My Sister Jodie

But when Firework Night comes around and a tragic event occurs, Pearl realises quite how much Jodie means to her . . . A touching, powerful story from the mega-bestselling Jacqueline Wilson, told with warmth and sensitivity.

Author: Jacqueline Wilson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407043323

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 400

View: 243

There's no one quite like my big sister Jodie . . . Quiet, cautious Pearl has always adored her bold, brash, bad big sister Jodie. When their parents get new jobs at a grand, fusty old boarding school, Melchester College, the girls have to move there - and when they arrive, things start to change. Jodie has always been the leader - but now it's Pearl who's making new friends. Jodie just seems to be getting into more and more trouble - arguing with Mum, scaring the little children, flirting with the gardener. She really doesn't fit in with the posh teenagers at the school. Pearl begins to wonder if she needs Jodie as much as she used to. But when Firework Night comes around and a tragic event occurs, Pearl realises quite how much Jodie means to her . . . A touching, powerful story from the mega-bestselling Jacqueline Wilson, told with warmth and sensitivity.

My Sister s Keeper

Written with grace, wisdom, and sensitivity, this novel is about a teen who was conceived as a bone marrow match for her sister Kate, and what happens when she begins to question who she really is.

Author: Jodi Picoult

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743454529

Category: Fiction

Page: 423

View: 229

Written with grace, wisdom, and sensitivity, this novel is about a teen who was conceived as a bone marrow match for her sister Kate, and what happens when she begins to question who she really is.

The Worst Thing About My Sister

. . A fantastic story about having a troublesome sister, from mega-bestselling Jacqueline Wilson.

Author: Jacqueline Wilson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409024318

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 590

Being a sister isn't always easy . . . but what's the very worst thing about your sister? Marty and her sister Melissa couldn't be more different. Marty loves her Converse trainers, playing football, hiding in her secret den and helping her dad with his DIY. But Melissa loves Justin Bieber and all things pink, girly and pretty. The sisters can manage to live together, despite their occasional scraps but then Mum tells them they have to share a room. For Marty, having to share her bunk beds and lose her private sanctuary turns out to be the very worst thing about having a sister. But the girls soon discover that being too close for comfort can have unexpected consequences, and when an accident happens, the sisters realise they are closer than they thought . . . A fantastic story about having a troublesome sister, from mega-bestselling Jacqueline Wilson.

The Marine s Road Home

“He doesn't pay any attention to my sister,” Jodie had told Sky, when she'd first reported the uneasiness she felt around her mother's boyfriend.

Author: Brenda Harlen

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1488069956

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 711

His travels are over, but his journey is just beginning… It takes a different kind of courage to open up to love. An explosion ended Jake Kelly’s military career. Now his days are spent alone on his ranch, and his nights are spent keeping his PTSD at bay. But the former marine’s efforts to keep the beautiful local bartender at a distance are thwarted by his canine companion. Every time he turns around, Molly is racing off to the Circle G looking for Skylar Gilmore. Maybe the dog knows that two hearts are better than one?

The Voice on the Radio

You could have let my mom pick out— Jodie calmed herself. She had been mad at her sister long enough. She had not come here to pick a fight, although that ...

Author: Caroline B. Cooney

Publisher: Laurel Leaf

ISBN: 0375892079

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 208

View: 982

The kidnapping is long past. Janie Johnson can never change what happened to her or to the families that love her. But finally life seems to be settling down for the Springs and the Johnsons. The worst part of this new life for Janie is that Reeve Shields is away at college. Janie misses him terribly, no matter how many e-mails they send each other. As for Reeve, he's finding life at college overwhelming. He goes to work at the school radio station, hoping a late-night gig will give him what he craves--popularity and fame. Reeve gets his chance to be the voice on the radio, and when he tells the most fascinating story he knows, his show becomes a sensation. Reeve is so sure that Janie will never discover what's making his broadcast such a hit that he doesn't stop himself. But what will be the price for Janie? As Janie knew, the facts about the little girl on the milk carton had to be uncovered, no matter how much pain they caused. Now the truth about what Reeve is doing must come out. Whose voice will help Janie when she must face not only her incredible past, but also her unknown future? With the page-turning suspense that made The Face on the Milk Carton and Whatever Happened to Janie? best-sellers, Caroline B. Cooney once again explores the meaning of betrayal, the power of words, and the intensity of love.

Daddy Lessons

“I CAN'T BELIEVE my sister is having dinner with Luke Simon,” Travis said as ... “I know they're annoying, Jodie, but I have to think they're just doing ...

