Il mio libro sbagliato
Author: Greta Menchi
Se la tua mente non è organizzata come uno schedario, ma è più incasinata del profilo Facebook di tua mamma, scrivere un libro può dare risultati disastrosi. O disastrosamente affascinanti. È il caso di questo libro, nel quale Greta Menchi ha riversato tutte le sue simpatiche ossessioni, le sue divertenti riflessioni sulla vita (quella vera e quella social) e una marea di trovate surreali. Cosa fanno (davvero) le ragazze la notte? Quali sono i tipi di fidanzato più diffusi sul pianeta Terra? Cosa si nasconde in quell’orrido buco nero chiamato borsa? Perché non bisogna mai fidarsi dei film americani? E che combina quella guastafeste di Maddy, la gemella immaginaria, il lato oscuro (e parecchio rompiballe...) di Greta? Se aprire il proprio diario è come guardarsi allo specchio, allora queste pagine sono il fedele ritratto di chi le ha scritte: sorprendenti, scherzose, fulminanti e fuori di testa. Un giro sulle montagne russe della fantasia di una ragazza che sa raccontare se stessa e il mondo in cui vive con l’entusiasmo di una bambina e l’ironia di una donna cresciuta in fretta. Dai drammi nati su WhatsApp allo spionaggio via Instagram, dai deliri quotidiani agli incubi notturni. Un libro brillante e coloratissimo, come un frullato di evidenziatori.
Author: Trish Cook
A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING BELLA THORNE! A heartbreaking tale of love, loss and one nearly perfect summer - perfect for fans of The Fault In Our Stars and Love, Simon. Seventeen-year-old Katie Price has a rare disease that makes exposure to even the smallest amount of sunlight deadly. Confined to her house during the day, her company is limited to her widowed father and her best (okay, only) friend. It isn't until after nightfall that Katie's world opens up, when she takes her guitar to the local train station and plays for the people coming and going. Charlie Reed is a former all-star athlete at a crossroads in his life - and the boy Katie has secretly admired from afar for years. When he happens upon her playing guitar one night, fate intervenes and the two embark on a star-crossed romance. As they challenge each other to chase their dreams and fall for each other under the summer night sky, Katie and Charlie form a bond strong enough to change them - and everyone around them - forever.
Author: Italo Svevo
Long hailed as a seminal work of modernism in the tradition of Joyce and Kafka, and now available in a supple new English translation, Italo Svevo’s charming and splendidly idiosyncratic novel conducts readers deep into one hilariously hyperactive and endlessly self-deluding mind. The mind in question belongs to Zeno Cosini, a neurotic Italian businessman who is writing his confessions at the behest of his psychiatrist. Here are Zeno’s interminable attempts to quit smoking, his courtship of the beautiful yet unresponsive Ada, his unexpected–and unexpectedly happy–marriage to Ada’s homely sister Augusta, and his affair with a shrill-voiced aspiring singer. Relating these misadventures with wry wit and a perspicacity at once unblinking and compassionate, Zeno’s Conscience is a miracle of psychological realism.
Author: Dan Vyleta
Readers of the Harry Potter series and Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell are sure to be mesmerized by Dan Vyleta’s thrilling blend of historical fiction and fantasy, as three young friends scratch the surface of the grown-up world to discover startling wonders—and dangerous secrets. “Dan Vyleta writes with intricacy and imagination and skillful pacing; never once would I have considered putting his book down. In the manner of both a Dickens novel and the best young adult adventure stories (the Harry Potter series among them). . .his ending, which I wouldn’t dare reveal here, is a real firecracker.”—Jennifer Senior, The New York Times Welcome to a Victorian England unlike any other you have experienced before. Here, wicked thoughts (both harmless and hate-filled) appear in the air as telltale wisps of Smoke. Young Thomas Argyle, a son of aristocracy, has been sent to an elite boarding school. Here he will be purged of Wickedness, for the wealthy do not Smoke. When he resists a sadistic headboy's temptations to Smoke, a much larger struggle beyond the school walls is revealed. Shortly thereafter, on a trip to London, Thomas and his best friend witness events that make them begin to question everything they have been taught about Smoke. And thus the adventure begins... You will travel by coach to a grand estate where secrets lurk in attic rooms and hidden laboratories; where young love blossoms; and where a tumultuous relationship between a mother and her children is the crucible in which powerful passions are kindled, and dangerous deeds must be snuffed out in a desperate race against time. From the Hardcover edition.
