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The Midnight Charter

The Midnight Charter

Author: David Whitley
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
ISBN: 1429988797
Pages: 336
Year: 2009-09-01
In this spellbinding fantasy novel, newcomer David Whitley has imagined a nation at a crossroads: misshaped by materialism and facing a choice about its future. He has brought to life two children who will test the nation's values-and crafted a spellbinding adventure story that will keep readers turning the pages until the very end. In a society based on trade, where everything can be bought and sold, the future rests on the secrets of a single document-and the lives of two children whose destiny it is to discover its secrets. THE MIDNIGHT CHARTER combines great storytelling with a compelling vision - a many layered adventure with powerful and timely implications.
The Midnight Charter

The Midnight Charter

Author: David Whitley
Publisher: Penguin Group
ISBN: 0307372669
Pages: 336
Year: 2009-09-22
Agora is an insular city-state where anything can be bought and sold. Everything is a commodity; goods, services, people, thoughts, concepts and even emotions are bartered on the open market. It’s an economy without money, where trade is the only way of life and debt is death. The successful elite rule, plague festers in the pitiless slums, and children are possessions until their twelfth birthdays. In the ancient tower of Count Stelli, the city’s greatest astrologer, two children meet, both of whom have been sold into servitude. Mark is an emotional, imaginative boy who is sold by his father to the Count’s grandson in return for medical treatment. The other child, Lily, is reserved and thoughtful; an orphan now owned by the Count. At first, threatened with being thrown out to die on the disease-ridden streets if they displease their masters, Mark and Lily’s only goal is to work and survive. However, as they begin to understand that they can shape their own destinies, they each find their own path — Mark within the system, angling for power and the security it brings; and Lily beyond it, determined to change the city forever. Unbeknownst to them both, however, Mark and Lily are watched by the mysterious ruler of Agora, the Director of Receipts, whose interest in the apparently insignificant pair is more than a passing one. From the Hardcover edition.
The Midnight Charter

The Midnight Charter

Author: David Whitley
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141928360
Pages: 384
Year: 2009-08-06
In the city of Agora, anything can be bought and sold. Even children are possessions until their twelfth birthday. Mark has been sold by his father, and Lily, an orphan from birth, has bartered for her life. Thrown together by chance, in the ancient tower of Count Stelli, they face an existence of poverty and servitude, unless they can find a way to break free. But, unbeknown to Mark and Lily, they are being watched by the ruler of the city. Can they survive the traps and treachery that await them and discover the dark secret that binds them together? Their lives depend on this question: what is the Midnight Charter?
The Children of the Lost

The Children of the Lost

Author: David Whitley
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
ISBN: 1429989548
Pages: 368
Year: 2011-01-18
Cast out of the city of Agora where they were left at the end of The Midnight Charter, Mark and Lily must now survive in a dense forest. The strange villages, terrifying nightmares, and powerful witches they find there are even more frightening than Agora with all its slums and secrets. In an adventure that expands with every turn of the page, David Whitley delivers a novel as thrilling and horrifying as his characters' darkest dreams.
The Canticle of Whispers

The Canticle of Whispers

Author: David Whitley
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1596436158
Pages: 387
Year: 2013-02-19
"In the final volume of the Agora trilogy, Mark and Lily lead the revolution to unseat the powerful elite and discover the answers to their questions about their origins while confronting the dark and twisted nature of their destinies"--Provided by publisher.
Notes From The Midnight Driver

Notes From The Midnight Driver

Author: Jordan Sonnenblick
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545231892
Pages: 288
Year: 2010-02-01
Just when you thought you had it all figured out...“Alex Peter Gregory, you are a moron!” Laurie slammed her palms down on my desk and stomped her foot. I get a lot of that. One car crash. One measly little car crash. And suddenly, I’m some kind of convicted felon. My parents are getting divorced, my dad is shacking up with my third-grade teacher, I might be in love with a girl who could kill me with one finger, and now I’m sentenced to babysit some insane old guy. What else could possibly go wrong? This is the story of Alex Gregory, his guitar, his best gal pal Laurie, and the friendship of a lifetime that he never would have expected.
The Midnight Star

