Après plusieurs voyages en Lituanie où elle a interviewé des historiens, des psychologues et des rescapés du Goulag, Ruta Sepetys a écrit ce roman inoubliable, édité dans 42 pays. Le récit de Lina vous coupera le souffle. Vous n'aurez qu'une envie : faire partager cette histoire aussi terrible qu'exemplaire, qui irradie d'amour et d'espérance. Déjà un classique dans de nombreux pays. Prix des Incorruptibles 2014 des 3ème/2nde. 'Ce qu'il n'ont pas pu nous prendre' a été élu meilleur roman jeunesse 2011 par le magazine "LIRE", a reçu le prix Livrentête 2013 (Romans ados) et le prix Farniente 2013. Titre recommandé par le ministère de l'Éducation nationale en classe de 3e.
Author: Margaret Wild
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
With the help of her understanding mother and a close friend, Jen eventually outgrows her nickname, Jinx, and deals with the deaths of two boys with whom she had been involved. Reprint.
Out of the Easy
Author: Ruta Sepetys
Josie, the seventeen-year-old daughter of a French Quarter prostitute, is striving to escape 1950 New Orleans and enroll at prestigious Smith College when she becomes entangled in a murder investigation.
Originally published in paperback by Chicken House, London, in 2014, under the title Lobsters.
Between Shades of Gray
Author: Ruta Sepetys
Publisher: Penguin Group Australia
Have you ever wondered what a human life is worth? That morning, my brother's was worth a pocket watch. It is 1941 and fifteen-year-old Lina is preparing for art school and looking forward to summer. Then suddenly, her life is changed forever. One night, the Soviet secret police invade her home and forcibly remove Lina, her mother and brother, transporting them via cattle trucks from familiar Lithuania to remote Siberia. The conditions are horrific, the genocide unseen and thousands of lives are lost. In this dramatic and moving story, Lina must fight for her life and for the lives of those around her. Her harrowing journey and incredible strength of spirit will steal your breath, capture your heart and give you hope.
Author: Jean-Claude Mourlevat
Four teenagers escape from their prison-like boarding schools to take up the fight against the tyrannical government that murdered their parents fifteen years earlier. Fleeing across icy mountains from a pack of terrifying dog-men sent to hunt them down, only three of the friends make it safely to Jahn's Restaurant, the headquarters of a secret resistance movement. It is here they learn about courage, freedom and love, and discover the astonishing power of one voice as the battle begins -to free a depressed and terrified nation from a generation of cruelty, and to save their captured friend, forced to fight to the death in a barbaric ancient game.
Boys Don't Cry
Author: Malorie Blackman
Publisher: Random House
"Slips of paper can change your life . . . Dante's about to receive his A-level results and then a future of univeristy and journalism awaits. But the day they're due to arrive his old girlfriend Kendra turns up unexpectedly . . . buggy and baby Emma in tow. Dante assume Kendra's baby-sitting, until she nips out to buy some essentials, leaving him literally holding the baby and telling him there's a note for him in Emma's baby bag . . ."
Author: Emmanuel Carrère
The true story of a man who spun a web of lies around his life ventures into the mind of a psychotic murderer who managed to convince thousands of people that he was a successful, credentialed physician. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
Author: Thomas H. Cook
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Thomas H. Cook offers one of his most compelling novels ever in Sandrine's Case, in which a college professor falls in love with his wife all over again...while on trial for her murder. Samuel Madison always wondered what Sandrine saw in him. He was a meek, stuffy doctorate student, and she a brilliant, beautiful, bohemian with limitless talents and imagination. On the surface their relationship and marriage semed perfectly tranquil: jobs at the same small, liberal arts college, a precocious young daughter, a home filled with art and literature, and trips to some of the world's most beautiful cities and towns. And then one night Sandrine is found dead in their bed and Samuel is accused of her murder. As the truth about their often tumultuous relationship comes to light, Samuel must face a town and media convinced of his guilt, a daughter whose faith in her father has been shaken to its core, and astonishing revelations about his wife that make him fall in love with her for a second time. A searing novel about love lost and rediscovered, from one of our greatest chroniclers of the human heart.
It seemed like a dream. The world had exploded... Summer's ending, Evie's step-father is finally home from the Second World War, and Evie is sick of her glamorous mother treating her like a little girl. Then a mysterious stranger appears: a handsome ex-GI who served in combat with Evie's step-father. Slowly, Evie realizes that she is falling in love with him. But he has dark secrets, and a strange control over her parents. When he is found dead, Evie's world is shattered. Torn between her family and the man she loved, Evie must betray someone. But who? "Gripping ... beautifully paced and told" The Times "You'll be holding your breath as you turn every page" News of the World
Made of Stars
Author: Kelley York
Publisher: Entangled: Teen
Made of Stars by Kelley York When eighteen-year-old Hunter Jackson and his half sister, Ashlin, return to their dad's for the first winter in years, they expect everything to be just like the warmer months they'd spent there as kids. And it is—at first. But Chance, the charismatic and adventurous boy who made their summers epic, is harboring deep secrets. Secrets that are quickly spiraling into something else entirely. The reason they've never met Chance's parents or seen his home is becoming clearer. And what the siblings used to think of as Chance's quirks—the outrageous stories, his clinginess, his dangerous impulsiveness—are now warning signs that something is seriously off. Then someone turns up with a bullet to the head, and all eyes shift to Chance's family. Hunter and Ashlin know Chance is innocent...they just have to prove it. But how can they protect the boy they both love when they can't trust a word Chance says?
The Little Prince
Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Publisher: Babelcube Inc.
The Little Prince is a work in French language, the most famous by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Published in 1943 in New York simultaneously in English and French, it’s a poetic and philosophical tale in the guise of a children's story. It has simple and uncluttered language, because it is intended to be understood by children, and, in fact, for the narrator, it is the preferred vehicle of a symbolic conception of life. Each chapter talks about a meeting of the little prince who leaves him perplexed about the absurd behavior of grown-ups. Each of these meetings can be read as an allegory. The watercolor paintings are part of the text and participate in this purity of language: simplicity and deepness are the key qualities of the work. You can read an invitation from the author to find the child in yourself, because all grown-ups were first children (but few of them remember). The book is dedicated to Léon Werth, but when he was a little boy.
Author: Jean Molla
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
To coincide with the anniversary of Sobibor uprising which led to its closure by the Nazis.
Author: Leonardo Patrignani
Publisher: Scribe Publications
A spellbinding adventure and a captivating tale of first love. Alex and Jenny are sixteen. He lives in Milan; she, in Melbourne. For the past four years, they have glimpsed each other at random moments, while they are both unconscious — a telepathic communication that occurs without warning. During one of these episodes, they manage to arrange a meeting. But on the day, though they are standing in the same place at the same time, each of them cannot see the other. This leads them to a startling discovery: they live in different dimensions. In Jenny’s world, Alex is someone else. And in Alex’s world, Jenny died at the age of six. As they try to find each other, the Multiverse threatens to implode and disappear, but Jenny and Alex must meet — the future of the Earth depends on it.
Author: John Ralston Saul
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
This international bestseller and “intellectual tour de force” (The Montreal Gazette) is both an attack on our weakness for ideologies and a manual for humanist action.