My name is Hanna. I am 15. I am Latvian. I live with my mother and grandmother. My father is missing, taken by the Russians. I have a boyfriend and Im training to be a dancer. But none of that is important any more. Because the Nazis have arrived, and I am a Jew. And as far as they are concerned, that is all that matters. This is my story.
My name is Inge. I am sixteen. I live in Munich. Food is still rationed, though the war ended over ten years ago. My boyfriend is Jewish. I have to hide this from my parents. Sometimes I think they are hiding something from me, too. Letters arrive every year on my birthday, but they are addressed to a girl named Kasia. This is her story.
Ever since her dad died, Jill has drifted away from those she loves. Now her mom wants to adopt a baby, replacing their lost family member with a new one. And whats worse...the teenage mother, Mandy, is moving in with them before the birth. A remarkable story of what it means to be a family, and the many roads we can take to become one.
This refreshing, deeply affecting debut sparkles with prose as crisp as its Alpine backdrop. Its heroine Cara - grief-stricken after her best friends death and navigating a new life in the Swiss mountains - will win the hearts of YA readers everywhere.
Deep beneath the sea, off the cold Irish coast, Gaia is a young mermaid who dreams of freedom from her controlling father. On her first swim to the surface, she is drawn towards a human boy. She longs to join his carefree world, but how much will she have to sacrifice? What will it take for the little mermaid to find her voice?
In Aramtesh, scent has power. When the crown prince lies poisoned, long suppressed rivalries threaten to blow the empire apart. Its up to a poor village girl with a talent for fragrances and the princes loyal bodyguard to find an antidote. To succeed, the pair must uncover secrets - ancient tales as well as buried truths from their own pasts.