Author: Victoria Chancellor

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460369599

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 177

A Crash Course—In Fatherhood! Deep in the heart of Texas, Ranger Springs is the perfect place to start over. Kate Wooten and her young son aren't the only newcomers in town—Luke Simon has just moved into the ranch next door, along with his menagerie of rescued animals. A former Hollywood animal trainer and stuntman, Luke is ready for some peace and quiet. But instead he's getting the surprise of a lifetime: the eight-year-old daughter he didn't know he had. Determined to turn his house into a home for his little girl, Luke knows he can't do it alone. Kate doesn't want any complications in her life, but this bachelor needs her help to turn him into a good father in just two short weeks. She reluctantly agrees to whip him into shape—now, if only she can resist his charms!

My Dream of Heaven

one to her home—my father, my mother, and my sister Jodie; my brother the doctor, and his two fair daughters; my Aunt Gray, her son Martin, and his wife and ...

Author: Rebecca Ruter Springer

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers

ISBN: 1606830708

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 771

"My Dream of Heaven...captures Biblical truths with emotional impressions." - Rev. Billy Graham Facing Death and the Life After This nineteenth century classic inspires the reader with new confidence and excitement about an eternal home and reunion with loved ones gone on before. It contains two missing chapters that have not appeared in print in over 100 years! The words of the author, Rebecca Ruter Springer, set the stage for this classic treasure from the original 1898 version. Within the pages of this little volume lies... "the hope that it may comfort and uplift some who read, even as it then did, and as its memory ever will do, for me, I submit this imperfect sketch of a most perfect vision." This version includes a foreword and afterword from well-known speaker and minister Vicki Jamison-Peterson.

The Bloomsbury Introduction to Children s and Young Adult Literature

mostly a sad book and my publishers did initially have doubts about ... Young teenagers often write to say they cried over Vicky Angel or My Sister Jodie, ...

Author: Karen Coats

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472575563

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 456

View: 651

From Maria Edgeworth, Dr Seuss and Lewis Carroll to Sherman Alexie, Sharon Flake, and Gene Luen Yang, this is a comprehensive introduction to studying the infinitely varied worlds of literature for children and young adults. Exploring a diverse range of writing, The Bloomsbury Introduction to Children's and Young Adult Literature includes: - Chapters covering key genres and forms from fiction, nonfiction, and poetry to picture books, graphic novels and fairy tales - A history of changing ideas of childhood and adolescence - Coverage of psychological, educational and literary theoretical approaches - Practical guidance on researching, reading and writing about children's and young adult literature - Explorations of children's and young adult film, TV and new media In addition, “Extending Your Study” sections at the end of each chapter provide advice on further reading, writing, discussion and online resources as well as case study responses from writers and teachers in the field. Accessibly written for both students new to the subject and experienced teachers, this is the most comprehensive single volume introduction to the study of writing for young people.

Return to Harmony

And then the doubts and pressures settled and her mind stilled. With a strength of assurance ... You know how I love my sister Jodie, how I have missed her.

Author: Janette Oke

Publisher: Bethany House

ISBN: 1556618786

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 962

Jodie and Bethan grow up in the small Southern town of Harmony and share experiences and trials as the closest of friends, until their friendship is dissolved in what seems to be an unreconcilable manner

Nearly Beloved

Jodie slapped her sister lightly on her good arm. “At least I have dates. I‟m not hiding out in the back of my art gallery hoping Mr. Right will waltz in ...

Author: Diana Mylek

Publisher: Diana Mylek


Category: Fiction


View: 707

No Virgin

I couldn't answer her. My sister, Jodie, was standing in the front porch holding her baby, Tyler, on her hip. She stared at me for a few moments and then ...

Author: Anne Cassidy

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.

ISBN: 1471405796

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 636

Prequel to No Shame, which has been nominated for the CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL 2019 From the author of the critically acclaimed, LOOKING FOR JJ, shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize in 2004 and the Carnegie Medal in 2005. A raw, powerful, moving tale about a girl attempting to deal with the aftermath of a sexual attack. My name is Stacey Woods and I was raped. Stacey is the victim of a terrible sexual attack. She does not feel able to go to the police, or talk about it to anybody other than her best friend, Patrice. Patrice, outraged, when she cannot persuade her to go to the police, encourages Stacey to write everything down. This is Stacey's story. A tautly told and important book, perfect for readers of Asking for It by Louise O'Neill.



