Janet Evanovich continues the Stephanie Plum series with the 20th installment, Takedown Twenty. Fans of the series know protagonist Stephanie Plum as a bond enforcement officer by day and bounty hunter on the side. In the latest addition, Plum tracks down neighborhood gangsters, a giraffe on the loose, and a notorious crime boss who may be her future father-in-law.
A dystopian trilogy, the Divergent series begins when Tris and “Four” (Tobias) turn 16. They do not fit into only one of five possible faction choices, so they are labeled Divergent. This labeling is the initial conflict in the trilogy. The many additional conflicts plus themes of sacrifice, freedom, individuality, and guilt are woven throughout the three novels, and they can all be traced with the help of this sidekick.
This literary analysis of Gone Girl provides a chapter-by-chapter guide with closer looks at the main characters and underlying meanings. Flynn includes subtle clues and unforeseen plot twists that keep the reader engaged and yearning for more. How far is someone willing to go to recover from financial setbacks? How well do spouses really know their partners? While enjoying the thrills in Gone Girl, explore recurring themes and question the characters' actions with the assistance of this comprehensive analysis.
The second book in Veronica Roth's Divergent trilogy follows Tris Prior as she copes with a failing society and her own emotional trauma. Insurgent takes place in a futuristic Chicago with a dystopian society split into factions that are all fighting for power. Readers see more of the world Roth created as Tris and her boyfriend Tobias travel between factions' territories. Gain new perspectives of the story and characters while reading this literary analysis alongside Insurgent.
Readers of all cultural backgrounds can gain insightful knowledge of American history from Sue Monk Kidd's third novel, The Invention of Wings. This expertly-written sidekick to the novel offers further intrigue as you explore the themes and characters in a chapter-by-chapter format. Based on real people in history, Sarah Grimké and a female slave named Handful form an unusual friendship in the midst of Charleston during the early 19th century.
Let the chapter-by-chapter analysis in this sidekick of Still Life with Bread Crumbs help you explore the thought-provoking themes and layers of complexities in this novel. Explore new depths thanks to the expert analysis of the novel's setting and characters. Follow Rebecca as she gradually comes to terms with life, makes friends with a quirky assortment of characters, and falls in love. An overall realistic tale of love and life, Still Life with Bread Crumbs will leave Quindlen's fans and newcomers alike satisfied.
Award winning YA author John Green presents a new twist to a classic tale of star-crossed lovers and tragic fate in his fourth novel, The Fault in Our Stars. Meet Hazel, 16 years of age and dealing with thyroid cancer, and Augustus, a 17-year-old amputee and former basketball player in remission. After meeting at a support group for children living with cancer, they fall in love and together face the complex realities of their respective illnesses, fears, desires, and the ultimate questions of life and death.
Revisit the life of Dr. Kay Scarpetta as she unfolds exciting mysteries in Patricia Cornwell's Dust, the 21st book of this series. Fed up with societal corruption, the Chief Medical Examiner of Massachusetts, Kay Scarpetta, goes beyond her job duties to seek justice for the victims of violent crimes. The discovery of a 22-year-old victim at MIT leads the story into a mystery involving a serial killer, multi-million-dollar lawsuits, old murder cases, and underhanded FBI practices.