Lorsque Valérie franchit le seuil du lycée, elle sait que rien ne sera plus jamais pareil. Cinq mois plus tôt, Nick, son petit ami, a ouvert le feu dans la cafétéria de l’école, tuant une dizaine d’élèves avant de se suicider. Des élèves agaçants, pénibles et arrogants qui figuraient sur la liste que Valérie et Nick ont tenue pour se défouler. Pourquoi ce qui n’était qu’un jeu est devenu un drame ? Comment va-t-on accueillir son retour au lycée ?
Est-elle aussi coupable que Nick ?
David Judy sait ce que c'est que le harcèlement. Depuis longtemps. Avec un nom féminin, une voix douce et une apparence timide, il est la proie idéale pour les caïds du lycée. Heureusement, il a une amie, Valérie. Grâce à elle, il fait la connaissance de Nick, et a - enfin- l'impression d'être à sa place.
Alors qu'il soupçonne Nick de préparer sa vengeance contre ceux qui les ont fait souffrir, David n'ose rien dire. Crainte de rompre cet équilibre enfin trouvé, ou habitude de taire ses doutes et ses peurs ?
Quand il trouve enfin la force de parler, il est trop tard...À partir de 13 ans.
Dans le Midwest, où Jersey vit avec sa mère, son beau-père et sa petite soeur Marine, on ne sait jamais ce que la météo réserve. Le jour où sa mère et Marine disparaissent, emportées par une tornade, Jersey se retrouve seule et sans maison. Son beau-père n'a pas la force de s'occuper d'elle et son père biologique la rejette. La jeune fille échoue chez ses grands-parents maternels, qu'elle n'a jamais connus. Ballottée d'endroit en endroit, Jersey doit tenir bon, tout en apprenant des choses qu'elle ignorait sur sa mère... « Mêlant avec justesse catastrophes naturelles et émotionnelles, Tornade est un livre remarquable. Un roman prenant qui, même une fois fini, restera dans l'esprit du lecteur des jours, voire des semaines. » Voya Reviews « Brown dépeint avec brio le combat de Jersey pour continuer à vivre après un événement traumatisant. C'est tout simplement l'histoire déchirante d'une volonté de vivre à toute épreuve. » School Library Journal À partir de 13 ans
In Hate List, Jennifer Brown delivered a powerful story about grief, friendship, and forgiveness in the aftermath of a school shooting. Now, she explores an evocative new narrative while digging deeper into the themes first touched upon in her debut novel.
David Judy knows what it's like to be bullied. Shy and gentle, with a soft voice and "a girl's name for a last name," he is a prime target. Thankfully, there's one girl David feels at ease with -- Valerie, the girl who's been dating his neighbor and sometimes-friend, Nick. Valerie is kind to David and pulls him into their circle of outcast friends, where he finally feels like he (sort of) belongs. So when David starts to suspect that Nick and his friend Jeremy are planning a revenge plot against their tormentors, he wrestles with whether or not to tell someone. By the time he finally works up the courage to say something...it's too late.
David tries to put what he knows behind him -- to forget and move on -- but that's hard to do as senior year starts and he watches his old friend, Valerie, struggle in a deep, dark place of guilt and confusion. It's time to speak up. David may not be able to end bullying, but by standing up, he might just make a difference. And that's what matters.
Ashleigh's boyfriend, Kaleb, is about to leave for college, and Ashleigh is worried that he'll forget about her while he's away. So at a legendary end-of-summer pool party, Ashleigh's friends suggest she text him a picture of herself -- sans swimsuit -- to take with him. Before she can talk herself out of it, Ashleigh strides off to the bathroom, snaps a photo in the full-length mirror, and hits "send."