Author: Jacqueline Wilson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144647982X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 861

Diamond wasn’t always a star. Born to penniless parents who longed for a strong, healthy son, she was a dainty, delicate daughter - and a bitter disappointment. Discovering an extraordinary gift for acrobatics, Diamond uses her talent to earn a few pennies, but brings shame on her family. When a mysterious, cruel-eyed stranger spots her performing, Diamond is sold - and is taken to become an acrobat at Tanglefield’s Travelling Circus. The crowds adore Diamond, but life behind the velvet curtains is far from glamorous. Her wicked master forces Diamond to attempt ever more daring tricks, until she is terrified to step into the ring. But there are true friends to be found, too: the gentle Mister Marvel; the kindly Madame Adeline; and the glorious Emerald Star, Tanglefield’s brand-new ringmaster, and Diamond’s heroine. When life at the circus becomes too dangerous to bear any longer, what will the future hold for Diamond? And will her beloved Emerald be a part of it?

The Mind Beauty Connection

To my sister, Jodi, and brother-in-law, Jared, for their extreme loyalty and pride in me. To my husband, Harry, and our children, Zoe and Jaden, ...

Author: Amy Wechsler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416562729

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

View: 246

It's not your age that's causing half of those lines and crinkles. It's your life. Now, Amy Wechsler, MD shows you how to de-stress your skin and take years -- years -- off your face. In 9 days. Liking the way you look is vital to your health and happiness. But that's not easy when life runs at warp speed -- you're simultaneously coping with ever-increasing demands: dependent kids, aging parents, or both; shopping; cooking; laundry; money pressures; and more, more, more. Good bet you're superstressed, tightly wound, sleep-deprived -- and it shows. Sure, but your thirties you've accumulated the first signs of normal aging: crow's feet, a bit of saf, some broken capillaries. But stress aging -- how the madness of modern life affects your physical features inside and out -- is today's biggest skin and health challenge. Happily, stress aging is very reversible. And it takes only a few days. While you may never be able to totally turn off all the pressure (if only!), Dr. Wechsler has plenty of combination strategies -- from her own favorite stress buster to her number one wrinkle reverser -- to help you turn back the aging effects of tension and time. She'll also teach you how to slow down and, to some degree, reverse the natural aging process. This is your guide to feeling, looking, and living young. In her book, she shows you how to: Find out your SkinAge with a groundbreaking test that reveals how old (or young!) you really book Personalize a 9-day renewal plan that's right for your face, wallet, and psyche Understand the different cosmetic procedures and products available today Adopt a mind-beauty regimen that will keep your skin -- correction: your whole body -- looking and feeling terrific -- not just for now, but for life. The mind-beauty connection is powerful and can dramatically affect how well -- and how fast -- you age. The rewards for soling it go far beyond a quick fix. They're transforming. You'll not only look better, you'll also sleep better, feel better, and likely lose unwanted weight as you begin to feel healthier, less stress, and more alive. Ready for a whole new you? Open this book and let's start!

Rescuing Julia Twice

My mother would say she did the best she could raising me. It would be true. She and my father had a ... My sister, Jodie, was born eighteen months later.

Author: Tina Traster

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613746814

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 264

View: 774

“Traster’s memoir is simultaneously unnerving and inspirational. The adoption world—and everyone surrounding it (meaning everyone)—needs to better understand the realities that affect so many children being adopted from orphanages today.” —Adam Pertman, president, The Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, and author of Adoption Nation In this starkly honest memoir, award-winning journalist Tina Traster tells her moving Russian-adoption story, from dealing with the bleak landscape and inscrutable adoption handlers in Siberia, to her feelings of ambivalence at being a new mother in her forties, to her growing realization over months then years that something was “not quite right” with her daughter, Julia. Traster describes her despair as she blamed her mothering skills for her daughter’s troublesome behavioral issues, until she came to understand that Julia suffered from reactive attachment disorder, a condition associated with infants and young children who have been neglected, abused, or orphaned. She describes how with commitment and acceptance, she and her husband have closed the gulf between them and their daughter to form a loving bond, and provides practical advice for parents struggling with attachment issues. Tina Traster has contributed to numerous publications including the New York Times, the New York Post, Huffington Post, Family Circle, and many more. She lives in Valley Cottage, New York. Melissa Fay Greene is the author of five books, including There Is No Me Without You and No Biking in the House Without a Helmet. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Caught Between Good and Evil

His sister, Jodie was her size. The chance of her being ... “Marci, my sweet, our next trip when ever you are ready, will be to meet my mother's people.

