But something's not quite right about Unity, and soon Frances finds herself in the middle of a puzzle too ominous to ignore. Exactly what are the Unity members trying so hard to hide? And why does no one else on campus, adult or teen, seem suspicious of them? This time Frances won't scurry away to hide. The memory of her brother is at stake.
by Josiah Akhtab
Jo Kapernick is and, to the best of his knowledge, always has been a loner, fighter, and survivor. Gifted with the ability of an exceptionally quick, even superhuman, sidestep, Jo travels the land in search of a way to unlock the powers hidden deep inside himself. Along the way, he meets and befriends other talented fighters with superhuman abilities who may just help him find what he’s been searching for.
5 out of 5 Stars - "Another great read from Kailin Gow." - Books, College, and Other Random Things
5 out of 5 Stars - "A lovely story to follow, with amazing conversations, heart felt choices. surprising the reader further as you read it." - Kimi's Reviews
4 out of 5 Stars - "the female hero is great and smart strong and i want more!" - Marianita
With more demons coming through the portal and resembling students at St. James, Lux and Asher now finds it is a race to help save their fellow classmates and beloved community from the Beautiful Beings. Meanwhile, Brax is acting angrier and more distant...could it be because Lux could not look pass his past with Shayne or because he is becoming more and more like Moore. Moore is fighting his dark side as much as he can, but with Shayne pulled to join his parents, and all the odds against him, the struggle he has becomes more and more apparent and heartbreaking for Lux and him. But now Lux is drawn closer to Asher who provides her with support and strength. Lux does not know how to deal with the changes within her, and she tries to find answers on how. If so, how can she use this to help the ones she love?
THE BEAUTIFUL BEINGS SERIES Beautiful Beings
Heaven and Hell
There's bad news and good news about the Cutter High School swim team. The bad news is that they don't have a pool. The good news is that only one of them can swim anyway. Bestselling author Chris Crutcher’s controversial and acclaimed novel follows a group of outcasts as they take on inequality and injustice in their high school.
"Crutcher's superior gifts as a storyteller and his background as a working therapist combine to make magic in Whale Talk. The thread of truth in his fiction reminds us that heroes can come in any shape, color, ability or size, and friendship can bridge nearly any divide.”—Washington Post
T.J. Jones hates the blatant preferential treatment jocks receive at his high school, and the reverence paid to the varsity lettermen. When he sees a member of the wrestling team threatening an underclassman, T.J. decides he’s had enough. He recruits some of the biggest misfits at Cutter High to form a swim team. They may not have very much talent, but the All-Night Mermen prove to be way more than T.J. anticipated. As the unlikely athletes move closer to their goal, these new friends might learn that the journey is worth more than the reward. For fans of Andrew Smith and Marieke Nijkamp.
"Crutcher offers an unusual yet resonant mixture of black comedy and tragedy that lays bare the superficiality of the high-school scene. The book's shocking climax will force readers to re-examine their own values and may cause them to alter their perception of individuals pegged as 'losers.'"—Publishers Weekly
An American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults
New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age
Features a new afterword by Chris Crutcher
This e-book includes a sample chapter of WHAT HAPPENED TO LANI GARVER.