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Double Exposure
by Bridget Birdsall

Language

English

Pages

284

Publication Date

November 11, 2014

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Fifteen-year-old Alyx Atlas was raised as a boy, yet she knows something others don鈥檛. She鈥檚 a girl. And after her dad dies, it becomes painfully obvious that she must prove it now聴to herself and to the world. Born with ambiguous genitalia, Alyx has always felt a little different. But it鈥檚 after she sustains a terrible beating behind a 7-Eleven that she and her mother pack up their belongings and move from California to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to start a new life聴and Alyx begins over again, this time as a girl.<br /><br />Alyx quickly makes new friends, earns a spot on the girls鈥?varsity basketball team, and for the first time in her life feels like she fits in. That is, until her prowess on the court proves too much for the jealous, hotheaded Pepper Pitmani, who sets out to uncover Alyx鈥檚 secret. A dangerous game of Truth or Dare exposes Alyx鈥檚 difference and will disqualify her entire basketball team from competing in the state championships unless Alyx can prove, once and for all, that she is a girl. But will Alyx find the courage to stand up for the truth of her personhood, or will she do what she鈥檚 always done聴run away? Whatever she decides, she knows there鈥檚 much more at stake than a championship win.<br /><br />A stunning debut young adult novel from Bridget Birdsall, <i>Double Exposure</i> brings to light complex gender issues, teenage insecurities, and overcoming all obstacles.<br /><br />Sky Pony Press, with our Good Books, Racehorse and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of books for young readers聴picture books for small children, chapter books, books for middle grade readers, and novels for young adults. Our list includes bestsellers for children who love to play Minecraft; stories told with LEGO bricks; books that teach lessons about tolerance, patience, and the environment, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a <i>New York Times</i> bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
by Stephen Chbosky

Language

English

Pages

228

Publication Date

June 25, 2010

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Read the cult-favorite coming of age story that takes a sometimes heartbreaking, often hysterical, and always honest look at high school in all its glory. Also a major motion picture starring Logan Lerman and Emma Watson, <i>The Perks of Being a Wallflower</i> is a funny, touching, and haunting modern classic.<br /><br />The critically acclaimed debut novel from Stephen Chbosky, <i>Perks</i> follows observant 鈥渨allflower鈥?Charlie as he charts a course through the strange world between adolescence and adulthood. First dates, family drama, and new friends. Sex, drugs, and <i>The Rocky Horror Picture Show</i>. Devastating loss, young love, and life on the fringes. Caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it, Charlie must learn to navigate those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up.<br /> <br />A #1 <i>New York Times</i> best seller for more than a year, an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults (2000) and Best Book for Reluctant Readers (2000), and with millions of copies in print, this novel for teen readers (or 鈥渨allflowers鈥?of more-advanced age) will make you laugh, cry, and perhaps feel nostalgic for those moments when you, too, tiptoed onto the dance floor of life.
Hocus Pocus and The All-New Sequel
by A. W. Jantha

Language

English

Pages

528

Publication Date

July 10, 2018

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Hocus Pocus is beloved by Halloween enthusiasts all over the world. Diving once more into the world of witches, this electrifying two-part young adult novel, released on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the 1993 film, marks a new era of Hocus Pocus. Fans will be spellbound by a fresh retelling of the original film, followed by the all-new sequel that continues the story with the next generation of Salem teens.<br /><br />Shortly after moving from California to Salem, Max Dennison finds himself in hot water when he accidentally releases a coven of witches from the afterlife. Max, his sister, and his new friends (human and otherwise) must find a way to stop the witches from carrying out their evil plan and remaining on Earth to torment Salem for all eternity.<br /><br />Twenty-five years later, Max and Allison's seventeen-year-old daughter, Poppy, finds herself face-to-face with the Sanderson sisters in all their sinister glory. When Halloween celebrations don't quite go as planned, it's a race against time as Poppy and her friends fight to save her family and all of Salem from the witches' latest death-defying scheme.
Crier's War
by Nina Varela

