After their home burns down, fourteen-year-old Nick, his younger brother, and their father move into a ramshackle Victorian house they've inherited. When Nick opens the door to his attic room, he's hit in the head by a toaster. That's just the beginning of his weird experiences with the old junk stored up there. After getting rid of the odd antiques in a garage sale, Nick befriends some local kids - Mitch, Caitlin, and Vincent - and they discover that all of the objects have extraordinary properties.
Conner's parents want to be rid of him because he's a troublemaker. Risa has no parents and is being unwound to cut orphanage costs. Lev's unwinding has been planned since his birth, as part of his family's strict religion. Brought together by chance, and kept together by desperation, these three unlikely companions make a harrowing cross-country journey, knowing their lives hang in the balance.
"It won me over completely"
Thanks to Connor, Lev, and Risa—and their high-profile revolt at Happy Jack Harvest Camp—people can no longer turn a blind eye to unwinding. Ridding society of troublesome teens while simultaneously providing much-needed tissues for transplant might be convenient, but its morality has finally been brought into question. However, unwinding has become big business, and there are powerful political and corporate interests that want to see it not only continue, but also expand.
"Another amazing book in the series!"
Connor and Lev are on the run after the destruction of the Graveyard, the last safe haven for AWOL Unwinds. But for the first time, they’re not just running away from something. This time, they’re running toward answers, in the form of a woman Proactive Citizenry has tried to erase from history itself. If they can find her, and learn why the shadowy figures behind unwinding are so afraid of her, they may discover the key to bringing down unwinding forever.
"An amazing series!"
Caden Bosch is on a ship that's headed for the deepest point on Earth: Challenger Deep, the southern part of the Marianas Trench. Caden Bosch is a brilliant high school student whose friends are starting to notice his odd behavior.
Teens control the fate of America in the fourth and final book in the New York Times best-selling Unwind dystology by Neal Shusterman. Proactive Citizenry, the company that created Cam from the parts of unwound teens, has a plan: to mass produce rewound teens like Cam for military purposes. And below the surface of that horror lies another shocking level of intrigue: Proactive Citizenry has been suppressing technology that could make unwinding completely unnecessary.
"BonsaiCats are Gross"
Nick and Allie don't survive the car accident...but their souls don't exactly get where they're supposed to go, either. Instead, they're caught halfway between life and death, in a sort of limbo known as Everlost: a shadow of the living world, filled with all the things and places that no longer exist. It's a magical, yet dangerous place where bands of lost children run wild and anyone who stands in the same place too long sinks to the center of the Earth.
Tennyson: Don’t get me started on the Bruiser. He was voted “Most Likely to Get the Death Penalty” by the entire school. He’s the kid no one knows, no one talks to, and everyone hears disturbing rumors about. So why is my sister, Brontë, dating him? One of these days she’s going to take in the wrong stray dog, and it’s not going to end well.BronteMy brother has no right to talk about Brewster that way — no right to threaten him. There’s a reason why Brewster can’t have friends — why he can’t care about too many people.
"4.5 Stars! A deeply touching emotional story!"
How did Lev Calder move from an unwillingly escaped Tithe to a clapper? In this revealing short story, Neal Shusterman opens a window on Lev’s adventures between the time he left CyFi and showed up at the Graveyard. Pulling elements from Neal Shusterman’s critically acclaimed Unwind and giving hints about what is to come in the riveting sequel, UnWholly, this short story is not to be missed.
"Great quick listen!"
Going against Mary Hightower's wishes, Nick, "the chocolate ogre" is slowly trying to reach every kid in Everlost to hand each and every one a coin, which will release them from Everlost. Mikey McGill and Allie have joined a band of skinjackers who have more of an impact on the living world then any other inhabitant of Everlost. Except Mikey can't skinjack and Allie can - and there is a very good reason.Allie is not actually dead.
"Easy to listen to for young and old"
Fourteen-year-old Jason faces an identity crisis after discovering that he is the son of aliens who stayed on earth following a botched invasion mission.
