Funny books for girls 9-12, Diary Of a Wickedly Cool Witch’: Bullies and Baddies (The Wickedly Cool Witch series), by Kate Cullen. (Still free?)
“Bullying seems to be a part of everyone’s childhood and I liked the way the author portrayed Lily as a girl of strong character who stood up for her friend Kaitlyn who was being bullied by some popular girls at school. The ending was a delight as the message of how to care for others and how to be a good friend became very evident. ” — Amazon Reviewer
Funny and cool book for middle-grade girls and teenagers, about a good-hearted witch who deals with the problems of teenage life in an unusual and humorous way.
What is the most humiliating and embarrassing thing a school girl could ever experience? Think of the most embarrassing moment you’ve ever encountered at school, and double the embarrassment; triple it in fact!
In this wickedly funny chapter book for middle grade girls, Lily, the headstrong but adorable witch goes head to head with the schools meanest cheerleaders in a bid to stamp out bullying. But helping others sometimes means missing out on what you really want? What is the one thing Lily really wants and can she get it and still save eighth grader, Kaitlyn, from the most embarrassing catastrophe a schoolgirl could ever imagine? It’s one of the most difficult decisions she’s ever had to face, and the consequences could affect Kaitlyn and Lily terribly for the rest of their school years.
Diary of a Wickedly Cool Witch touches on the notion of bullying, self-image, standing up for yourself, caring for your friends and being an individual, in a light hearted, humorous way. It will make you laugh and cry as you follow Lily’s plight to rid the school of bullies, try and make the cheerleading team and learn how to hold a boys hand without making a complete dork of herself, all in the one week.
146 pages, with a 4.4-star rating from 50 reviews.
Nocturnal Meetings of the Misplaced, by R.J. Garcia. (Still 1.99?)
“R.J. Garcia has written an intriguing and brilliant novel, filled with well developed characters. They are flawed and redeemable, loving to hate and then loving. The frustration and tension is beautiful.” — Amazon Reviewer
Mystery surrounds the town of Summertime, Indiana, where fifteen-year-old Tommy Walker and his little sister are sent to live with relatives they’ve never met. Tommy soon makes friends with Finn Wilds, a rebellious local who lives with his volatile and abusive stepfather, who also happens to be the town’s sheriff.
Finn invites Tommy to late night meetings in the woods, where Tommy gets to know two girls. He forms a special and unique connection with both girls. The meetings become a place where the kids, who don’t fit in at school, or home can finally belong. As the group of friends begin to unravel clues to a cold case murder and kidnapping— they learn the truth is darker and closer than they ever imagined. Even if they live to tell, will anyone believe them?
326 pages, with a 5-star rating from 6 reviews.
Hard Prejudice: a thrilling private detective novel (Dan Reno Book 5), by Dave Stanton. (Still 2.99?)
“Intricately structured, this Dan Reno story has the twists and turns you’d expect in this genre; they just take you where you’d never expect. Stanton is skilled at presenting his multidimensional protagonist, and Dan Reno is once again portrayed most believably in this fifth installment in the series.” — Amazon Reviewer
Looking for a fast-paced and utterly gripping crime thriller? Then try this book by best-selling author Dave Stanton, an explosive thriller full of stunning twists and turns.
The DNA evidence should have made the rape a slam dunk case…
But after the evidence disappeared from a police locker, the black man accused of brutally raping a popular actor’s daughter walked free. Hired by the actor, private detective Dan Reno’s job seemed simple enough: discover who took the DNA, and why. Problem is, from the beginning of the investigation, neither Reno, the South Lake Tahoe police, nor anyone else has any idea what the motivation could be to see ghetto thug Duante Tucker get away with the crime. Not even Reno’s best friend, fellow investigator Cody Gibbons, has a clue.
When Reno and Gibbons tail Tucker, they learn the rapist is linked to various criminals and even a deserter from the U.S. Marine Corps. But they still can’t tell who would want him set free, and for what reason?
Things get murkier when Tucker visits an Arabic restaurant whose owners are suspected terrorists. Then Cody’s ex-boss, a San Jose police captain, is found to be dallying with Tucker’s sister.
The clues continue to build until Reno and Cody find themselves targeted for death. That tells Reno he’s getting close, so he and Gibbons put the pedal to the metal.
The forces of evil are running out of time, and the action reaches a boiling point before an explosive conclusion that reveals a sinister plot and motivations that Reno never imagined.
Hard Prejudice is a fast-paced thriller full of action and adventure. The Dan Reno series appeals to fans of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher series as well as authors like; Rob Sinclair, David Baldacci, Mark Dawson, Michael Connely and David Archer.
315 pages, with a 4.6-star rating from 59 reviews.
On a Cold Dark Sea, by Elizabeth Blackwell. (Still 4.99?)
“The three main characters were women. All three strong in their own right. The sadness, strength and even valor was sucking you into their life’s story. I truly loved it and could not put it down. At first I thought not another titanic book…this was different and wonderful.” — Amazon Reviewer
On April 15, 1912, three women climbed into Lifeboat 21 and watched in horror as the Titanic sank into the icy depths. They were strangers then…
Con artist Charlotte Digby lied her way through London and onto the Titanic. The disaster could be her chance at a new life—if she hides the truth about her past. Esme Harper, a wealthy American, mourns the end of a passionate affair and fears that everything beautiful is slipping from her grasp. And Anna Halversson, a Swedish farm girl in search of a fresh start in America, is tormented by the screams that ring out from the water. Is one of them calling her name?
Twenty years later, a sudden death brings the three women back together, forcing them to face the impossible choices they made, the inconceivable loss, and the secrets they have kept for far too long.
277 pages, with a 4.5-star rating from 63 reviews.
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