Author: Beverly Machado

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1456749889

Category: Fiction

Page: 180

View: 257

Both her parents, although they lived apart, lived behind the law. It had a lot to do with influencing her dream of becoming a police officer to help the victims of crime. With determination, her dream came true. But her dream to find a man that would love her seemed unreachable. It was on a trip to South America to visit her mother that she couldn't believe her eyes. Sitting there in her mother's apartment was the most breathtaking man she had ever seen. When she shook his hand, shivers went thru her body. He, in turn, couldn't take his eyes off of her. Love at first sight? Should she believe in such? When he found out what she did for a living, a police officer on drug patrol, it shook him up: but he knew he had to be careful that she did not find out what he did for a living. He had searched all his life for his dream woman and there before him, he was looking at her. After years of dating, she finally found out what he did for a living, and that the police and FBI were after him, she had to make a quick decision. The police work fast, the FBI work fast, the bounty hunter, Bloodhound, works fast, she had to decide what meant the most to her: her love or her job. She also had to decide fast.

The Coast of Good Intentions

Hannah reached up to shake , surprising me , and put her hand solidly in ... That afternoon I drove down to Raymond to have lunch with my sister Jodie .

Author: Michael Byers

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618446513

Category: Fiction

Page: 163

View: 712

A collection of stories set in the Pacific Northwest. The story, In Spain, One Thousand and Three, describes the sexual reawakening of a mourning widower, while in Settled on the Cranberry Coast, a man meets a girl he once pined for, now a grandmother.

Ethical Judgments

... [1] The medical evidence in this tragic case suggests that Mary relies on her sister Jodie's support, since her own heart and lungs do not function.

Author: Stephen W. Smith

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 150990414X

Category: Law

Page: 312

View: 928

This edited collection is designed to explore the ethical nature of judicial decision-making, particularly relating to cases in the health/medical sphere, where judges are often called upon to issue rulings on questions containing an explicit ethical component. However, judges do not receive any specific training in ethical decision-making, and often disown any place for ethics in their decision-making. Consequently, decisions made by judges do not present consistent or robust ethical theory, even when cases appear to rely on moral claims. The project explores this dichotomy by imagining a world in which decisions by judges have to be ethically as well as legally valid. Nine specific cases are reinterpreted in light of that requirement by leading academics in the fields of medical law and bioethics. Two judgments are written in each case, allowing for different views to be presented. Two commentaries - one ethical and one legal - then explore the ramifications of the ethical judgments and provide an opportunity to explore the two judgments from additional ethical and legal perspectives. These four different approaches to each judgment allow for a rich and varied critique of the decisions and ethical theories and issues at play in each case.

A Match Made in Alaska

Their younger sister, Jodie, ducked out of her last visit when she was seventeen and never came back at all. She had returned a couple of months ago, ...

Author: Belle Calhoune

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1488007373

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 110

A Small-Town Rescue Librarian Annie Murray hoped participating in Love, Alaska's "Operation Love" would lead to finding a rugged bachelor to call her own. But as her flight crash-lands before reaching her destination, she finds herself alone with her pilot, Declan O'Rourke. Annie's met charmers like Declan before—now she wants a man of substance. Forced to survive with him in the snowy wilderness, Annie discovers Declan's depth—and he begins to see the shy librarian's heart of gold. But once back in town, outside forces threaten their bond. It'll take all the bravery they had in the wild for Annie and Declan to find love in small town Alaska.

One Christmas Night

DC Crane is nothing like you, obviously, other than that she's great, and so are you. Thanks to my sister Jodie, for playing ragamuffins in front.

Author: Hayley Webster

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409184366

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 767

'This is such a perfect read for the time of year' - JENNY COLGAN 'Combines love, crime, friendship and family with the very best festive spirit. One Christmas Night is a heartfelt page-turner I will find hard to forget.' - AJ PEARCE, bsetselling author of Dear Mrs. Bird Nine lives. One street. And a secret behind every door. Christmas is ruined on Newbury Street, Norwich. Presents have been going missing from resident's homes. There are rumours going around that it's one of their own who's been stealing from the neighbours. Festive spirit is being replaced with suspicion and the inhabitants of Newbury Street don't know who to trust. The police presence isn't helping matters, especially when they all have something to hide. But Christmas is a time for miracles... and if they open themselves up to hope and look out for each other, they might discover the biggest miracle of all. An uplifting novel about love, friendship, connection and community, for readers who love Joanna Cannon, Ruth Hogan and Libby Page. 'Tender, beautifully-written and full of magic and mystery' - Emma Flint