Return to the mound with taylor Dresden in the exciting sequel to thrown a Curve
Baseball & boys!
Singled out Sara Griffiths
There was a time when all was right in Taylor Dresden’s world—that is, as long as she was on the baseball diamond, pitching with all her heart.
But now, as she heads toward her senior year, the magic is gone. There’s no competition in her New Jersey high school, and summer league is not much better. With the scouts losing interest on account of her poor grades, and with the challenge of the game gone, Taylor has made a difficult decision: She won’t be playing her senior year.
Everything changes when a local, elite, all-boys prep school recruits Taylor for its own baseball team. One of the first three girls ever to attend, Taylor begins to see that she genuinely does have the opportunity to create some real change in her life, her way—and just maybe for the better.
But the Hazelton School is a rich boy’s world, its student body run by the Statesmen—an organization determined to force Taylor and the other girls out of their school. Their leader, Sam Barrett, may well be more than he seems, but in a school where not only the sports, but the classes too, are harder than ever, Taylor may never have a chance to find out.
Taylor knows she’s a great pitcher, but can she be a great student? Can she succeed in the face of devious boys who will stop at nothing to get rid of her? Will she rise above them or sink to their level—or will she be gone before she can do either?
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Fantasy government by the people and for the people
the Naperville White House
How One Man’s Fantasy Changed Government’s Reality
Imagine a United States where software companies have developed and successfully marketed “fantasy government” games, in which players take on the roles of cabinet members and congressmen—passing laws, handling crises, and solving problems with ideas that are neither Democratic nor Republican, but truly independent.
In Naperville, Illinois, Jay Weise, an insurance adjustor by day, serves as President of the United States. Using his inheritance to transform his home office into the Oval Office and his basement into a White House-like Situation Room, he’s put together the greatest fantasy government the users of the Nationizer software have ever known.
When Chief of Counterintelligence John Sykes, a man the President has never met, warns of a government mole and a kidnapping threat, Weise assumes Sykes is simply taking the “game” too far.
Until it happens, at the exact same time as terrorists strike at the very heart of the nation’s capital, pulling off the kidnappings of the century . . .
. . . and the Naperville White House becomes the nation’s only real hope of saving the hostages.
As reported by Jerome Bartels, crusading vagabond journalist, former White House press secretary, and part-time Radio Shack employee, The Naperville White House is a thrilling, imaginative, and clever piece of fiction just a few years removed from reality. Convincing, funny, and remarkably compelling, Mark Pedriani’s novel is a true original.
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