Language

English

Pages

434

Publication Date

October 01, 2019

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<p><strong>From debut author Nina Varela comes the first book in an Own Voices, richly imagined epic fantasy duology about an impossible love between two girls鈥攐ne human, one Made鈥攚hose romance could be the beginning of a revolution.</strong></p><p><strong>Perfect for fans of Marie Rutkoski鈥檚 <em>The Winner鈥檚 Curse</em> as well as <em>Game of Thrones </em>and </strong><strong><em>Westworld</em></strong><strong>.</strong></p><p>After the War of Kinds ravaged the kingdom of Rabu, the Automae, designed to be the playthings of royals, usurped their owners鈥?estates and bent the human race to their will.</p><p>Now Ayla, a human servant rising in the ranks at the House of the Sovereign, dreams of avenging her family鈥檚 death鈥y killing the sovereign鈥檚 daughter, Lady Crier. </p><p>Crier was Made to be beautiful, flawless, and to carry on her father鈥檚 legacy. But that was before her betrothal to the enigmatic Scyre Kinok, before she discovered her father isn鈥檛 the benevolent king she once admired, and most importantly, before she met Ayla.</p><p>Now, with growing human unrest across the land, pressures from a foreign queen, and an evil new leader on the rise, Crier and Ayla find there may be only one path to love: war.</p>
Ship of Smoke and Steel (The Wells of Sorcery Trilogy Book 1)
by Django Wexler

Language

English

Pages

361

Publication Date

January 22, 2019

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<p><b><i>Ship of Smoke and Steel </i>is the launch of Django Wexler's cinematic, action-packed epic fantasy Wells of Sorcery trilogy.</b></p><p>In the lower wards of Kahnzoka, the great port city of the Blessed Empire, eighteen-year-old ward boss Isoka enforces the will of her criminal masters with the power of Melos, the Well of Combat. The money she collects goes to keep her little sister living in comfort, far from the bloody streets they grew up on.</p><p> When Isoka's magic is discovered by the government, she's arrested and brought to the Emperor's spymaster, who sends her on an impossible mission: steal <i>Soliton</i>, a legendary ghost ship鈥攁 ship from which no one has ever returned. If she fails, her sister鈥檚 life is forfeit.</p><p> On board <i>Soliton</i>, nothing is as simple as it seems. Isoka tries to get close to the ship's mysterious captain, but to do it she must become part of the brutal crew and join their endless battles against twisted creatures. She doesn't expect to have to contend with feelings for a charismatic fighter who shares her combat magic, or for a fearless princess who wields an even darker power.</p><p><b>鈥淭ruly epic, fierce, and exhilarating, <i>Ship of Smoke and Steel</i> will capture you and lock you away. With magical combat sequences fit for the big screen, the action is almost as breathtaking as the intrigue.鈥?鈥擬organ Rhodes, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of the Falling Kingdoms series</b></p><p>At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.</p>
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
by Benjamin Alire S謾enz

Language

English

Pages

369

Publication Date

February 21, 2012

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This Printz Honor Book is a 鈥渢ender, honest exploration of identity鈥?(<i>Publishers Weekly</i>) that distills lyrical truths about family and friendship.<br /><br />Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship鈥攖he kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.
White Rabbit
by Caleb Roehrig

Language

English

Pages

330

Publication Date

April 24, 2018

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<p>Caleb Roehrig, author of Last Seen Leaving, delivers another spellbinding YA murder mystery in White Rabbit.</p><p>Rufus Holt is having the worst night of his life. It begins with the reappearance of his ex-boyfriend, Sebastian鈥攖he guy who stomped his heart out like a spent cigarette. Just as Rufus is getting ready to move on, Sebastian turns up out of the blue, saying they need to "talk." Things couldn鈥檛 get worse, right?</p><p>Then Rufus gets a call from his sister April, begging for help. He and Sebastian find her, drenched in blood and holding a knife beside the dead body of her boyfriend, Fox Whitney.</p><p>April swears she didn鈥檛 kill Fox. Rufus knows her too well to believe she鈥檚 telling him the whole truth, but April has something he needs. Her price is his help. Now, with no one to trust but the boy he wants to hate yet can鈥檛 stop loving, Rufus has one night to clear his sister鈥檚 name . . . or die trying.</p>
Max and the Multiverse
by Zachry Wheeler

