by Angela N. Blount (Goodreads Author)
Eighteen-year-old Angeli doesn't "fit in." She's never been on a single date, and she live…more
Eighteen-year-old Angeli doesn't "fit in." She's never been on a single date, and she lives vicariously through an online world of storytelling. With the pressures of choosing a practical future path bearing down, she needs a drastic change. Too old to run away from home, she opts instead to embark on a solo 2-month road trip. But her freedom is tempered by loneliness - and anxiety tests her resolve as she comes face-to-face with her quirky internet friends.
Aside from contracting mono and repeatedly getting herself lost, Angeli's adventure is mired by more unforeseen glitches - like being detained by Canadian authorities, and a near-death experience at the hands of an overzealous amateur wrestler. Her odyssey is complicated further when she unwittingly earns the affections of two young men. One a privileged martial artist; the other a talented techie with a colorful past.
Bewildered by the emotions they stir, Angeli spurns the idea of a doomed long-distance relationship. But she is unprepared for the determination of her hopeful suitors. In the wake of her refusal, one man will betray her, and the other will prove himself worthy of a place in her future.
Angeli sets off in search of a better understanding of herself, the world, and her place in it. What she finds is an impractical love, with the potential to restore her faith in happy endings.
A true story with an unapologetically honest outlook on life, love, faith, and adventure - Once Upon A Road Trip is a coming-of-age memoir.
*An unusual true account, written largely in 3rd person.
*Recommended for ages 14 and up.
*Book Club questions included. [close]
by J.C. Johnston (Goodreads Author)
Twelve-year old Ophelia recounts her journey from rags to riches…more
Twelve-year old Ophelia recounts her journey from rags to riches to regret, set in motion by a serendipitous encounter with Samantha Raider over a violin. Sam, a strong-willed, talented seventeen-year-old dancer, seeks to break out of the bubble of privilege she has been trapped in since her mother was murdered and her father retreated into solitude.
She devises a plan to connect with others through generosity, relinquishing treasured items at a yard sale in exchange for the right to visit the objects at any time. As Ophelia’s mother and Sam’s father fall in love, Sam tangles herself in a web of danger stretching from Ophelia’s Bronx, New York neighborhood to the heart of the Darfurian genocide. After discovering she is armed with a unique weapon, Sam finds herself pitted against her mother’s killer and an entire army people who supports the genocide in Darfur, Africa. [close]
by Dennis Liggio (Goodreads Author)
An epic sword fight, giant robots, ancient alien gods, dr…more
An epic sword fight, giant robots, ancient alien gods, drugs, college students, and cursed swords! Damned Lies Strike Back is the over-the-top sequel to the absurdist geek humor novel Damned Lies!
After two attempts on his life from a homicidal clone thought dead for twenty years, our intrepid hero is out of the hospital and home at his now-haunted apartment in Austin. Banding together with his two best friends, he begins tracking down his clone and the Lovecraftian cult that the clone leads. Meanwhile, our hero recounts his college years where he assembled a mystery gang to stop the nefarious plot of an evil college professor. With three epic confrontations, more explosions, more answered questions, and more franchise potential, Damned Lies Strike Back is just the sequel this world needs!
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