But when Kaleb and Ashleigh go through a bad breakup, Kaleb takes revenge by forwarding the text to his baseball team. Soon the photo has gone viral, attracting the attention of the school board, the local police, and the media. As her friends and family try to distance themselves from the scandal, Ashleigh feels completely alone -- until she meets Mack while serving her court-ordered community service. Not only does Mack offer a fresh chance at friendship, but he's the one person in town who received the text of Ashleigh's photo -- and didn't look.
Acclaimed author Jennifer Brown brings readers a gripping novel about honesty and betrayal, redemption and friendship, attraction and integrity, as Ashleigh finds that while a picture may be worth a thousand words . . . it doesn't always tell the whole story.
Kendra has always felt overshadowed by her older brother, Grayson, whose OCD forces him to live a life of carefully coordinated routines. To Kendra, the only way she can stand out next to Grayson is to be perfect, and she has perfection down to an art -- until a cheating scandal threatens her flawless reputation.
Behind the wheel of her car, with Grayson asleep beside her, Kendra decides to drive away from it all -- with enough distance, maybe she'll be able to figure everything out. But even in the midst of the road trip's flat tires, gas-station food stops, and detours to quirky roadside attractions, eventually Kendra must stop running and come to terms with herself, her brother, and her past.
When Alex falls for the charming new boy at school, Cole -- a handsome, funny, sports star who adores her -- she can't believe she's finally found her soul mate . . . someone who truly loves and understands her.
At first, Alex is blissfully happy. Sure, Cole seems a little jealous of her relationship with her close friend Zack, but what guy would want his girlfriend spending all her time with another boy? As the months pass, though, Alex can no longer ignore Cole's small put-downs, pinches, or increasingly violent threats.
As Alex struggles to come to terms with the sweet boyfriend she fell in love with and the boyfriend whose "love" she no longer recognizes, she is forced to choose -- between her "true love" and herself.
Five months ago, Valerie Leftman's boyfriend, Nick, opened fire on their school cafeteria. Shot trying to stop him, Valerie inadvertently saved the life of a classmate, but was implicated in the shootings because of the list she helped create. A list of people and things she and Nick hated. The list he used to pick his targets.
Now, after a summer of seclusion, Val is forced to confront her guilt as she returns to school to complete her senior year. Haunted by the memory of the boyfriend she still loves and navigating rocky relationships with her family, former friends and the girl whose life she saved, Val must come to grips with the tragedy that took place and her role in it, in order to make amends and move on with her life.
Jersey Cameron has always loved a good storm. Watching the clouds roll in and the wind pick up. Smelling the electricity in the air. Dancing barefoot in the rain. She lives in the Midwest, after all, where the weather is sure to keep you guessing. Jersey knows what to do when the tornado sirens sound. But she never could have prepared for this.
When her town is devastated by a tornado, Jersey loses everything. As she struggles to overcome her grief, she's sent to live with relatives she hardly knows -- family who might as well be strangers. In an unfamiliar place, can Jersey discover that even on the darkest of days, there are some things no tornado can destroy?
/> In this powerful and poignant novel, acclaimed author Jennifer Brown delivers a story of love, loss, hope, and survival.
Essential tools for implementing right-sized prospect research techniques that help nonprofit organizations reach their fundraising goals Written especially for front-line fundraisers, Prospect Research for Fundraisers presents a practical understanding of prospect research, prospect management, and fundraising analytics, demonstrating how research can be used to raise more money. Filled with examples, case studies, interviews, and stories, this unique book is structured around the fundraising cycle and illustrates the myriad of current and ever-changing prospect research tools and techniques available to boost an organization's fundraising effectiveness. From essential overviews to how-to-search skills, this practical book gives development officers the tools to understand how to use prospect research in ways that best fit their goals for each stage of the fundraising cycle. Provides practical insight to understand the best use of each prospect research tool and technique Features a companion website with a variety of online tools to help readers implement key concepts Part of the AFP Fund Development Series Prospect Research for Fundraisers provides fundraisers with an understanding of what prospect research is and which resources are available to small organizations that have limited internal capacity, medium-sized organizations building capacity, and large organizations wanting to maximize their strengths. It offers a practical understanding of the relevant tools at the disposal of development officers and managers responsible for hiring, outsourcing, purchasing, managing, and implementing prospect research within their organizations.
