Life in South Africa is hard for Corlie. Her mother favours her brothers, and her beloved father dies suddenly. Then the British invade and drive Corlie's family and other Boer families off their farms.
The story of a lonely 423-pound boy everyone calls 'Butter', who pledges to eat himself to death live on the Internet - and everyone will watch. His classmates become morbid cheerleaders for his deadly plan. Yet as their dark encouragement grows, it begins to feel a lot like popularity. But what happens when Butter reaches his suicide deadline?
Sophie hates being stereotyped because she is Lebanese. When a new boy at her school is alienated, Sophie wonders if she is as prejudiced as everyone else. But she is attracted to him. Can Sophie find the strength to speak out - even if it means going against everything she's been brought up to believe?
Imagines the childhood and youth of "Prosser's Gabriel", a courageous and intelligent blacksmith in post-Revolutionary Richmond, Virginia, who roused thousands of African-Americans slaves like himself to rebel.
When Cameron’s parents are killed in a car crash, her shocking first thought is relief. Relief that they need never know that she is gay. But she is forced to live with her conservative and religious aunt and grandmother. They intend to “fix” Cameron.
When Cat’s former best friend, Patrick, is found beaten and left for dead, she is determined to discover who committed this horrible crime. Patrick is gay and has been bullied for years by the “redneck posse” in her small town. The problem is, Cat’s brother belongs to this posse, and so does the boy who assaulted Cat years ago.