Within this magical forest setting, young Ariela Aparecida lives in the mountainous Brazilian interior. She is absorbed by the life of the vineyard that sustains her family’s village, toiling each day to care for the vines and learn the secrets of their growth.
One day, she is visited by a phantom samba dancer, who appears in the mist from the waterfalls. The phantom leaves Ariela with a silvery hoe and pruning shears, and the warning that she will soon be tested. That night, a giant owl flies to the foot of her bed, taking Ariela and her tools atop his wings for a flight to the forest’s edge. There she meets an ancient grapevine that reveals secrets and sets Ariela to a task that will save the vineyard from destruction.
The vine commands her to clear obstructions at the source of the valley’s waterfalls high up in the mountains. She must free the waterfall flow and be back in bed by dawn.
Após o fim da América do Norte, uma nova nação chamada Panem surge. Formada por doze distritos, é comandada com mão de ferro pela Capital. Uma das formas com que demonstra seu poder sobre o resto do carente país é com Jogos Vorazes, uma competição anual transmitida ao vivo pela televisão, em que um garoto e uma garota de doze a dezoito anos de cada distrito são selecionados e obrigados a lutar até a morte!
Para evitar que sua irmã seja a mais nova vítima do programa, Katniss se oferece para participar em seu lugar. Vinda do empobrecido Distrito 12, ela sabe como sobreviver em um ambiente hostil. Peeta, um garoto que ajudou sua família no passado, também foi selecionado. Caso vença, terá fama e fortuna. Se perder, morre. Mas para ganhar a competição, será preciso muito mais do que habilidade. Até onde Katniss estará disposta a ir para ser vitoriosa nos Jogos Vorazes?
Best-seller da Veja, a trilogia Jogos Vorazes foi adaptada para o cinema e estrelada por Jennifer Lawrence.
Chav: (n.): 1. A word that makes most Brits think of hoodies, hip hop, bling, and trouble. (It ain't a good fing, bruv.)
At the end of the school year, 16-year-old Shiraz Bailey Wood isn't expecting incredible grades. But when her test results come in, she's astonished to discover that not only did she pass them all, but that she's also actually clever! Emboldened by an invite to higher-level classes, Shiraz decides she can't waste her brain power frying eggs for minimum wage at the greasy spoon Mr. Yolk. So even in spite of her Mum's objections that it ain't her place, Shiraz enrolls in Superchav Academy's "Center of Excellence" to get even brainier.
Setting forth into the heady field of academia and hanging out with other boffin types seems like just the ticket to avoid getting stuck living like a chav forever in crappy Goodmayes Essex. Smooth-talking lads with whopping allowances tempt her-but Shiraz has to figure out: are these posh types really any better? Or maybe being a chav might not be all that bad-as long as it stands for Charming, Hilarious, Articulate, and Vibrant.
Here Dent takes a hilarious, acerbic look at what's really going on in Twitterworld; who's actually tweeting, who's really reading your tweets and what's behind the 140 character lies they tell. She looks at the highs and grotty lows of twitter addiction, the shameless social climbers, the friends you'll make and the ones you can't get bloody rid of, the barefaced bragging, the shameful celeb-stalking, and the truth about 'twanking', twitter cliques, angry 'twitchfork mobs' and dealing with trolls.