The Midnight Star

Author: Marie Lu
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698174194
Pages: 336
Year: 2016-10-11
The thrilling finale to the New York Times bestselling Young Elites series from “hit factory” Marie Lu There was once a time when darkness shrouded the world, and the darkness had a queen. Adelina Amouteru is done suffering. She’s turned her back on those who have betrayed her and achieved the ultimate revenge: victory. Her reign as the White Wolf has been a triumphant one, but with each conquest her cruelty only grows. The darkness within her has begun to spiral out of control, threatening to destroy all she's gained. When a new danger appears, Adelina’s forced to revisit old wounds, putting not only herself at risk, but every Elite. In order to preserve her empire, Adelina and her Roses must join the Daggers on a perilous quest—though this uneasy alliance may prove to be the real danger. #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu concludes Adelina's story with this haunting and hypnotizing final installment to the Young Elites series. From the Hardcover edition.
Midnight's Children

Midnight's Children

Author: Salman Rushdie
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 0307367754
Pages: 560
Year: 2010-12-31
Saleem Sinai is born at the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, the very moment of India’s independence. Greeted by fireworks displays, cheering crowds, and Prime Minister Nehru himself, Saleem grows up to learn the ominous consequences of this coincidence. His every act is mirrored and magnified in events that sway the course of national affairs; his health and well-being are inextricably bound to those of his nation; his life is inseparable, at times indistinguishable, from the history of his country. Perhaps most remarkable are the telepathic powers linking him with India’s 1,000 other “midnight’s children,” all born in that initial hour and endowed with magical gifts. This novel is at once a fascinating family saga and an astonishing evocation of a vast land and its people–a brilliant incarnation of the universal human comedy. Midnight’s Children stands apart as both an epochal work of fiction and a brilliant performance by one of the great literary voices of our time. From the Trade Paperback edition.
The Midnight House

The Midnight House

Author: Alex Berenson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101185260
Pages: 496
Year: 2010-02-09
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Deceivers delivers a gripping John Wells thriller that takes readers into the darkest shadows of a silent war… One morning, a former CIA agent is shot to death in the street. That night, an army vet is gunned down in his doorway. The next day, John Wells gets a phone call. Come to Langley. Now. The victims were part of an interrogation team that operated out of a secret base in Poland called the Midnight House, where they worked over the toughest jihadis, extracting information by any means necessary. Now Wells must find out who is killing them. Islamic terrorists are the likeliest suspects, and Wells is uniquely qualified to go undercover and find them. But the trail of blood leads him to a place he couldn’t have imagined: Home.
The Midnight Gang

The Midnight Gang

Author: David Walliams
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062561081
Pages: 480
Year: 2018-02-27
Hailed as “the heir to Roald Dahl” by The Spectator, the UK’s #1 bestselling children’s author, David Walliams, will have fans of Jeff Kinney and Rachel Renee Russell in stitches! David Walliams burst on to the American scene with his New York Times bestseller Demon Dentist, and now he’s bringing his signature humor to the sick ward in The Midnight Gang. Tom lands in the hospital with a nasty bump on the head after a gym class accident. And things only get worse when he meets the hospital staff, including the wicked matron of the children’s ward.. But luckily, Tom’s time in the hospital will be anything but boring when he discovers that his fellow patients turn the awful ward into the most wondrous world after lights out Join the Midnight Gang as they make their wildest dreams come true!
Land of the Radioactive Midnight Sun

