Maggie


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Everywhere I go it's always eat, eat, eat. As if only I can see this huge spare-tyre stomach. So what if I've not eaten for a while? Dieting is healthy, and I don't have a problem. I just don't.




Maggie: Diary Three


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Maggie has never ever gotten star struck—until now Maggie and her friends have been sticking by Sunny’s side since her mom’s death. But Maggie’s dad doesn’t give up the demanding goals he’s set for her, and right now he’s harping on her to finish reading the script for his newest production, Love Conquers All, a new Romeo-and-Juliet flick. She could care less that teen star Tyler Kendall has the lead and will be at her home for the launch party. To Maggie’s surprise, Tyler turns out to be pretty nice, and when he asks her out, she agrees. But Maggie is not prepared for the paparazzi. When their date is blasted all over the gossip columns, she is mortified. And when her band is chosen to play for a scene in the movie, she wonders if the celebrity life is more than she can handle. This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Ann M. Martin, including rare images from the author’s collection. Maggie: Diary Three is the 13th book in the California Diaries, which also includes Sunny: Diary Three and Amalia: Diary Three.




Sunny: Diary Two


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From the author of The Baby-Sitters Club: Facing a family tragedy, Sunny builds a wall around her heart—so she doesn’t fall apart. Sunny’s mom isn’t getting better. In fact, her health (along with her mind) is deteriorating quickly. When Sunny turns to her best friend, Dawn, for support, it seems like all she gets is guilt. It doesn’t help that Dawn seems to connect better with Sunny’s mom than Sunny does, or that her dad is still so absorbed with work that he is never home. But at least there is one adult whom she can talk to—Dawn’s pregnant stepmom, Carol. And Sunny has a stream of guys knocking at her door to keep her occupied. But none of that can replace her mom—and if she lets herself think about it, she may not be able to keep going. This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Ann M. Martin, including rare images from the author’s collection. Sunny: Diary Two is the 6th book in the California Diaries, which also includes Ducky: Diary One and Dawn: Diary Two.




Maggie's California Diaries


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Teenager Maggie Blume struggles with not being perfect in this spin-off from the Newbery Award–winning author’s Baby-sitters Club series. Straight-A student Maggie might seem perfect, but in reality, her life is anything but. There’s not much she can do about the demands her dad puts on her, her mother’s alcoholism, or her insecurity about following her passion for music—but she can control what she eats. As Maggie’s friends begin to worry that she has an eating disorder, she’ll have to face the fact that she might have a problem being perfect won’t solve . . . The next chapter following Ann M. Martin’s bestselling Baby-sitters Club series, the California Diaries are the first-person journals of Dawn, Sunny, Maggie, Amalia, and Ducky—five teenagers dealing with the ups and downs of growing up. This collection includes the complete set of Maggie’s three California Diaries.




Jane


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Part elegy, part true crime story, this memoir-in-verse from the author of the award-winning The Argonauts expands the notion of how we tell stories and what form those stories take through the story of a murdered woman and the mystery surrounding her last hours. Jane tells the spectral story of the life and death of Maggie Nelson’s aunt Jane, who was murdered in 1969 while a first-year law student at the University of Michigan. Though officially unsolved, Jane’s murder was apparently the third in a series of seven brutal rape-murders in the area between 1967 and 1969. Nelson was born a few years after Jane’s death, and the narrative is suffused with the long shadow her murder cast over both the family and her psyche. Exploring the nature of this haunting incident via a collage of poetry, prose, dream-accounts, and documentary sources, including local and national newspapers, related “true crime” books such as The Michigan Murders and Killer Among Us, and fragments from Jane’s own diaries written when she was 13 and 21, its eight sections cover Jane’s childhood and early adulthood, her murder and its investigation, the direct and diffuse effect of her death on Nelson’s girlhood and sisterhood, and a trip to Michigan Nelson took with her mother (Jane’s sister) to retrace the path of Jane’s final hours. Each piece in Jane has its own form, and the movement from each piece to the next--along with the white space that surrounds each fragment--serve as important fissures, disrupting the tabloid, “page-turner” quality of the story, and eventually returning the reader to deeper questions about girlhood, empathy, identification, and the essentially unknowable aspects of another’s life and death. Equal parts a meditation on violence (serial, sexual violence in particular), and a conversation between the living and the dead, Jane’s powerful and disturbing subject matter, combined with its innovations in genre, shows its readers what poetry is capable of--what kind of stories it can tell, and how it can tell them.




Maggie


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YA. Written in the diary format of a young girl suffering from low self esteem. 11 yrs+




Amalia: Diary One


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Amalia may be in love—but how do you know if someone loves you back? Amalia Vargas knows she should feel lucky. She is the band manager for Vanish and her boyfriend is the guitarist, James, a sixteen-year-old high school junior. James is so into her that he can’t stand for her to be with anyone else. That should be a good thing, but what seemed kind of sweet at first is suddenly getting annoying . . . and even kind of scary. James’s jealousy doesn’t just mean Amalia can’t see other guys. He doesn’t want her giving her attention to anyone—not her friends, her family, or even a toddler she’s visiting at a shelter. When you’re thirteen, love can be tricky. But is this the kind of love that Amalia wants—and is it even love at all? This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Ann M. Martin, including rare images from the author’s collection. Amalia: Diary One is the 4th book in the California Diaries, which also includes Maggie: Diary One and Ducky: Diary One.




Sunny


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Sunny is upset by the problems in her life--her mother's illness and her father's lack of attention to her--and decides to escape by running away.




Ducky


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YA. Written in diary format. The thoughts of a confused teenager. 11 yrs+




Can Adults Become Human? (Dear Dumb Diary #5)


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Read the hilarious, candid (and sometimes not-so-nice), diaries of Jamie Kelly, who promises that everything in her diary is true...or at least as true as it needs to be.Dear Dumb Diary,My social studies teacher, Mr. VanDoy, never smiles. I know that's hard to believe, because everybody smiles about something, right?Isabella smiles when her brothers get in trouble. Angeline smiles when she thinks about how much prettier she is than, like, a waterfall or a unicorn. I smile when I think about a unicorn kicking Angeline over a waterfall. But Mr. VanDoy doesn't smile at all. I wonder if when you become an adult, you can lose your sense of humor the way you lose your teeth or hair or fashion sense.