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College Life 101:Cameron
College Life 101:Zara
College Life 101:Kim
College Life 101:Bridget
College Life 101:Allison
College Life 101:The Reunion
Getting Attached
Getting Hitched
Getting It Together
Gossip
Halloween Party
Help Me
Lily Dale: Awakening
Lily Dale: Believing
Lily Dale: Connecting
Lily Dale: Discovering
Mitzi Malloy
Party of Five (A Family Album)
Summer Lightning
Turning 17: More Then This
Turning 17: This Boy Is Mine
Voodoo Moon
Witch Hunt


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$16.99
Published: Walker Books, October 2009


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Lily Dale: Discovering

Having grown up near Lily Dale, N.Y., the country's oldest community of spiritualists, New York Times bestselling author Wendy Corsi Staub always knew the place would make the perfect setting for a tween paranormal.

Now in Lily Dale #4: Discovering, young Calla finally knows the "who" behind her mother's death but she still doesn't understand the "why." Could it involve the half sibling her mother kept secret for decades? Unwilling to share her recent discovery with anyone, including her father who just moved to town, Calla must call on the spirit world once again for help in finding her missing sibling and the final clues behind her mother's death. Will Calla's journey bring the closure she seeks?

Reviews:

As always, Staub did a wonderful job with this installment. Her writing is flawless and flows perfectly. Calla isn't a hormone-raged teenage girl and being able to read from the first person POV helps the reader understand why Calla feels they way she does about certain things - which make it clear to the reader what's going on without ruining anything by spoiling the next surprise.” —Addled Her Brain via Livejourna


$6.99
Published: Walker Books, September 2009


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Lily Dale: Connecting

Will a shocking secret change Calla's life forever?

Although Lily Dale is a world apart from her old life in sunny Florida, Calla has finally accepted her ability to communicate with the Other Side. But the person Calla is most desperate to connect with is the one spirit whose energy she can't seem to feel anywhere: her mother. It seems like a lifetime has passed since her mother's death, and she's still no closer to finding out the truth. But as she and Jacy grow closer, his visions show Calla in serious danger. Together they must try to make sense of the signs they've been receiving from the Spirit world-and quickly. As long as her mother's killer is still on the loose, Calla will never be safe.

Making her way back to Lily Dale with even more twists and turns, bestselling author Wendy Corsi Staub will have readers on edge in the third book of her thrilling paranormal series.

Reviews:

“This installment in the series continues the story of high school senior Calla Delaney. Her mother’s death was thought to be an accident, but Calla’s visions tell her otherwise, and she is determined to discover her mother’s killer. Living in Lily Dale (a real spiritualist community in upstate New York) with her grandmother, the teen is beginning to feel more comfortable with her own gift for seeing spirits, but she misses her father (on sabbatical in California) and her old, “normal” life in Florida. Romance, friendship, and psychic powers mix as Calla tries to choose between two boys in her new town–one who is the most popular and one who tries to keep her safe. Both, of course, are extraordinarily handsome. While those who have read Awakening (2007) and Believing (2008, both Walker) will have a better immediate understanding of Calla’s situation and surroundings, Connecting stands fairly well on its own. The characters are interesting, the search for Calla’s mother’s murderer is gripping, and the dollop of romance adds just the right spark. The book never pre tends to be great literature, but it certainly fits the bill for some tingly escape reading. For those who are hooked, the ending promises that there will be more.” — School Library Journal

In this third title in the Lily Dale series, teen Calla is still living with her grandmother in Lily Dale, New York, “a legendary open portal between the living and the dead.” After a series of disturbing visions suggests that her mother’s death, years ago, was a murder, Calla investigates, aided by both real-world sources (the Internet) and spirit guides. Teens fascinated by the supernatural will enjoy the20vivid descriptions of psychic communication and the terminology (psychometry) in episodes framed by the larger mystery of a parent’s secret life. A cliff-hanger ending suggests the direction of the next series installment. — Booklist

“Connections are made, while others are weakened, as Calla Delaney tries to balance her old life with the one she currently has. Fans of Wendy Corsi Staub’s suspenseful series are in for plenty of surprises here --- and there are more stories to discover in LILY DALE: DISCOVERING, which will be in stores in 2009.” — teenreads.com


$7.99
Published: Walker Books for Young Readers, June 2009


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Lily Dale: Believing

Bestselling Author Wendy Corsi Staub takes readers back to Lily Dale for more mystery, suspense, and romance in the thrilling sequel to Lily Dale: Awakening.

