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Up to This Pointe

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Up to This Pointe by Jennifer Longo Book Summary:

Hand this utterly unique contemporary YA to anyone who loves ballet or is a little too wrapped up in their Plan A. (It's okay to fail, people!) "Harper had a plan. It went south." Harper Scott is a dancer. She and her best friend, Kate, have one goal: becoming professional ballerinas. And Harper won t let anything or anyone get in the way of The Plan, not even the boy she and Kate are both drawn to. Harper is a Scott. She s related to Robert Falcon Scott, the explorer who died racing Amundsen and Shackleton to the South Pole. Amundsen won because he had a plan, and Harper has always followed his model. So when Harper s life takes an unexpected turn, she finagles (read: lies) her way to the icy dark of McMurdo Station . . . in Antarctica. Extreme, but somehow fitting apparently she has always been in the dark, dancing on ice this whole time. And no one warned her. Not her family, not her best friend, not even the boy who has somehow found a way into her heart. It will take a visit from Shackleton's ghost the explorer who didn't make it to the South Pole, but who got all of his men out alive to teach Harper that success isn't always what's important, sometimes it's more important to learn how to fail successfully. An Indie Next List Selection Longo makes Harper a standout character of fire, commitment, and sass. "The Bulletin," Starred Review A stunning love letter to ballet and San Francisco. . . . The perfect meld of adorable and heart-wrenching. "Shelf Awareness," Starred Review "One of the most breathtaking explorations of navigating heartbreak that I've ever read. This is one for the ages." Martha Brockenbrough, author of "The Game of Love and Death""

What I Carry

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What I Carry by Jennifer Longo Book Summary:

"In her final year in foster care, seventeen-year-old Muir tries to survive her senior year before aging out of the system"--

Six Feet Over It

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Six Feet Over It by Jennifer Longo Book Summary:

When fifteen-year-old Leigh's father buys a graveyard and insists she work there after school, she learns much about life, death, and the power of friendship.

Someday Dancer

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Someday Dancer by Sarah Rubin Book Summary:

A ballerina tale with a thoroughly modern twist! Casey Quinn has got more grace in her pinkie toe than all those prissy ballet-school girls put together, even if you'd never guess it from the looks of her too-long legs and dirty high-top sneakers. It's 1959, and freckle-faced Casey lives in the red-dust countryside of South Carolina. She's a farm girl: Her family can't afford ballet lessons. But Casey's dream is to dance in New York City. And if anyone tries to stand in her way, she's going to pirouette and jeté right over them! Casey's got the grit, and Casey's got the grace: Is that enough to make it in Manhattan someday? Or might the Big Apple have something even better in mind? When she meets a visionary choreographer she calls "Miss Martha," Casey's ballerina dream takes a thoroughly, thrillingly modern twist!

Words on Bathroom Walls

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Words on Bathroom Walls by Julia Walton Book Summary:

"Adam is a recently diagnosed schizophrenic and journals to his therapist about family, friends, and first loves as he undergoes a new drug trial for the mental illness that allows him to keep his secret for only so long"--

Bunheads

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Bunheads by Sophie Flack Book Summary:

As a dancer with the Manhattan Ballet Company, nineteen-year-old Hannah Ward is living her childhood dream. She gets to be up on stage in front of adoring crowds every night. And while she might not be a prima ballerina yet, she's moving up the ranks and surely if she works hard enough she can make it happen. But devoting her whole life to ballet leaves very little time for anything else: friends, family, school have all fallen by the wayside. Hannah doesn't mind, until a chance encounter in a restaurant brings Jacob into her life. He's cute, he plays guitar and he's offering a whole future that Hannah never considered. And now she must choose between her lifelong dream or what could be the love of her life. . .

Middlesex

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Middlesex by N.A Book Summary:

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The Pointe Book

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The Pointe Book by Janice Barringer,Sarah Schlesinger Book Summary:

Presents an overview of pointe technique and pointe shoes, with basics of pointe readiness, current research on best design for pointe shoes, materials, suppliers, and information on pointe-related injuries and remedies.

Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2008

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Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2008 by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Book Summary:

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Strange as This Weather Has Been

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Strange as This Weather Has Been by Ann Pancake Book Summary:

Set in present day West Virginia, Ann Pancakes debut novel, Strange As This Weather Has Been, tells the story of a coal mining family—a couple and their four children—living through the latest mining boom and dealing with the mountaintop removal and strip mining that is ruining what is left of their mountain life. As the mine turns the mountains to slag and wastewater, workers struggle with layoffs and children find adventure in the blasted moonscape craters. Strange As This Weather Has Been follows several members of the family, with a particular focus on fifteen-year-old Bant and her mother, Lace. Working at a “scab motel, Bant becomes involved with a young miner while her mother contemplates joining the fight against the mining companies. As domestic conflicts escalate at home, the children are pushed more and more outside among junk from the floods and felled trees in the hollows—the only nature they have ever known. But Bant has other memories and is as curious and strong-willed as her mother, and ultimately comes to discover the very real threat of destruction that looms as much in the landscape as it does at home.

Dance with Your Heart

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Dance with Your Heart by Bronwyn Mulrooney Book Summary:

Ballet, dance, adventure, mystery, magic, fantasy and a touch of first-love romance combine in this spellbinding series for preteens, tweens and teens. If you think this is your regular ballet or urban fantasy book, think again! 13-year-old Gemma James is just your average girl with anything-but-average dreams of being a professional ballet dancer. She attends the prestigious SA Ballet Academy - an eerie old ballet school bursting with secrets...and where nothing is quite what it seems. Now the Grade 7s at the academy are putting on a performance of the enchanting ballet Giselle, and Gemma is determined to get a lead role. But the discovery of a 100-year-old mystery in the depths of the old academy building one moonlit night, stiff competition from the other teen dancers, and the constant harassment of Super Snob and star performer, Aimee Atherton, all threaten to derail Gemma's chances. Plus cute new boy Ethan Blake has just transferred to the academy from a top London ballet school, and he's complicating things even further. Will Gemma get her chance to dance? Readers will fall in love with sassy Gemma and her alluring sense of adventure, as well as best friends Marley Moon and Dineo as they get to grips with life in this unusual ballet school with its enchanting setting and larger-than-life characters. Dance with your Heart is the first book in the delightful SA Ballet Academy series of fantasy dance and ballet books for girls. "As a hardened ballet teacher of many years of back-breaking work in my beloved profession, I fell in love with the characters in DANCE WITH YOUR HEART. An extremely enjoyable read, it is also fun and catches with great wit, the foibles of both fellow pupils and teachers. This is a great book for parents and all ages of dancers to read - for those of us for whom the magic of dance will always continue." Amy Gould, Editor: Imaginemag "I read the first book, DANCE WITH YOUR HEART. My daughter Megan and myself couldn't wait to read the book, we both enjoyed it so much. It kept us captivated. Thank you Bronwyn for a wonderful book. Looking forward to the next one!" Sanet, reader "I absolutely adored DANCE WITH YOUR HEART. I really enjoyed the story and all the characters! I even felt different in my first dance class after reading it! I can't wait for the next one!" Taylor, 13, reader "When I read DANCE WITH YOUR HEART I felt as though I'd been granted access to a world filled with magic and dance, where anything was possible. I LOVED this novel. Gemma had me wishing I was a ballerina and attending a ballet academy from page one; she showed me the excitement and struggles dancers face from beautiful costumes, long lasting friendships and even bleeding toes! With characters that dived out of the novel and pirouetted across my room, it was easy to imagine them as my best friends, rather than characters in a book. They were easy to love and oh-so real. All I wanted to do was step out of my room and visit Gemma on stage or, have a conversation with Ethan or burn Aimee to the ground because I hated her. I loved the journey the group took together and can't wait to see what else they discover at SABA!" Storm, 15, reader "My 14-year-old daughter loved this book and says it has a real story - it is not just a little girl's book about tutus and tiaras. There's a ghost called Emily and a cute boy too..." Sasha Wyatt-Minter, editor: All4Women

My Last Continent

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My Last Continent by Midge Raymond Book Summary:

"It is only at the end of the world--among the glacial mountains, cleaving icebergs, and frigid waters of Antarctica--where Deb Gardner and Keller Sullivan feel at home. For the few blissful weeks they spend each year studying the habits of emperor and Adaelie penguins, Deb and Keller can escape the frustrations and sorrows of their separate lives and find solace in their work and in each other. But Antarctica, like their fleeting romance, is tenuous, imperiled by the world to the north"--Dust jacket flap.