This audiobook follows eigth-grader "Antsy" Bonano as he looks back on three accidental, but beneficial friendships with a few interesting characters, including the often ignored Calvin Schwa.
"Fantastic character growth & detailed descriptions"
As Mary Hightower slumbers in a glass coffin waiting to be reborn back into Everlost, her allies and henchmen begin to carry out her terrible mission. Mary’s army is joined by a newcomer: Jix, a spy for the Mayan King of Everlost. A furjacker who skinjacks great cats, Jix has his own agenda. Meanwhile, Mikey McGill desperately tries to rescue Allie the Outcast. At his side is Nick the “Chocolate Ogre”, who has become pure chocolate and hardly remembers himself at all.
Welcome to Other Worlds, the fourth volume in the Guys Read Library. Prepare yourself for 10 trips into the unknown, as 10 of your favorite writers spin tales of fantasy and science fiction the likes of which you have never imagined. Compiled by National Ambassador for Children's Literature (and Secret Ambassador for the Intergalactic Alliance) Jon Scieszka, Guys Read: Other Worlds is the most exciting collection of stories on this - or any other - planet.
Fueled by friendship and sympathy, Antsy Bonano signs a month of his life over to his "dying" classmate, Gunnar Umlaut. Soon everyone at school follows suit, giving new meaning to the idea of "living on borrowed time". But does Gunnar really have six months to live, or is news of his imminent death greatly exaggerated? When a family member suffers a heart attack after donating two years to Gunnar, Antsy wonders if he has tempted fate by playing God. Fans of "the Schwa" will welcome favorite and new characters in this wholly fresh tale, which is as touchingly poignant as it is darkly comical.
T-Bin has been traveling through space for years to deposit its passengers on a new planet, to give them a new life. But now, mere days from arrival, Tanner can’t shake the feeling that there’s a more sinister plot at work.
Die Jagd nach Teslas Vermächtnis geht weiter...Nick und seine Freunde versuchen, die Erfindungen von Nikola Tesla zurückzubekommen, um sie endlich zu einer einzigen Maschine zusammenzusetzen. Doch die Gegenstände üben immer mehr Macht auf ihre Besitzer aus und auch Nick wird immer stärker in ihren Bann gezogen. So langsam sind sich seine Freunde nicht mehr sicher, ob Tesla tatsächlich nur gute Absichten verfolgt hat.
Ein Dachboden voller genialer Erfindungen... Der 14-jährige Nick entdeckt viele alte Gegenstände auf dem Dachboden seines neuen Zuhauses und verkauft diese auf dem Flohmarkt - doch dann merkt er, dass es sich um Erfindungen des berühmten Wissenschaftlers Nikola Tesla handelt! Nick und seine Freunde versuchen, deren Geheimnisse zu enträtseln. Allerdings ist ihnen bereits eine Geheimgesellschaft auf den Fersen und sie müssen schnell handeln, damit die Erfindungen nicht in falsche Hände geraten.
Das große Finale um Teslas Erfindungen. Nick ist jetzt Mitglied der Accelerati und wird von keinem anderen als dem großen Thomas Edison in die Geheimnisse der Gesellschaft eingeführt. Und plötzlich kann Nick nicht mehr eindeutig sagen, auf wessen Seite er steht. Schließlich ist die "normale" Menschheit nicht in der Lage, dem Energiechaos Herr zu werden, das von dem Beinahekometeneinschlag auf der Erde ausgelöst wurde.
Du hast geglaubt, es ist vorbei? Die Siegesfreude ist von kurzer Dauer: Connor muss sich als neuer Anführer der Flüchtlinge beweisen. Risa fürchtet, ihm keine große Hilfe zu sein. Lev versucht, ein neues Leben zu beginnen. Einer von ihnen wird verraten werden. Einer von ihnen wird fliehen. Einer von ihnen wird auf Cam treffen, einen Jungen, den es nicht geben darf.