Pharmaceutical CEO Wilbur Watson is in a race against time. He must find a test subject, and fast, for a hastily developed cure for cancer. It is just what he needs to save his company, Helix Remedies, which has been plagued with problems.
Meantime, Kyle Maxon has been in and out of hospitals more times than he cares to remember. He was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 7. Now 16, he has come to terms with the knowledge that he is probably going to die. Shortly after a fight with his parents, he ends up at the local diner, planning to drink his sorrows away with a chocolate malt.
When their paths cross, Wilbur and Kyle finally have the one thing they've both been lacking... hope... but is it merely an illusion?
For Eva, a student at Emerson's Boarding School, her eighth grade year started normally. But when rumors start going around that a student got murdered, she wants to get involved. She soon finds out this mystery is much deeper and darker than she expected.
In this debut novel by teen author Kody B. Nelson, an extremely dynamic, not to mention schizophrenic rabbit, embarks on a journey through space and time with his best friend. At first, the trip is uneventful, but when Billford Fuzzies and Joey Darns break one of the sacred laws of the universe... and time itself... the story takes a strange twist.
What will Billford’s punishment be for crossing the dimensions in a way never deemed fit?
November Harris, who thinks she is a regular teenage girl, meets Ace Montego, a boy with a secret. As November starts to uncover bits and pieces of Ace's past, she gets sucked back into a world of supernatural beings. November learns that she is not human. She is something else entirely, but will her relationship with Ace last? Will love really conquer all?
Single mother Lorraine Sky has had her son, Joey, taken away from her. Desperate to get him back, she teams up with her ex, Joey's father, to find him. Joey is found, and as he grows up, he begins to lose himself in a way, until he meets Estella James, a girl whom he falls in love with very quickly. Tragedy strikes and breaks Joey, causing him to run away to New York to make it as a musician. As he reaches international fame, an important figure from his past, a dead man named Lewis Ebbs, is brought back to life for one day to save Joey's life and return him to his family.
As he sits in a hospital room pondering the meaning of life, 16-year-old cancer patient Morgan Wright comes up with an idea that will have a huge impact on the friends he will soon leave behind. He decides to write a letter that will be delivered to Thomas, Toby, Abby and Raven after he is gone. What is in that letter and will his friends fulfill his bucket list? In his debut novel, teen author Carter Heintz explores the importance of good friendships, and taking the time to enjoy the little things in life while you still can.
Teen author Vivian Olson takes readers on an adventure that begins when Ela is awakened by a phone call informing her that her mother is in the hospital. When Ela arrives to see her mother, it isn’t long befire she finds herself hospitalized instead. Ela then sets off on a journey—that takes place in her dreams—to find the cure for her disease. Along the way, she walks into a cardboard tree, gets proposed to by a prince, and finds out the dark truth about her “wonderful” Aunt Sophie. Will she discover the cure in the words of her Diary before it’s too late?
Hunter Thompson is a student at Wayzata High School in Plymouth, Minn. In addition to creative writing, his hobbies include theater and following Minnesota’s professional sports teams. He enjoys watching the Twins (MLB), Timberwolves (NBA), Vikings (NFL), Wild (NHL), and Minnesota United (MLS) compete. He also follows the national football and rugby teams of Wales, and he plays rugby too. In addition, he is in the concert choir at his high school, and he enjoys studying languages. Thompson speaks Welsh and English, and is learning German.
13-year-old Melody Potter has decided to escape from the horrible reality of her life, but she doesn’t want to run away alone. So, she convinces her best friend, Autumn, to come along. At first, they find themselves on a memorable adventure, enjoying their new found freedom. However, shortly after arriving in New York City, the careless choices they make—that were driven by mental illness, depression, and anxiety—cost them big. Will a trusted adult come to the rescue in time to save them? Find out in this debut novel by teen author Kayla Jarppi.
Imagine having a younger brother diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer at the age of ten. Imagine your parents separating because of the diagnosis, and you being left with you father and two brothers living in a rundown old beat up apartment with barely enough money to pay rent. This is what Carly Anderson has to fight through every day. When her brother, Carson, makes a list of what he wants to do before he dies, it helps the family come back together. Read No Ordinary Summer to find out how much sorrow and strength the Anderson family has.