After her tumultuous summer in Lily Dale, Calla has decided to stay, knowing there is still much more to learn about her mother's untimely death. As school begins at Lily Dale High, Calla finallys tarts to feel at home in her new town. Despite her excitement over the affections of Blue Slayton and her growing feelings for Jacy Bly, Calla can't ignore the urgency of her latest visions. Someone is desperately trying to contact her again-this time because the killer, whose victim she helped locate, has kidnapped another girl and may be after Calla next. Unless she learns to trust the warnings she's receiving from the spirit world, Calla could be in serious danger.

Reviews:

“Staub builds on the background she set up in Awakening. Calla is growing. She's learning to listen to herself and her environment. She's got a long way to go, but the growth gained last time is a good foundation for what is to come. There's still a lot that we don't know. Many of the threads left over from the last book have been fleshed out and added to, but they are not resolved. The series is getting better and stronger. Calla and her friends are very much teens of today. These are the teens that you don't read about in the newspaper -- the ones that are just going about living their lives and trying to find a place for themselves, and a way to be true to who they feel they are.” –SFRevu

“Although not much time has passed within Calla’s life, there is more suspense in Lily Dale: Believing than ever before. While the book features the unfortunate but very real topic of teen abduction, it also presents a story of the strength of family connections, even from the other side.” –teenreads.com


$7.99
Published: Walker Books for Young Readers, June 2009


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Lily Dale: Awakening

She may be able to see the future, but she needs to know what happened to her past.

Calla thought that her boyfriend breaking up with her in a text message was the worst thing that could ever happen to her. But just two weeks later, her mother died in a freak accident, and life as she knew it was completely over. With her father heading to California for a new job, they decide that Calla should spend a few weeks with the grandmother she barely knows while he gets them set up on the west coast.

To Calla’s shock, her mother’s hometown of Lily Dale is almost entirely populated by spiritualists who can communicate with the dead—and her grandmother is one of them. Suddenly, the fact that her mother never talked about her past takes on more mysterious overtones. The longer she stays in town, the stranger things become, as Calla starts to experience unusual and unsettling events that lead her to wonder whether she has inherited her grandmother’s unique gift. Is it this gift that is making her suspect that her mother’s death was more than an accident, or is it just an overactive imagination? Staying in Lily Dale is the only way to uncover the truth. But will Calla be able to deal with what she learns about her mother's past and her own future?

Reviews:

"The Lily Dale series is an unsettling, yet captivating story. The paranormal mood of this first novel creates an enticing plot that will have readers yearning for the next addition to the series. And I was fascinated when I learned that this tale is not so far fetched; there is, in fact, a town called Lily Dale filled with mediums that say they can actually make contact with spirits. The thin line between reality and fantasy makes this book even more interesting.

I would recommend it to anyone who is a fan of mystery novels because it is eerily intriguing, and it keeps you guessing until the final page when secrets are revealed that will really excite readers for the next installation in this paranormal series." -- Courtney Bowers for THE BOOKSHELF, Blount Today


"Wendy Corsi Staub's Lily Dale: Awakening is a book that promises a big mystery involving the very real psychic abilities of the people who live in Lily Dale, NY...If there's one thing life in Lily Dale makes clear, it's that nothing is ever what it seems! I liked Calla a lot and really enjoyed her vibrant and funny grandmother... Staub was very smart setting a mystery in Lily Dale and from the cliffhanger ending it is clear that she is going to mine the village's history for all it is worth. Good for her!" -- Eclectica Magazine

"Staub returns to the scene of her bestselling adult thriller In the Blink of an Eye for the slick opener of the Lily Dale series....When the ending wraps up one mystery only to intensify another, readers will be impatient for the next installment." --Publishers Weekly

"Characters are sharply drawn, and kids who like stories with psychic underpinnings will certainly appreciate the otherworldly goings-on and Calla's reactions to them." --Booklist


$4.50
Published: Berkley JAM Books, May, 2004


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College Life 101/Cameron: The Sorority

In high school, Cameron, Zara, Kim, Bridget, and Allison were the best of friends. But in the next four years their lives will change drastically. This outstanding new series captures the mystique of college life: the parties, the problems, the fears and the freedom. Meet five young women who are living the experience, all across the country. Cameron is at South Florida State and she has one all-important, lifelong goal to accomplish--pledging.

