Sophie never needed anybody but Louisa. So when Louisa leaves her, she finds herself with no one to turn to and certainly no one to talk to. When the world starts turning gray around her, her mom suggests seeing a doctor. But can a doctor really do anything to mend her broken heart?
We all have secrets. We all have small truths about ourselves that we want to keep hidden. But Sophie has a bigger secret than most. She has a secret that would blow her family apart. She has a secret that can never be told. But all secrets have a way of coming out. When Sophie discovers that her best friend, Louisa, is going to leave her, she realizes that her secret, the one that she’s been guarding so carefully, might be the only thing that can stop Louisa from going. Can Sophie reveal her secret and, if she does, will it really stop her best friend from leaving?
Cassie is a popular girl and she knows it. In fact, when she’s asked to define the person that she is for her school yearbook, she ends up choosing that very word. But popularity can be a fickle thing. When Cassie starts to learn this, she realizes that everything she had built for herself is about to coming crashing down around her.
It’s the final week of school and everybody is getting pumped about the end-of-year party down by the river. Cory already knows who he wants to take, but when he receives an unexpected request from a girl he’s known for years, he finds his plans derailed. Sky is certain that Cory is going to ask her to the party, but he doesn’t. She tries to tell herself that she’s cool with it, but when she sees him dancing with another girl, she realizes that she might have made a mistake by pushing him away. When she spots a chance to get him alone, she takes it, but will she do something that she will later regret?
Cassie’s moved on from high school and into everything that comes with college. She’s lost interest in the parties and the popularity race that comes with the party scene. In fact she'd much prefer to spend some quiet time with her new friend Sam rather than party the night away, but when he pushes for some fun and her ex Eric seeks her out, she finds herself being pulled into a world that she thought she'd escaped forever.
Cory knows that it’s going to take Sky some time to get used to being his girlfriend, but he’s hurt when she asks him to keep it a secret. With her birthday coming up and the chance of her leaving town, he decides not to make a fuss about it but still to give Sky a birthday to remember. Sky can't wait until her birthday. She is finally going to get to leave the home, but more importantly, she’s going to find out who her parents are. The thing is, though, that sometimes the truth is best left in the past. When Sky finds out who her parents are and what they did, will she ever be able to move on from it?
Sky is in hospital and it isn't looking good. When Cory speaks to the doctor he finds out exactly how bad it is and he comes to realize that he’s going to have to face a harsh reality of life. When Danny shows up to give his support, Cory can't believe it. Cory demands that Danny leave, but when Sky starts to flatline they both start to realize just how much Sky means to them. Is it too late for Danny and Cory to admit how they feel, or can a miracle really happen?
Sky is starting to settle into her new home, but that doesn't mean that she’s calming down. When a school prank goes a little too far, she finds herself being given an offer she can't really refuse. But will she be able to keep up to her side of the deal? Cory is falling hard for Sky. He knows that she’s the girl he’s been waiting for, but she keeps pushing him away. When she makes it clear to him that she isn't looking for anything serious, he is still sure in himself that he will be able to change her mind But when his best friend goes behind his back, will he still be able to find that happily ever after he’s been planning for?
This book examines how gay place-making challenged the juggernaut of neoliberal urbanization in the Malate district of Manila. In this ethnography, Collins explores the creation of place, characterized by neighborhood renewal, gay community and entrepreneurialism, and informal gay sexual labor. Malate teaches us that the power of sexual community to sustain a transgressive, inclusive, gay neighborhood is circumscribed and fleeting, and that urban livability, justice, and freedom must be pursued through organized grassroots political projects if the magic of Malate is to be revived for all its residents.
When the world government realized that the world was about to be damaged beyond repair, they had to take drastic action. A thousand years later and the last of the population are living without technology and under the strict regulations set by The City of Hope council. The problem is that nobody can fight back. Each person is required by law to have a chip inserted into them at birth. This chip can be deactivated at any time and once that happens, your life is deactivated with it. There is a small fraction of people, though, who fight against The City of Hope. They are “old worlders”. They've managed to hide for generations and can’t be tracked, because they were never chipped. They're the reason that Sarah was forced to become a bounty hunter. They're the reason that the most important thing in her life was taken from her. When Sarah finds a huge camp of old worlders, she knows that she only needs one to finish paying of the council. But when she chooses to take a girl with wild hair and leave the rest, she doesn't realize that there’s one man who will stop at nothing to get that girl back. Follow Sarah along her journey to fight for us all!