Language

English

Pages

197

Publication Date

February 05, 2017

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It's spring break and Max is stuck at home all by himself. Just the way he likes it. He games online, feasts on junk, and wonders why his cat can suddenly talk.<br /><br />Thanks to a bizarre mishap, Max has started shifting between parallel universes whenever he falls asleep. A curious affliction, and one that steadily erodes his sanity. Day after day, he awakes to a strange new reality and struggles to make sense of his surroundings.<br /><br />But then one day he awakes to a hyper-advanced version of Earth where humans have colonized space. Determined to fulfill a lifelong dream, Max and his cyborg cat venture into the black, only to entangle themselves in an intergalactic conflict.<br /><br /><b>* Gold Medal Winner - Global Ebook Awards<br />* Finalist - National Indie Excellence Awards<br />* Finalist - Next Generation Indie Book Awards<br />* Finalist - NMAZ Book Awards</b>
The Infinite Noise: A Bright Sessions Novel (The Bright Sessions ...
by Lauren Shippen

Language

English

Pages

328

Publication Date

September 24, 2019

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<p><b>Lauren Shippen's <i>The Infinite Noise</i> is a stunning, original debut novel based on her wildly popular and award-winning podcast <i>The Bright Sessions</i>.</b></p><p>Caleb Michaels is a sixteen-year-old champion running back. Other than that his life is pretty normal. But when Caleb starts experiencing mood swings that are out of the ordinary for even a teenager, his life moves beyond 鈥渢ypical.鈥?lt;/p><p>Caleb is an Atypical, an individual with enhanced abilities. Which sounds pretty cool except Caleb's ability is extreme empathy鈥攈e feels the emotions of everyone around him. Being an empath in high school would be hard enough, but Caleb's life becomes even more complicated when he keeps getting pulled into the emotional orbit of one of his classmates, Adam. Adam's feelings are big and all-consuming, but they fit together with Caleb's feelings in a way that he can't quite understand. </p><p>Caleb's therapist, Dr. Bright, encourages Caleb to explore this connection by befriending Adam. As he and Adam grow closer, Caleb learns more about his ability, himself, his therapist鈥攚ho seems to know a lot more than she lets on鈥攁nd just how dangerous being an Atypical can be.</p><p>鈥淲hat if the X-Men, instead of becoming superheroes, decided to spend some time in therapy?鈥?(<i>Vox </i>on <i>The Bright Sessions</i>)</p><p>At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.</p>
Cinderella Boy
by Kristina Meister

Language

English

Pages

306

Publication Date

July 02, 2018

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<b>Being perfect isn't all it's cracked up to be.</b><br /><br />Sixteen-year-old Declan is the perfect son . . . except for one tiny issue. When his sister Delia comes home to find him trying on her clothes, he fears her judgment, but she only fears his fashion choices. One quick makeover later, Declan is transformed into Delia鈥檚 mysterious cousin Layla and dragged to the party of the year, hosted by Carter, the most popular boy in school.<br /><br />When Carter meets Layla, he fumbles to charm her. He adores her sense of humor and her poise. But when she vanishes in the middle of the night, he鈥檚 left confused and determined to solve the mystery of who she is.<br /><br />As their school year begins, their high school embraces a policy of intolerance, and both Declan and Carter know they must stand up. Carter is tired of being a coward and wants to prove he can be a knight in shining armor. Declan is sick of being bullied and wants desperately to be himself. If they team up, it could be a fairy-tale ending, or a very unhappy ever after.<br /><br /><i>Word count: 89,400; page count: 346</i>

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