The story of how a painful and traumatic childhood nearly ended in tragedy, the adult years of knowing he was different but unable to articulate the cause, even to himself, that he really was she, trapped inside the body of a man, the final cataclysmic disclosure to himself and then to his closest family, and finally the truly happy ending as he, now she, finds peace, happiness and contentment surrounded by family and friends who held her all through the desperate and traumatic process of transition from him to Her. A true story of enduring love between two people.
A dazzling debut novel set in New York City’s Jewish immigrant community in 1935...
How was it that out of all the girls in the office, I was the one to find myself in this situation? This didn’t happen to nice Jewish girls.
In 1935, Dottie Krasinsky is the epitome of the modern girl. A bookkeeper in Midtown Manhattan, Dottie steals kisses from her steady beau, meets her girlfriends for drinks, and eyes the latest fashions. Yet at heart, she is a dutiful daughter, living with her Yiddish-speaking parents on the Lower East Side. So when, after a single careless night, she finds herself in a family way by a charismatic but unsuitable man, she is desperate: unwed, unsure, and running out of options.
After the birth of five children--and twenty years as a housewife--Dottie’s immigrant mother, Rose, is itching to return to the social activism she embraced as a young woman. With strikes and breadlines at home and National Socialism rising in Europe, there is much more important work to do than cooking and cleaning. So when she realizes that she, too, is pregnant, she struggles to reconcile her longings with her faith.
As mother and daughter wrestle with unthinkable choices, they are forced to confront their beliefs, the changing world, and the fact that their lives will never again be the same….
Exam Board: BTEC
First Teaching: September 2016
First Exam: June 2018Help your students gain the academic expertise and employability skills needed for further progression in education or the workplace with this textbook, fully updated to reflect the new structure and content of the 2016 Level 3 BTEC qualification.
- Prepare your students for new external assessment requirements with teaching guidance and tips
- Contextualise knowledge and build practical understanding of concepts with case studies
- Provide opportunities to stretch and challenge Distinction students
- Help students prepare for assignments with activities linked to assessment criteria
- Written by expert author team Jennifer Stafford-Brown and Simon Rea
Winner of the British Psychological Society Book Award 2018 - Textbook category
'This fascinating book examines some of the ideological underpinnings of forensic psychological research, policy and practice. It is refreshingly reflective and a significant contribution to the field. I strongly recommend it.'
- Professor Graham Towl, Durham University and formerly Chief Psychologist at the Ministry of Justice
'The strength of this book is the complexity of concepts and topics covered mean that it is suitable for students who wish to be challenged.'
- Dr Louise Almond, University of Liverpool
'This is a book for people who like to think. It presents the realities of practice with the challenges of theory and asks the reader to shake off complacency. It is insightful and challenging but most of all, it is very readable.'
- Professor Joanna R. Adler, Middlesex University
Students of Forensic Psychology need to learn how to combine practical skills such as report writing or assessments with a critical understanding of both theory and the wider political and policy landscape that surrounds the profession.
Mapped to the British Psychological Society's Stage One and Two training requirements for forensic psychologists Forensic Psychology: Theory, Research, Policy and Practice will help you understand how these crucial areas of the profession interact and how they can shape one another. Throughout the text the authors provide a detailed analysis of key concepts, debates and theories while weaving in insights and reflections from key professionals, ensuring you have the necessary knowledge and skills to pass assignments and get past the stage 2 supervised practice requirements en route to becoming a qualified forensic psychologist.
This text will be essential reading for all those on MSc Forensic Psychology courses, and will also be a useful reader for those on practitioner doctorates as well as the already qualified needing to keep up with the CPD. The book is also a useful companion to professionals in allied criminal justice professions.