Melissa begins her freshman year with one goal in mind, getting Brian Jackson to be her boyfriend. She will soon learn that things don't necessarily turn out the way you plan them, the value of true friendship, and the importance of family.
"How can you not love this?"
Returning home after being away for two long years, 16-year-old Joanie Caldwell learns what is truly important in life: family, friendship, and love. Joanie stumbles along the path to adulthood along with her best friend Kate. She soon learns that things do change and not always for the better. One of the major changes she takes note of is her brother's friend Eric. Will he notice her, as well?
Junior year is halfway over and Melissa is thrilled to be going with Jess, Jimmy, and Brian to Cabo San Lucas for spring break. Things at home haven't been great, and she could use the break that the sun and sand of Mexico are sure to bring. But things don't go as planned and the perfect vacation changes things for Melissa and her friends. Will the damage done be permanent and will life at home ever get back to the way it used to be?
"When the father of all gods Zeus discovered his beloved daughter Athena was pregnant with Apollo's baby, he ordered all gods and goddesses to keep it a secret because he wanted all mortals to believe Athena was an eternal virgin. The moment I was born Zeus gave me away to a loyal mortal 'witch' named Maia which means 'nursing mother'. I was going to be a mortal girl until the day of my 18th birthday!"
Melissa is turning 16 and beginning her junior year. With a new job and a new boyfriend, things are pretty hectic, but when things start becoming more difficult at home, Melissa soon becomes overwhelmed with responsibilities. Can she juggle her friends, family, a budding romance, as well as school and work? Getting older sure doesn't make things any easier!
The last few months have been a rough road for Melissa. Her grades have slipped, her parents treat her like a prisoner, and her closest friends are too involved in their own lives to spend time with her. Desperate to escape her depressing funk, she starts spending more time with Layla, who introduces her to a new crowd...the wrong crowd. When Melissa starts to go down a dangerous path, can anyone get through to her before she does something she'll regret?
Melissa has had a fantastic summer hanging out with her friends and making new ones. But life as she knows it will change when they all come together to begin their sophomore year at Dearborn High. Connections will be made and friendships will be tested. Will Melissa’s family and friends be able to help her through the challenges she will face in the upcoming months?
Melissa has learned a lot since her freshman year began, but it isn't over yet! Her world is about to change again with the birth of her new sibling, and she has to figure out how she will adjust to being the eldest of five kids. She, Jess, and Jimmy are inseparable, and she is having a fantastic time although she can't help but miss Brian as she tries to learn how to deal with his relationship with Layla.
My home was a small village that was surrounded by the famous Crooked Forest in Western Poland. I was walking as fast as I could to come back home before dark when I saw a big wall forming ahead of me. I knew the woods very well and I definitely didn't see that wall before. When I reached the wall I saw an old man standing by a double wood door. He opened it and I was able to have a peek at some incredible inhabitants.
"My curiosity made it easy for magic creatures living in a 'SphinxLand' named 'Keemmzy' to capture me. I met other girls and boys my age and younger; they were captured a long time ago. According to Daniel, Betty, Maria, and Pablo they don't age or get sick. My name is Isabel and I am 14 years old. My new friends and I are going to experience incredible adventures while trying to escape to see our families again. I invite you to follow our magical journey!"
en the father of all gods Zeus discovered his beloved daughter Athena was pregnant with Apollo's baby, he ordered all gods and goddesses to keep it a secret because he wanted all mortals to believe Athena was an eternal virgin. The moment I was born Zeus gave me away to a loyal mortal 'witch' named Maia which means 'nursing mother'. I am ‘Eunice' daughter of one of ‘Nereus' and ‘Doris' 50 Nereid daughters named ‘Galatea'. She never disclosed who my father was to anyone. "Nereid of the Forest": I am ‘Eunice' daughter of one of Nereus and Doris' 50 Nereid daughters named "Galatea". She never disclosed who my father was to anyone.