This series of books was designed specifically for struggling teen readers. The
contemporary fiction is written at accessible levels and provides substantive
content without being edgy. The relatable plots appeal to teens, especially those
who are reluctant to read. Books in the series quickly grab their interest with
fast-paced storylines that feature realistic, sometimes larger-than-life teen characters readers can identify with or would like to know. Then there is an
unexpected twist. The characters' lives are suddenly on the edge- of fame,
fear, or even sanity.
Each book is approximately 10,000 words and 80 pages.
Marta loves to draw. It's a way to take
out her frustrations. The drawing of a
school bully on fire was only a joke. Who
knew it would come true? Then there
was the bomb threat. But that had to
be a coincidence. Soon it seems all of
Marta's drawings are coming to life. When
she draws a mysterious place over and
over, nothing will stop her from finding it,
whatever danger she may face.
Day one at her new school stinks. Andrea
wears the wrong outfit. Every subject
seems challenging. The two students who
show an interest in her spend an afternoon
in detention. Are they troublemakers? A ski trip sparks joy. Back home, she was on the
ski team. There was nothing like cutting
through fresh powder. As the new kid, Andrea
hopes to impress her classmates. The resort's
loose snow is too tempting. The girls ski out-of-bounds. But after a few turns, the
Grunt Games has created a new video
game. World Quest is beyond virtual
reality. Players use thoughts to control
their avatars. They wear sensors and feel
everything. Elite gamer Alden Nash is asked
to test the game. As Black Heart, he'll battle
three other gamers to find a cure to save
Earth. What he ends up finding is a piece of code. This wasn't part of the game. It could
be the key to winning- or losing his mind.
For a kid who can predict weather, Raul
really messed up. As he and his friend
Juan head out in their kayaks, storm clouds
fill the sky. Raul isn't too worried. For him,
there's nothing like facing nature. Bad
weather. Raging water. The wilderness
He'll take it all on. But then he sees Maria,
the one girl he cares about. Why is she here? And will Raul be ready to face a
different kind of danger? The human kind.
Kevin Sanders was feeling the love.
That's what being a social media star
was about. Having millions of fans and even more money. And why shouldn't he?
Kevin worked hard for it. All the prank
videos he made. His pictures on Instagram.
Companies should pay him to be part of
that fame. He never thought it would all
go away. What did he do wrong?
Tansy is comfy in her pj's. She's not going
to do anything but text. Only two words could
ruin this day- little sister. Then Teera needs
to go to the library. Tansy has to drive her.
Ugh. But she's a good big sister, so she does
it. On the way home, she's forced to take a
detour. It wouldn't be bad, but Tansy doesn't
know the roads. They're only leading the girls
farther from home. When and where will
the nightmare end?
Cora is an energetic teen. She loves
nature. Coming up is a hike to a lake with
her best friend, Rayna. Cora's big brother
agrees to take them. The plan is set! It's
all Cora can think about. She makes
to-do lists for herself and Rayna. Rayna
isn't thrilled, but she loves her friend. And
they might find treasure. Then problems threaten the trip. Cora loses control of her
plans, temper, and closest relationships.