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Books in Now in Speak! series

  • Skin and Other Stories

    Roald Dahl

    Paperback (Puffin Books, Jan. 14, 2002)
    How would you get rid of a murder weapon without causing suspicion? Where would you hide a diamond where no one else would think of looking? What if you found out that the tattoo on your back was worth over a million dollars? You will discover that just about anything is possible in a Roald Dahl story, and here are eleven of his very best.
  • Rules of the Road

    Joan Bauer

    Mass Market Paperback (Puffin Books, Jan. 10, 2000)
    When sixteenyearold Jenna Boller, the star employee at Gladstone's Shoe Store in Chicago, is hired by Madeline Gladstone to drive her cross country to save her business, she learns the rules of the road, as well as the rules of life. ALA Notable Book. Reprint.
  • Black Mirror

    Nancy Werlin

    Mass Market Paperback (Speak, April 14, 2003)
    A compelling thriller from a National Book Award Finalist authorFrances Leventhal refuses to look in the mirror; she can't bear to face her reflection. She has hidden from herself and everyone around her for such a long time, and now that her brother Daniel has committed suicide, she can't help thinking that it's somehow her fault. If she hadn't been so caught up in her own pain, maybe she would have noticed her brother's. It's time to stop hiding—to reach out to Daniel's friends at their private school. Daniel had been deeply involved in Unity Service, the charitable group on campus, and Frances is determined to join the group and to make amends.But something's not quite right about Unity, and soon Frances finds herself in the middle of a puzzle too ominous to ignore. Exactly what are the Unity members trying so hard to hide? And why does no one else on campus, adult or teen, seem suspicious of them? This time Frances won't scurry away to hide. The memory of her brother is at stake.
  • A Step From Heaven

    An Na

    Paperback (Speak, Oct. 13, 2003)
    When four-year-old Young Ju Park first hears the words Mi Gook -- Korean for "America" -- she is sure that they mean "Heaven." But when her family moves to Southern California the following year, she finds the transition from life in Korea far from easy. The countless unexpected challenges -- from learning English, to finding work, to attending school -- put more and more pressure on the Park family until its fragile construction begins to splinter. Yet as Young Ju grows from child to adolescent in her new home she finds a surprising new voice -- neither Korean nor American, but uniquely her own. That voice allows her to make sense of her world, and gives her the strength to succeed. A Step from Heaven is the stunning debut of an equally unique writer.
  • Keeping the Moon

    Sarah Dessen

    Mass Market Paperback (Puffin, Sept. 25, 2000)
    Colie expects the worst when she's sent to spend the summer with her eccentric aunt Mira while her mother, queen of the television infomercial, tours Europe. Always an outcast-first for being fat and then for being "easy"-Colie has no friends at home and doesn't expect to find any in Colby, North Carolina. But then she lands a job at the Last Chance Café and meets fellow waitresses Morgan and Isabel, best friends with a loving yet volatile relationship. Wacky yet wise, Morgan and Isabel help Colie see herself in a new way and realize the potential that has been there all along."Teens will want to cheer." -School Library Journal, starred review"Dessen's tale will leave readers thoughtful, amused, reassured, and sorry when it concludes." -Kirkus Reviews, pointer review"A down-to-earth Cinderella story...Captures that special feeling."-The New York Post"Dessen is an absolutely wonderful writer-stylish, smart, and funny." -Booklist
  • Umbrella Man and Other Stories

    Roald Dahl

    Mass Market Paperback (Puffin, July 1, 2000)
    Offers teens a collection of thirteen short stories from the celebrated author of Going Solo and The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar. Reprint.
  • Rules of the Road

    Joan Bauer

    Library Binding (Perfection Learning, Jan. 10, 2000)
    Gawky 5'11", 16-year-old Jenna joins her crusty old employer at Gladstone's Shoe Store for an eye-opening cross-country adventure.