This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: When seventeen year old Dara is accepted into an elite boarding school, her first weeks are ruined by a frustrating illness. Throwing up in front of your crush? More than once? Emphatically not fun. As Dara gets to know her school and the school's creepy doctor, she begins to realize that she wasn't recruited for her grades, and her illness isn't innocent.John is only pretending to be a student, and he knows exactly why Dara is sick, but he can't risk telling her. When someone is playing with time, altering anything can be disastrous, and John has a very specific mission. But when Dara's life is at risk, he'll risk telling her the truth.Because even with all the facts, Dara and John may not be able to escape the aftermath of the school's dangerous experiment. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: When fifteen year old Dara is accepted into an elite boarding school, her first weeks are ruined by a strange illness? Throwing up in front of your crush? More than once? Emphatically not fun. As Dara gets to know her school and the school?s creepy doctor, she begins to realize that she wasn?t recruited for her grades, and her illness isn?t innocent.
John is only pretending to be a student, and he knows exactly why Dara is sick, but he can?t risk telling her. When someone is playing with time, altering anything can be disastrous, and John has a very specific mission. But when Dara?s life is at risk, they both must learn to navigate the intricacies of time?before they destroy the school or lose each other for good.
I meant to focus on the admissions counselor, but the paperweight on her desk was making me hungry. It totally looked like rock candy ? the kind I grew in a cup when I was in fifth grade. Of course, I let it go too long and had to break the cup to get it out, but her paperweight (probably some kind of crystal) looked like the perfect ones you buy in the store. She had several interesting paperweights. They were way more interesting than her talk about campus safety.
I love interesting shapes. They get under my skin, in my mouth even. Sometimes when I see a tasty shape, the empty space of a lamp shade, for instance, I roll it around in my mouth, imagining the way the curves would feel on my tongue. Sometimes shapes just push their way between my toes, like the dreadful minivan on the way here. It's a little distracting.
The counselor pushed a thick booklet at me. "Please sign the back of the handbook, now that we've gone over the rules.? I scribbled my name on the back. Who reads those anyway?
My sister Carly signed in the Parent/Guardian space, even though she's neither. She checked her watch again as she handed it back.
"Alrighty," the counselor said, "Why don't you go get settled in your room? Come back at three to see your guidance counselor."
I allowed myself a moment to pick up one of her paperweights, while Carly grabbed her purse and coat. This one was a glass pyramid, full of tiny metal balls. Ball bearings, maybe. They swirled in slow motion as I turned it over, like astronauts drifting in the vacuum of space.
Carly and I headed out to her car to get all my stuff, shivering in the icy wind. Connecticut was really cold in January. Cold didn't even cover it. I needed a new word, like gouge-out-my-eyeballs-with-an-icicle cold. It didn't help that my new school was on the side of a mountain. Only 2,000 feet above sea level, the brochure said, but that was plenty high enough for me.
"Just wait 'till it snows," Carly told me. "You'll need a new coat for sure."
Snow would definitely improve the campus. Muddy paths crisscrossed the grass where students took shortcuts to class. Squat evergreens with unlit Christmas lights were scattered across the central courtyard. The school buildings were red brick, one and two stories. The shapes all slid down my throat like jello squares, unremarkable, unoffensive. Nothing spectacular, but pleasant enough in an academic kind of way. Or it would have been pleasant if I didn?t feel so sick....
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Über den Autor:
Corrie Garrett is the author of several young adult novels including The Aspen Experiments, and the scifi thriller series, Alien Insight. She lives and works in southern California with her husband and three kids.
Corrie got started writing after a particularly bad phase of oil painting, when she suddenly realized that her art stunk, and her writing didn't. She hasn't touched a tube of oil paint since.
If you'd like to read more of her novels (for free) or talk to her about what you read, head over to www.wattpad.com/user/corriegarrett. Corrie can also be reached at her author page on Goodreads or Facebook.
Buchbeschreibung CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2010. Paperback. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1453670343