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This Book is not Good for You
This Book is not Good for You
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Between the pages of this book lies the secret to the best-tasting chocolate in all the world. I promise, your taste buds will tingle. Your palette will sing! Oh no, have I accidentally tempted you to read this book? I will warn you, however, the most delicious things are never good for you...and this story is particularly scrumptious! In this tooth-rotting adventure, Cass's mom has been kidnapped by the evil dessert chef and chocolatier, Senor Hugo! The ransom...the legendary tuning fork. Can Cass and Max-Ernest find the magical instrument before it's too late? Will they discover the evil secret ingredient to Senor Hugo's chocolate success? If you're tempted, take a taste, but just remember...this book is not good for you.

The Fever
The Fever
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In this impossible-to-put-down "panic attack of a novel," a small-town high school becomes the breeding ground for a mysterious illness.Deenie Nash is a diligent student with a close-knit family; her brother Eli is a hockey star and her father is a popular teacher. But when Deenie's best friend is struck by a terrifying, unexplained seizure in class, the Nashes' seeming stability dissolves into chaos. As rumors of a hazardous outbreak spread through school, and hysteria and contagion swell, a series of tightly held secrets emerges, threatening to unravel friendships, families, and the town's fragile sense of security.A chilling story about guilt, family secrets, and the lethal power of desire.

You Will Know Me
You Will Know Me
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How far will you go to achieve a dream? That's the question a celebrated coach poses to Katie and Eric Knox after he sees their daughter Devon, a gymnastics prodigy and Olympic hopeful, compete. For the Knoxes there are no limits--until a violent death rocks their close-knit gymnastics community and everything they have worked so hard for is suddenly at risk.As rumors swirl among the other parents, Katie tries frantically to hold her family together while also finding herself irresistibly drawn to the crime itself. What she uncovers--about her daughter's fears, her own marriage, and herself-forces Katie to consider whether there's any price she isn't willing to pay to achieve Devon's dream.

If Youre Reading This its too Late
If Youre Reading This its too Late
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Beware!Dangerous secrets lie between the pages of this book.OK, I warned you. But if you think I'll give anything away, or tell you that this is the sequel to my first literary endeavor, The Name of This Book is Secret, you're wrong.I'm not going to remind you of how we last left our heroes, Cass and Max-Ernest, as they awaited intiation into the mysterious Terces Society, or the ongoing fight against the evil Dr. L and Ms. Mauvais. I certainly won't be telling you about how the kids stumble upon the Museum of Magic, where they finally meet the amazing Pietro!Oh, blast! I've done it again. Well, at least I didn't tell you about the missing Sound Prism, the nefarious Lord Pharaoh, or the mysterious creature born in a bottle over 500 years ago, the key to the biggest secret of all.I really can't help myself, now can I? Let's face it - if you're reading this, it's too late.

Bad News
Bad News
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Sometimes plans go bad. A dragon preserve in the middle of the desert? It can only mean one thing. Ariella, known to be the last dragon on earth, has been recaptured by the nefarious Midnight Sun. But the news, when Clay hears it, is even worse: His brother's best friend Cass has disappeared while investigating this mysterious tourist destination. The rescue mission takes Clay undercover to a crater halfway around the world, where dragons are kept captive for the entertainment of wealthy guests. Or so it seems. Can Clay get to the bottom of the Midnight Sun's horrible plans, find Cass, and bring them both back to safety? Or will he be uncovered first?Old friends return and new foes appear as Pseudonymous Bosch answers long-simmering questions in his most exciting adventure yet, packed with action, humor, magic, mystery, and the roars of dragons.

Move Fast and Break Things
Move Fast and Break Things
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Move Fast and Break Things is a path-breaking polemic in support of the future of the creative industries in the age of the Internet platform. The title, taken from a term coined by Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, originally referred to reckless hacker culture at the social media behemoth. In Taplin's telling, Move Fast and Break Things piquantly describes the way in which the largest Internet platforms--Facebook, Google and Amazon-used the music, news and film industries to build their businesses to scale only to sideline them, and the millions of Americans who work for them. The result is a news industry subservient to social media traffic, a music industry in which life is harder than ever for the "middle class" musician, and a book industry threatened by the overwhelming digital market share of a single retailer. As broadband ubiquity increases, the film and television industries will be the next victim.Taplin's story, studded with unforgettable stories from his half century as a music and film producer and early pioneer of streaming video online, begins with a small group of libertarian entrepreneurs, Peter Thiel and Larry Page among them, who in the 1990s began to hijack the original decentralized version of the Internet to create the monopoly firms which now determine the financial destiny of most cultural products in the United States. Taplin offers a masterful interpretation of the way these firms and individuals began to shape online life in their own image: tolerating piracy of books, music and film while at the same time promoting opaque business practices and subordinating privacy of individual users to create the surveillance marketing monoculture of sponsored content and other forms of relentless advertisement from which so many are alienated.Unafraid to cut through Silicon Valley jargon, Taplin assesses the economic toll of the digital shift and interprets in a vital, forward-thinking way how artists everywhere can reclaim their audiences with knowledge of the past and a determination to work together. . . . . . . .

Little & Lion
Little & Lion
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When Suzette comes home to Los Angeles from her boarding school in New England, she's isn't sure if she'll ever want to go back. L.A. is where her friends and family are (as well as her crush, Emil). And her stepbrother, Lionel, who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, needs her emotional support.But as she settles into her old life, Suzette finds herself falling for someone new...the same girl her brother is in love with. When Lionel's disorder spirals out of control, Suzette is forced to confront her past mistakes and find a way to help her brother before he hurts himself--or worse.

The Land of Stories. The Wishing Spell
The Land of Stories. The Wishing Spell
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When the twins' grandmother gives them a ' treasured fairy-tale book, they have no idea they re about to enter a land beyond all imagining: the Land of Stories, where fairy tales are real.