By Jacqueline Woodson
A heartbreaking modern romance from a three-time Newbery Honor profitable author
Jeremiah feels solid inside of his personal epidermis. that's, while he's in his personal Brooklyn local. yet now he's going to be attending a posh prep tuition in long island, and black teenage boys don't precisely slot in there. So it's a shock while he meets Ellie the 1st week of faculty. in a single frozen second their eyes lock and after that they understand they healthy jointly — although she's Jewish and he's black. Their worlds are so diverse, yet to them that's now not what concerns. Too undesirable the remainder of the realm has to get of their manner. Reviewers have referred to as Coretta Scott King Award-winning writer Jacqueline Woodson's paintings "exceptional" (Publishers Weekly) and "wrenchingly honest" (School Library Journal), and feature stated "it deals a viewpoint on racism and elitism hardly present in fiction for this age group" (Publishers Weekly). In should you Come Softly, she promises a robust tale of interracial love that leaves readers considering "why" and "if only...."
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LEVIATHAN Also by Scott Westerfeld Uglies Pretties Specials Extras And the book that explains it all: Bogus to Bubbly: An Insider’s Guide to the World of Uglies LEVIATHAN Written by MR. SCOTT WESTERFELD Illustrated by Mr. Keith Thompson This book is a work of fiction. Any references to historical events, real people, or real locales are used fictitiously. Other names, characters, places, and incidents are the product of the author’s imagination, and any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.
Paul’s Cathedral rose into view, a shiver passed through the rig. Deryn scowled. Were her ten minutes up already? She looked down, but the line leading to the ground hung slack. They weren’t reeling her in just yet. The jolt came again, and Deryn saw a few of the tentacles around her clench, coiling like ribbons scraped between a pair of scissors. They were slowly gathering back into a single strand. The Huxley was nervous. Deryn swung herself from side to side, ignoring the majesty of London to search the horizon for whatever was spooking the airbeast.
Humiliating, he supposed, but better than dying. His kidnappers evidently didn’t think Alek was much of a threat. They hadn’t tied him up. Someone had even thought to put a blanket between him and the rocking metal floor. He opened his eyes and saw shifting patches of light, a grid of swaying shadows cast by a ventilation grill. Neat racks of explosive shells lined the walls, and the hiss of pneumatics was louder than ever. He was in the belly of the Stormwalker—the gunners’ station. ” came a nervous voice.
If You Come Softly (If You Come Softly, Book 1) by Jacqueline Woodson