The court case is getting close and Faith can feel the tension building. Her plan to blackmail her attacker has failed and her friend Danny decides to take things into his own hands. Everything that could go wrong is going wrong and Faith isn't sure whether things are going to work out any more. When the court case is coming to a close and all the jury seem to be buying Sam’s story, Faith thinks that all hope is lost. But when her lawyer calls a surprise witness to the stand, things might just swing her way.
Faith thought that starting a new school for her senior year was as bad as it was going to get. She thought that making new friends and finishing her exams were going to be her biggest problems, but she was wrong. When she meets smooth talking Sam on her first day, she can tell something isn't right about him. After going to a party and bumping into him again, she finds herself waking up the next morning with no memory of what happened. There is someone who knows what happened, though, but is he willing to tell the truth? Follow Faith on her journey through the twists and turns in this gripping saga!
Melisa hasn't seen her father since he moved to England. She hasn't wanted to. He broke her mother’s heart and left them to pick up the pieces of their fractured lives. He’s getting married, though, and he’s insisting that she’s there for his special day. Melisa is sure that the nightmare will begin from the moment she gets on the plane. She doesn't even like flying. Things aren't quite as dark as they seem, though, when the hottest guy she’s ever seen sits down next to her with a book in his hand. They've got ten hours before they land. They're perfect strangers. They're taking off on an unplanned adventure together, but when turbulence strikes will they find themselves suffering through a crash landing?
Jason has known Sophie since pre-school, although Sophie didn't even know who he was, until their second year of high school. When Jason’s father leaves after having an affair, he turns to food for comfort. Sophie is quick to spot his weight gain and ensures that the next few years of his life are hell. Jason has one thing to look forward to though, college. It’s a chance to start fresh and create a cooler version of the person he used to be. He spends all summer getting back into shape and things finally seem to be going his way, until a familiar face shows up and brings everything crashing down around him.
Cory had lived in Denver all his life and he’s getting pretty restless. When he realizes that the most exciting day of his life was when a dog broke into the school, he realizes that he needs to do something about it. The only problem is that not much goes on in Denver, and that doesn't look like it’s about to change any time soon. Sky has spent her entire life dealing with the fact that her parents abandoned her. She thinks that it doesn't affect her, but when she meets a guy who might just be perfect the cracks become apparent. Sky doesn't believe in love. Or, to be more specific, she doesn't believe that anyone can love her. So when she turns up in Denver and catches Cory’s eye, it will only lead to disaster, right? Find out in this full saga and learn how Cory discovers just How Long It Takes!
Book 1: "Melisa hasn't seen her father since he moved to England. She hasn't wanted to. He broke her mother’s heart and left them to pick up the pieces of their fractured lives. He’s getting married, though, and he’s insisting that she’s there for his special day. Melisa is sure that the nightmare will begin from the moment she gets on the plane. She doesn't even like flying. Things aren't quite as dark as they seem, though, when the hottest guy she’s ever seen sits down next to her with a book in his hand. They've got ten hours before they land. They're perfect strangers. They're taking off on an unplanned adventure together, but when turbulence strikes will they find themselves suffering through a crash landing?" Book 2: "Melisa had refused to accept Claire because of what she did. She knowingly had an affair with a married man. She had knowingly opened a weakness in Melisa’s family and she tore them apart. How could Melisa forgive her for that? How could she forgive her for doing something which was so clearly wrong? Melisa’s stance gets put to the test, though, when she finds out that her crush from the plane has a girlfriend and that he seems pretty reluctant to change that." Book 3: "Lisa gave Calvin a choice and he made it. It’s just, when she gave him the choice to make, she’d thought he would pick the right one. He didn’t, though. He didn’t make the right choice. He didn’t pick her. He picked Penelope instead. When Lisa decides to cut her trip short, she’s sure that it’s the right thing to do. She’s desperate to get away from Calvin and she knows that she can’t do that until she’s put the trip behind her. When she gets on the plane home, though, she finds herself trapped with the very things that she has been trying to run from."
Melisa had refused to accept Claire because of what she did. She knowingly had an affair with a married man. She had knowingly opened a weakness in Melisa’s family and she tore them apart. How could Melisa forgive her for that? How could she forgive her for doing something which was so clearly wrong? Melisa’s stance gets put to the test, though, when she finds out that her crush from the plane has a girlfriend and that he seems pretty reluctant to change that.
Faith had thought that she was doing the right thing. She had thought that telling the police about her attacker would protect other girls from being hurt like her. That’s not quite how it worked out, though. After she told the police about her attack, the whole town had turned against her. They all thought that she was lying and that Sam was getting his life ruined by her. When she realized that she couldn't just accept defeat she went in search of the only other girl who knows the truth about Sam. Will she be able to find the girl who has spent her life running and, if she does, will she be able to bring her home?