COLLEGE LIFE 101 Cameron, Zara, Allison, Kim, and Bridget. It seemed like they'd been friends forever, and they'd stay friends forever. But now college has scattered them all over the country, from South Florida to Seattle. New friends. New boys. New possibilities. New lives. Can their friendship really survive...?


$6.99
Published: Berkley, November, 2004


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College Life 101/Zara: The Roommate

Zara Benjamin can't believe she got an F on her bio quiz! How would she ever make it as a doctor? The pre-med program at Dannon, a prestigious New England women's college, had always been her parents' dream for her, but it's turning into Zara's nightmare! What's worse is having to deal with her incredibly obnoxious roommate, Clarice, and the stress of waiting for Jared to call!

COLLEGE LIFE 101 Cameron, Zara, Allison, Kim, and Bridget. It seemed like they'd been friends forever, and they'd stay friends forever. But now college has scattered them all over the country, from South Florida to Seattle. New friends. New boys. New possibilities. New lives. Can their friendship really survive...?


$6.99
Published: Berkley,
April, 2005


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College Life 101/Kim: The Party

Wild Nights... Kim didn't exactly choose Summervale for its academic reputation. The best thing about this huge Midwestern university is that it's a total party school. And Kim's taking full advantage: she hasn't been home one night since she got here! The partying is great - though being hungover and broke most of the time isn't so wonderful. Still, isn't that what going to college is all about? Sure, it's a little out of control sometimes, but she can't seem to stop. And she also can't stop thinking about Joe. At first, he seemed way too studious and straight-arrow to be her type - but she can't get him out of her mind. The only problem is, she may be getting too wild for Joe to handle...

COLLEGE LIFE 101 Cameron, Zara, Allison, Kim, and Bridget. It seemed like they'd been friends forever, and they'd stay friends forever. But now college has scattered them all over the country, from South Florida to Seattle. New friends. New boys. New possibilities. New lives. Can their friendship really survive...?


256 Pages
Published: Zebra March 1995;
Reissue: October 2000


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Witch Hunt

Abbey Hanover's parents have just inherited a run-down old house in Seacliffe, Massachusetts. Being forced to spend the summer there is bad enough, but the place gives Abbey the creeps. Especially when she learns that Felicity Crane, a teenaged girl who lived there 300 years before, was falsely accused of being a witch...and hanged.

Then Abbey meets Zachariah, a guy who wears weird-looking clothes and talks strangely. So does Elspeth, who breaks into Abbey's house one night and threatens her with a knife. Soon Abbey makes a shocking discovery: Zachariah and Elspeth are really time travelers from the long-ago past!

Now, as Abbey suddenly find herself hurtling back through time, she meets the real Felicity Crane. Can Abbey save Felicity from the hangman's noose...or will she be the one who's branded as a witch--and sentenced to die?

Reviews: "This time-travel suspense novel has an extra twist. Not only does the narrator, Abbey Harmon, find herself traveling back to the days of the Salem witch trials, but also she leaves her own reality in 1963, giving teen readers a good look at what life was like when their parents were in high school. Staub provides a good mix of history, humor, and romance as well as a high level of suspense without gratuitous violence as Abbey searches for a way to alter history and save Felicity Crane and an unidentified stranger (who turns out to be Abbey herself) from being hung as witches. Abbey is intelligent, witty, and believable, without being too good to be true. The 1960s family dynamic is right on target, and the author handles the vagaries of time travel in a convincing and consistent manner. A refreshing step-up from much that's available for young adults who read horror fiction." Jeanne Triner, Booklist


$3.99
224 Pages
Published: 9/2000


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Halloween Party

One of today's most talented and promising writers on the young adult scene now crafts a terrifying tale about a young woman who has everything: good grades, good friends, and a boyfriend who is a major hunk. But someone wants to take it all away--a stalker who has something very special in mind for her birthday/Halloween party.

