New York Times bestselling author Laura Griffin’s Desperate Girls is a tightly wound, fast-paced romantic thriller that follows a desperate woman on the run as she hides from a killer’s symbolic revenge spree. Defense attorney Brynn Holloran is right at home among cops, criminals, and tough-as-nails prosecutors. With her sharp wit and pointed words, she has a tendency to intimidate, and she likes it that way. She’s a force to be reckoned with in the courtroom, but in her personal life, she’s a mess. When a vicious murderer she once helped prosecute resurfaces and starts a killing spree to wipe out those who put him behind bars, one thing becomes clear: Brynn needs to run for her life. When the police come up empty-handed, Brynn turns to a private security firm for protection. But when she defies advice and gets involved in the investigation, even the former Secret Service agent assigned to protect her may not be able to keep her safe. With every new clue she discovers, Brynn is pulled back into the vortex of a disturbing case from her past. As the clock ticks down on a manhunt, Brynn’s desperate search for the truth unearths long-buried secrets and reignites a killer’s fury.
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One small, northern community. Two girls gone -- one missing, the other dead. A riveting coming-of-age debut young adult novel for fans of We Were Liars and All the Bright Places. Sixteen-year-old Helen Commanda is found dead just outside Thunder Creek, Ontario. Her murder goes unremarked, except for the fact that it may shed light on the earlier disappearance of Chloe Shaughnessy. Chloe is beautiful, rich and white. Helen is plain, and from the reservation. They had nothing in common except that they were teenage girls from an unforgiving small town. Only Chloe's best friend Jenny Parker knows exactly how unforgiving, but she's keeping some dangerous secrets of her own. Jenny begins looking for answers about Helen's life and death, trying to understand larger questions about her town and her best friend. But what can a teenage girl really accomplish where adults have failed? And how much is Jenny actually complicit in a conspiracy of silence?
Bullying has become a social epidemic that is killing our youth, and scarring some of its victims for life. Girls who have grown up to be mean women are guilty of adult bullying, in the form of gossip exclusion games, and other subtle maneuvers. This is a social evil and it will only be eradicated when people stand up and fight for social transformation. If freedom from slavery, racism and women's lack of equality were fought for and won, this is a battle worth fighting as well. Discrimination in any form is wrong. When thousands of children no longer want to go to school because of social bullying, the game has gone too far. Fight for the next generation and those to come. Begin the discussion with this book.
Young goodlooking ER medic Travis Stork MD was a hit on the US reality TV dating show, 'The Bachelor'. As a doctor he has found himself listening to countless stories about relationships, hearing tales of low self-esteem and desperate behaviour. He has now combined his personal and professional expertise to provide a fresh new take on male/female dynamics. In Don't Be That Girl, Travis identifies 8 types of women who tend to make the same mistakes again and again, and he offers constructive, upbeat advice on how to avoid being 'That Girl'. He cleverly and wittily takes us through all the archetypes: Agenda Girl, Drama Queen Girl, Bitter Girl, Desperate Girl, Yes Girl, Insecure Girl, Lost Girl and Working Girl, while encouraging women to defeat their insecurities and learn to feel confident just being themselves. Travis Stork exudes down-to-earth charm and has an irresistible style of writing that entertains as well as enlightens and is never patronising. He is a passionate advocate of healthy relationships and wants women to stop falling victim to self-defeating behaviour and find their own fairy-tale ending.
The instant New York Times bestseller, now in paperback: a moving tribute to female friendships, with the inspiring story of eleven girls and the ten women they became, from the coauthor of the million-copy bestseller The Last Lecture As children, they formed a special bond, growing up in the small town of Ames, Iowa. As young women, they moved to eighth different states, yet they managed to maintain an extraordinary friendship that would carry them through college and careers, marriage and motherhood, dating and divorce, the death of a child, and the mysterious death of the eleventh member of their group. Capturing their remarkable story, The Girls from Ames is a testament to the enduring, deep bonds of women as they experience life's challenges, and the power of friendship to overcome even the most daunting odds. The girls, now in their forties, have a lifetime of memories in common, some evocative of their generation and some that will resonate with any woman who has ever had a friend. The Girls from Ames demonstrates how close female relationships can shape every aspect of women's lives-their sense of themselves, their choice of men, their need for validation, their relationships with their mothers, their dreams for their daughters-and reveals how such friendships thrive, rewarding those who have committed to them. With both universal events and deeply personal moments, it's a book that every woman will relate to and be inspired by.
We’ve all heard the statistics about how much TV kids watch—and how it’s not good for them. Well, throw those stats out the window so you can use TV for the good of your students! Following the best-selling format of the Videos That Teach series, TV Shows That Teach will give you plenty of TV show clip ideas to use for illustrations or teaching on a variety of topics or Bible passages. From the classics, to some of the latest and greatest shows, you’ll find ideas that will fit into any message you’re trying to communicate to your students. Included in this book are clip ideas from comedies like Happy Days, The Simpsons, Saturday Night Live, The Office, The Cosby Show, Everybody Loves Raymond, and more. You’ll also find clips from dramas like The West Wing, Freaks and Geeks, 24, Lost, My So Called Life, The Sopranos, and more. And, of course, there are lessons to be learned from reality shows like The Simple Life, American Idol, Survivor, The Real World, and more.Search by topic or Bible reference to find just the right clip, or just look through the table of contents for your favorite shows. Each clip will give you start and stop points, Bible passages that relate to the topic in the clip, as well as questions to get your students thinking and talking about what they just watched. They’ll never see TV in the same way!
“Had me emotionally involved right from the start ... Brilliantly written” – That Thing She Reads A memory: golden-tipped sand dunes, early June heat waves blurring the Northumberland coastline. Michael racing towards the shore, Emily on his shoulders, their laughter ringing out against the crash of the rolling waves. A family together.
Instead of advancing women’s social and professional empowerment, popular culture trends appear to be backsliding into the blatant sexual exploitation of women and girls at younger and younger ages. This study investigates the effects of mass marketed sexual images and cultural trends on the behaviors and attitudes of young girls and describes many ways in which young girls are increasingly taught to go to outrageous lengths in seeking male attention. Topics include the powerful effects of cultural phenomena such as revealing fashions, plastic surgery, and beauty pageants in influencing teen and preteen girls to willingly participate in and promote their own sexualization. These chapters also explore other cultural factors contributing to this early sexualization of young girls, including absentee parenting and material overindulgence. Later chapters focus on the sexual representations of females in the mass entertainment media, focusing specifically on how popular magazines, television programs, films, and the Internet prey upon, promote, and reinforce young girls’ physical and sexual insecurities.