Pointe, Claw

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Pointe, Claw by Amber J. Keyser Book Summary:

Jessie Vale dances in an elite ballet program. She has to be perfect to land a spot with the professional company. When Jessie is cast in an animalistic avant-garde production, her careful composure cracks wide open. Meanwhile, her friend Dawn McCormick's world is full of holes. She wakes in strange places, bruised, battered, and unable to speak. The doctors are out of ideas. These childhood friends are both running out of time. At every turn, they crash into the many ways girls are watched, judged, used, and discarded. Should they play it safe or go feral?

Blink & Caution

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Blink & Caution by Tim Wynne-Jones Book Summary:

Two street kids get tangled in a plot over their heads - and risk an unexpected connection - in this heart-pounding thriller by Tim Wynne-Jones. (Age 14 and up) Boy, did Blink get off on the wrong floor. All he wanted was to steal some breakfast for his empty belly, but instead he stumbled upon a fake kidnapping and a cell phone dropped by an "abducted" CEO, giving Blink a link to his perfect blonde daughter. Now Blink is on the run, but it’s OK as long as he’s smart enough to stay in the game and keep Captain Panic locked in his hold. Enter a girl named Caution. As in "Caution: Toxic." As in "Caution: Watch Your Step." She’s also on the run, from a skeezy drug-dealer boyfriend and from a nightmare in her past that won’t let her go. When she spies Blink at the train station, Caution can see he’s an easy mark. But there’s something about this naïve, skinny street punk, whom she only wanted to rob, that tugs at her heart, a heart she thought deserved not to feel. Charged with suspense and intrigue, this taut novel trails two deeply compelling characters as they forge a blackmail scheme that is foolhardy at best, disastrous at worst - along with a fated, tender partnership that will offer them each a rare chance for redemption.

Fractals in Petroleum Geology and Earth Processes

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Fractals in Petroleum Geology and Earth Processes by C.C. Barton,P.R. La Pointe,P R La Pointe Book Summary:

Statistics of natural resources and the law of pareto. The fractal size and spatial distribution of hydrocarbon accumulations: implications for resourse assessment and exploration strategy. Estimation of Undicovered hydrocarbon potential through fractal geometry. Fractals and the pareto distribution applied to petroleum accumulation size distributions. Fractal and multifractal models and methods and stratigraphy. On the scale indenpendent shape of prograding stratigraphic units: applications to sequence stratigraphy. New models require new data: fractal and multifractal measures of gravel bedload. Erosional development of the epithopian plateau of northeast Africa from fractal analysis of topography. Hierarchical cascades and single fracture: percolation and seismic detection. Fractals paterns in porous media flow: modeling of laboratory experiments. Diffusion-limited aggregation in the earth sciences. Creating reservoir simulations with fractasl characteristics. Vertical versus Horizontal well log variability and application to fractal reservoir modeling. Fractals and exploration geophysics: seismic deconvolution and geophysical inverse problems.

Beyond the Burning Time

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Beyond the Burning Time by Kathryn Lasky Book Summary:

When, in the winter of 1691, accusations of witchcraft surface in her small New England village, twelve-year-old Mary Chase fights to save her mother from execution.

Fractals in the Earth Sciences

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Fractals in the Earth Sciences by C.C. Barton,P.R. La Pointe,Paul R. LaPointe Book Summary:

Fractal geometry is the natural mathematical language to describe much of what geologists observe. Papers here, written by some of the pioneers in fractal geometry, provide an overview of fractals and fractal methodology, look at the historical context of fractal geometry and its use in the earth sc

Pointe

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Pointe by Brandy Colbert Book Summary:

Four years after Theo's best friend, Donovan, disappeared at age thirteen, he is found and brought home and Theo puts her health at risk as she decides whether to tell the truth about the abductor, knowing her revelation could end her life-long dream of becoming a professional ballet dancer.

Out of Nowhere

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Out of Nowhere by Maria Padian Book Summary:

Performing community service for pulling a foolish prank against a rival high school, soccer star Tom tutors a Somali refugee with soccer dreams of his own. By the author of Brett McCarthy: Work in Progress, which was an ALA-YALSA Best Book for Young Adults.

What They Always Tell Us

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What They Always Tell Us by Martin Wilson Book Summary:

Sixteen-year-old Alex feels so disconnected from his friends that he starts his junior year at a Tuscaloosa, Alabama, high school by attempting suicide, but soon, a friend of his older brother draws him into cross-country running and a new understanding of himself.