällig, wie Sophia es sich wünschen würde …

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Nora Miedler, geboren 1977, studierte Schauspiel am Konservatorium Wien und war auf zahlreichen Bühnen zu sehen. Ihr Krimidebüt "Warten auf Poirot" war der Überraschungserfolg des Jahres 2009. Der Roman wurde für den Leo-Perutz-Preis für Wiener Kriminalliteratur nominiert und außerdem für das ZDF verfilmt. Auch Frauenromane veröffentliche Nora Miedler neben ihren Krimis und Thrillern erfolgreich. Sie starb 2018 in ihrer Heimatstadt Wien.

 

 
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The New Dark

Bastei Entertainment | The Dark Times Trilogy


She thought she knew who she was and where she came from. Then her home was destroyed. Her little brother gone. Her boyfriend taken. She owed her own survival to a mutant - the very forces behind the destruction that has ripped her life apart. Now Sorrel will never be the same again.

There is no "Before", there is only "Now". Because now there's no internet, no TV, no power grid. Food is scarce, and the world's a hostile place. But Sorrel lives a quiet life in the tiny settlement of Amat. It's all she's ever known ...

Until a gang of marauding mutants destroys the village, snatching her brother Eli, and David, the boy she loves. Sorrel sets out after them, embarking on a journey fraught with danger, spurred on by the thought of Eli and David out there somewhere, desperate for her help ...

THE NEW DARK is the first book in a scintillating new YA trilogy.

 
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The Middle of Everywhere

Orca Book Publishers


Noah Thorpe is spending the school term in George River, in Quebec's Far North, where his dad is an English teacher in the Inuit community. Noah's not too keen about living in the middle of nowhere, but getting away from Montreal has one big advantage: he gets a break from the bully at his old school.

But Noah learns that problems have a way of following you—no matter how far you travel. To the Inuit kids, Noah is a qallunaaq—a southerner, someone ignorant of the customs of the North. Noah thinks the Inuit have a strange way of looking at the world, plus they eat raw meat and seal blubber. Most have never left George River—a town that doesn't even have its own doctor, let alone a McDonald's.

But Noah's views change when he goes winter camping and realizes he will have to learn a few lessons from his Inuit buddies if he wants to make it home.

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"Useful for its discussion of Canada's Inuit culture and the history of oppression that accompanies it, as well as the effect of climate change on northern life. I highly recommend this book; it is engaging, entertaining and a pleasure to read."

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"Noah's greatest adventure is discovering that the middle of nowhere can be the beginning of something new."

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"The survival-adventure details will engage reluctant readers [and] the story has elements of romance when Noah strives to impress an Inuit classmate…Add this to survival/adventure collections."

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"A well-crafted, revealing look at Inuit culture…A memorable book - a very worthwhile and important read for youth who are open to learning about the lived experiences of others with much to teach."

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"A powerful novel that blends the emotional insecurities of young teenage boys with their need to be strong...Polak delivers her tale with a simplicity and realism that brings the readers into the northern world."

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"A great deal of information about daily life and Inuit culture is packed into the recounting of a few days in the community. Beer, bullying and a hint of romance keep the first-person narrative in the typical 15-year-old realm. The conditions of life are harsh but not impossible, and the gradual rapprochement between Noah and his dad adds a nice counterpoint to Noah's reaction to this exotic world into which he not only arrives but that he discovers he admires."

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"The story eloquently addresses coming of age, understanding different cultures, and the values of a young teen as he spends time with his father in a predominately Inuit culture."

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"The harsh living conditions and culture of the Inuit abound. Yet, the actions, thoughts, and fears portrayed are of any typical 15-year-old boy who finds himself in an atypical setting…The commotion (storms, polar bears, and tragedy at camp) keeps our attention."

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Monique Polak is the author of over twenty novels for kids and young adults. She has also written two nonfiction books for kids as well as a board book for toddlers. Monique teaches English literature, creative writing and humanities at Marianopolis College in Montreal.

 
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