Aaron hartzler grew up in a home where he was taught that at any moment the Rapture could happen. Eventually aaron makes the plunge from conflicted do-gooder to full-fledged teen rebel. Whether he's sneaking out, or playing hymns with a hangover, making out, Aaron learns a few lessons that can't be found in the Bible.
Rapture Practice: A True Story About Growing Up Gay in an Evangelical Family #ad - He begins to realize he doesn't want the Rapture to happen just yet--not before he sees his first movie, stars in the school play, or has his first kiss. Sometimes salvation is found in the strangest places: a true story. That jesus might come down in the twinkling of an eye and scoop Aaron and his family up to heaven.
He discovers that the best friends aren't always the ones your mom and dad approve of, and the tricky part about believing is that no one can do it for you. In this funny and heartfelt coming-of-age memoir, debut author Aaron Hartzler recalls his teenage journey to find the person he is without losing the family that loves him.
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Then the yellowstone supervolcano erupts, plunging his hometown into a nightmare of darkness, ash, and violence. Alex begins a harrowing trek to seach for his family and finds help in Darla, a travel partner he meets along the way. Together they must find the strength and skills to survive and outlast an epic disaster.
Gated Gated SeriesRandom House Books for Young Readers #ad - As pioneer cleverly manipulates his flock toward disaster, the real question is: Will Lyla follow her heart or follow Pioneer over the edge? From the outside looking in, it's hard to understand why anyone would join a cult. But gated tells the story from the inside looking out, and from behind the gates things are not quite so simple.
Compelling and not that distant from real-world cults that have ended in tragedy. Publishers weekly, june 10, 2013:"parker skillfully explores the mindset and inner workings of an apocalyptic cult, steadily building toward the inevitable moment of truth. As for the apocalypse itself, Parker keeps things suitably ambiguous, resulting in a complex, intriguing tale rooted in real-world events.
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Her brain had stopped working. New york times bestselling author Megan Miranda's heart-wrenching debut--a hauntingly beautiful story about what it means to truly live. Eleven minutes passed before Delaney Maxwell was pulled from the icy waters of a Maine lake by her best friend Decker Phillips. Is her altered brain now predicting death, or causing it?Then Delaney meets Troy Varga, who recently emerged from a coma with similar abilities.
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Evie worries he'll discover her darkest secret: a supernatural power that has only brought her trouble so far.
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The lovers find themselves balanced precariously on the point of a knife-between desire and danger. Deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful, Twilightcaptures the struggle between defying our instincts and satisfying our desires. This is a love story with bite. People do not want to just read Meyer's books; they want to climb inside them and live there.
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The miseducation of cameron Post is a stunning and provocative literary debut that was named to numerous best of the year lists. When cameron post’s parents die suddenly in a car crash, her shocking first thought is relief. She and cam forge an unexpected and intense friendship, one that seems to leave room for something more to emerge.
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Mick Harte Was HereYearling #ad - But now phoebe harte's twelve-year-old brother is gone, and Phoebe's world has turned upside down. How could someone like mick die? he was the kid who freaked out his mom by putting a ceramic eye in a defrosted chicken, the kid who did a wild dance in front of the whole school--and the kid who, if only he had worn his bicycle helmet, would still be alive today.
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. Raised in Boulder, Colorado, G. In this satisfying, lyrical memoir, ” an American woman discovers her true faith—and true love—by converting to Islam and moving to Egypt Publishers Weekly. Despite her atheist upbringing, Willow always felt a connection to god. Around the time of 9/11, she took an islamic Studies course at Boston University, comforting, and found the teachings of the Quran astounding, and profoundly transformative.
Part travelogue, and memoir, love story, “Wilson has written one of the most beautiful and believable narratives about finding closeness with God” The Denver Post. Willow wilson moved to Egypt and converted to Islam shortly after college. Settling in cairo where she taught english, she soon met and fell in love with Omar, a passionate young man with a mild resentment of the Western influences in his homeland.
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