Land of the Radioactive Midnight Sun

Author: Sean Michael Flynn
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429973978
Pages: 288
Year: 2010-07-20
"In New York City, a Cheechako (chee CHA-ko) would be the kid who just fell off the turnip truck. No street smarts. A pink windbreaker. A subway map sticking from his back pocket...In Alaska, a Cheechako is even easier to spot. He's the guy with his tongue stuck to a metal pole. A tenderfoot. A greenhorn." Land of the Radioactive Midnight Sun is the story of Lt. Sean Michael Flynn as he tries to survive his first year in Alaska. With romantic notions of Jack London and Bush piloting, Lt. Flynn requests a transfer to Eielson Air Force Base outside of Fairbanks, Alaska. He is a bit unnerved at how easy the transfer goes through. From a rugby game on a frozen river to living across from Santa's Village to random moose attacks to soaring over the Bush in an F-16, Land of the Radioactive Midnight Sun is a hilarious trial-by-many-errors account of what it takes to become a true Alaskan.
No Disrespect

No Disrespect

Author: Sister Souljah
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0679767088
Pages: 361
Year: 1996
An honest look at growing up as an African-American female in the inner city offers an account of the tense relationship that exists between African-American women and men, the Black church, guns and drugs, and Black nationalism. Reprint. 35,000 first printing. Tour.
Against the Tide

Against the Tide

Author: Kat Martin
Publisher: Zebra Books
ISBN: 1420133861
Pages: 400
Year: 2015
Liv Chandler's running for her life, and the cops haven't been able to do a thing to help. But there's one man who makes her feel safe, no matter what: rugged charter boat captain Rafe Brodie. But Liv's past is more dangerous than Rafe could guess, and when his first mate turns up dead, she fears that she's next. That there's something else coming she can't see. That even Rafe and the remote village of Valdez, Alaska, can't protect her forever.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Author: Mark Haddon
Publisher: Anchor Canada
ISBN: 0307371565
Pages: 240
Year: 2009-02-24
Narrated by a fifteen-year-old autistic savant obsessed with Sherlock Holmes, this dazzling novel weaves together an old-fashioned mystery, a contemporary coming-of-age story, and a fascinating excursion into a mind incapable of processing emotions. Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, Christopher is autistic. Everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning for him. At fifteen, Christopher’s carefully constructed world falls apart when he finds his neighbour’s dog Wellington impaled on a garden fork, and he is initially blamed for the killing. Christopher decides that he will track down the real killer, and turns to his favourite fictional character, the impeccably logical Sherlock Holmes, for inspiration. But the investigation leads him down some unexpected paths and ultimately brings him face to face with the dissolution of his parents’ marriage. As Christopher tries to deal with the crisis within his own family, the narrative draws readers into the workings of Christopher’s mind. And herein lies the key to the brilliance of Mark Haddon’s choice of narrator: The most wrenching of emotional moments are chronicled by a boy who cannot fathom emotions. The effect is dazzling, making for one of the freshest debut in years: a comedy, a tearjerker, a mystery story, a novel of exceptional literary merit that is great fun to read.
The Tornado Struck at Midnight

The Tornado Struck at Midnight

Author: Wesley Carrington Greayer
Publisher: Publishamerica Incorporated
ISBN: 159129729X
Pages: 201
Year: 2002-10-01
The Tornado Struck at Midnight is set aboard a schooner in the Gulf of Paria in Port of Spain, Trinidad. The cast includes a WWII hero, a naive millionaire, a mysterious New York matron, Englishmen, Americans, and several hot-blooded Portuguese beauties. A recently divorced Englishman unexpectedly inherits a fortune. Several investors charter a schooner for a cruise to the Grenadines, hoping to obtain his backing for their investment plans. When his ex-wife suddenly appears to claim her share of his windfall, the investors fear she will put the kibosh on his backing for their schemes. Complicating matters, the ship's handsome captain finds himself surrounded by a bevy of former sweethearts and sparks begin to fly. After a hectic evening of drinking and romantic sparring, the combatants retire. Later, a woman is found dead in her stateroom. Deputy Commissioner, Major Barnes, must discover if avarice or carnal desire contributed to her demise.