On a hot summer night in a Midwestern town, a high school teenage prank goes horrifically awry. (Read more...)
Alcohol, guns, and a dare: within minutes, as events collide, innocents becomes victims, with tragic outcomes altering lives forever; but victims can also become survivors, and as we come to know each character through his or her own distinctive voice and their interactions with one another, we see how, despite pain and guilt, they can reach out to one another, find a new equilibrium, and survive.
Told through multiple points of view in naturalistic free verse and stream of consciousness, this is an unforgettable, haunting tale.
Girls started vanishing in the fall. (Read more...)
For Maggie Larsen, the town of Gill Creek is only a stopgap before college and freedom, until she meets Pauline and Liam. What starts as an uneventful year suddenly changes: someone is killing teenaged girls, and the town reels from the tragedy. As Maggie's and Pauline's worlds collide and change around them, they will both experience love and loss, and by the end of the book, only one of them will survive.
Psychology is all around us: in the advertising we see, the politics we debate, and in the development of products we use every day. (Read more...)
Using engaging graphics, Heads Up Psychology explores the big ideas from all areas of psychology including psychoanalysis, intelligence, and mental disorders.
With easy-to-understand coverage of all the approaches to psychology and the ideas of more than 60 psychologists, from Asch to Milgram and Ramachandran to Zimbardo, this introduction to an often complicated subject is written with young-adult readers in mind and is structured around the questions they often ask, like
How do I fit in?,
Who needs parents, anyway?, and
Why do I feel so angry all the time?
In Heads Up Psychology, psychological theories are explained with the help of cleverly conceived graphic illustrations and diagrams to show how they relate to everyday life. Biography spreads give interesting insights into the lives and work of Freud, Pavlov, and more, while other psychologists and their big ideas are profiled in a comprehensive directory, and case study panels describe groundbreaking experiments in the field.
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