Speaking in Tongues
Author: Jeffery Deaver
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The disappearance of his estranged teenage daughter pits prosecutor Tate Collier against Aaron Matthews, a Harvard-educated psychiatrist consumed with revenge. By the author of The Bone Collector. Reprint.
My Last Kiss
Author: Bethany Neal
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
What if your last kiss was with the wrong boy?In Bethany Neal's My Last Kiss, Cassidy Haines remembers her first kiss vividly. It was on the old covered bridge the summer before her freshman year with her boyfriend of three years, Ethan Keys. But her last kiss—the one she shared with someone at her seventeenth birthday party the night she died—is a blur. Now, Cassidy is trapped in the living world, not only mourning the loss of her human body, but left with the grim suspicion that her untimely death wasn't a suicide as everyone assumes. She can't remember anything from the weeks leading up to her birthday and she's worried that she may have betrayed her boyfriend. If Cassidy is to uncover the truth about that fateful night and make amends with the only boy she'll ever love, she must face her past and all the decisions she made—good and bad—that led to her last kiss.
Author: Jack Kerouac
Soon to be a major motion picture starring Kate Bosworth, Josh Lucas, Anthony Edwards, and Radha Mitchell "Each book by Jack Kerouac is unique, a telepathic diamond. With prose set in the middle of his mind, he reveals consciousness itself in all its syntatic elaboration, detailing the luminous emptiness of his own paranoiac confusion. Such rich natural writing is nonpareil in later half XX century, a synthesis of Proust, Céline, Thomas Wolfe, Hemingway, Genet, Thelonius Monk, Basho, Charlie Parker, and Kerouac's own athletic sacred insight. "Big Sur's humane, precise account of the extraordinary ravages of alcohol delirium tremens on Kerouac, a suerior novelist who had strength to complete his poetic narrative, a task few scribes so afflicted have accomplished—others crack up. Here we meet San Francisco's poets & recognize hero Dean Moriarty ten years after On the Road. Jack Kerouac was a 'writer,' as his great peer W.S. Burroughs says, and here at the peak of his suffering humorous genius he wrote through his misery to end with 'Sea,' a brilliant poem appended, on the hallucinatory Sounds of the Pacific Ocean at Big Sur." —Allen Ginsberg
Questo libro fornisce interessanti stimoli per sviluppare nei ragazzi dai 13 ai 19 anni una sana e positiva autostima, attraverso attività utili e piacevoli da svolgere in autonomia o con l’aiuto di un adulto, per: • smettere di confrontarsi continuamente con gli altri; • scoprire le proprie passioni e i propri talenti; • imparare a gestire le emozioni e avere un atteggiamento ottimistico; • analizzare razionalmente le situazioni personali e minimizzare l’impatto di stati d’animo spiacevoli; • acquisire sicurezza, equilibrio ed empatia; • stabilire degli obiettivi realistici e mettere in atto le strategie adeguate per raggiungerli; • imparare ad affrontare le sfide quotidiane a scuola, in famiglia, con gli amici. Ricco di esempi e di suggerimenti operativi (to do list, schemi, elenchi), il volume risulta particolarmente adatto per i ragazzi con scarsa autostima che troveranno descritte tante situazioni simili alle loro, con pratici consigli su come accettarsi e valorizzarsi al meglio.
K is for Knifeball
Author: Jory John, Avery Monsen
Publisher: Chronicle Books
From the authors of the breakout bestseller All my friends are dead. and in the humorous vein of Go the F**k to Sleep comes a laugh-out-loud collection of bad advice that turns the children's alphabet book on its head. Adorable illustrated characters lead readers down a path of poor decision-making, and alphabetical, rhyming couplets offer terrible life lessons in which O is for opening things with your teeth, F is for setting Daddy's wallet on fire, and R is for Raccoon (but definitely not for rabies). With plenty of playfully disastrous choices lurking around every corner, this compendium of black humor may be terrible for actual children, but it's perfect for the common-senseless child in all adults.