A BIRTHDAY TO DIE FOR Sam Genetti has everything she wants. Good grades, good friends, and a boyfriend who's a major hunk--football star Wyatt Moran.

But someone wants to take it all away. Someone who's watching her every move. Making crank phone calls. Sending threatening notes. Breaking into her house.

Now, Halloween's nearly here--and Sam's friends are planning a party for her seventeenth birthday. But not even Sam knows how special it's going to be. Because her unknown stalker plans on coming with his own very special gift...wrapped in blood.

Sam's blood.

Don't close your eyes and make a wish, Sam, because the minute you do, you'll be dead!


$4.95
208 Pages
Published: 8/2000


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Turning Seventeen: More Then This

"I'm not the kind of girl who cheats on her boyfriend.

And I love Alex. Really. But Scott is totally amazing. Now I'm not sure what kind of girl I am." -- Jessica

Kerri, Jessica, Maya, and Erin.

They're ready for life.

They're ready for love.

They're turning Seventeen. . .


$4.95
197 Pages
Published: 1/2001


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Turning Seventeen: This Boy is Mine

"Why is she jealous? She said he was just a friend. I mean, I didn't do anything wrong. Not yet."

--Jessica

Kerri, Jessica, Maya, and Erin. They're ready for life. They're ready for love.

They're turning seventeen....


$3.99
Published:Zebra Books, September, 2000


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Prince Harry

Written under the pseudonym Wendy Brody


$4.50
Published: Berkley, December, 1997


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College Life 101/Bridget: The Fling

CAN LONG-DISTANCE LOVE LAST? Bridget and Grant have been friends since childhood and a devoted couple since high school. But now, their plans to attend college together in Seattle have been postponed because of Grant's father's death. It's only temporary. She'll spend just one semester alone, and then they can be reunited. But even a day apart feels like an eternity...until Bridget starts babysitting for a very attractive single father. It's hard enough resisting temptation but it gets worse when she grows suspicious about Grant and one of her very best friends! Now, as tensions mount, she wonders...can she trust Grant? Can she trust Allison? Can she trust herself?

COLLEGE LIFE 101 Cameron, Zara, Allison, Kim, and Bridget. It seemed like they'd been friends forever, and they'd stay friends forever. But now college has scattered them all over the country, from South Florida to Seattle. New friends. New boys. New possibilities. New lives. Can their friendship really survive...?


$4.50
Published: Berkley, January, 1998


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College Life 101/Allison: The Townie

Cameron, Zara, Allison, Kim, and Bridget. Readers have become a part of this circle of friends with the previous Campus Life 101 books. And now, book five takes readers to Upstate New York, where poor Allison has to live at home, work as a waitress-and commute to school. All she wants to do is leave the nest...but how can she fly when half the time her parents won't even let her drive?

COLLEGE LIFE 101 Cameron, Zara, Allison, Kim, and Bridget. It seemed like they'd been friends forever, and they'd stay friends forever. But now college has scattered them all over the country, from South Florida to Seattle. New friends. New boys. New possibilities. New lives. Can their friendship really survive...?


$4.50
Published: Berkley, February, 1998


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College Life 101/The Reunion

Cameron, Zara, Allison, Kim and Bridget. It seemed like they'd be friends forever. Until college happened. Now, they're all going their separate ways and leading new lives. But what about the group? Will they still be friends?

COLLEGE LIFE 101 Cameron, Zara, Allison, Kim, and Bridget. It seemed like they'd been friends forever, and they'd stay friends forever. But now college has scattered them all over the country, from South Florida to Seattle. New friends. New boys. New possibilities. New lives. Can their friendship really survive...?


$3.50
Published: Archway Paperback, May, 1995


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Real Life: Help Me

A young girl begins to question her sanity when she experiences severe depressions that threaten to overtake her life, and she decides to seek help when her mother, who had valued self-sufficiency, commits suicide.

MY LIFE WAS LIKE A ROLLER COASTER... One day I was frantically planning out every detail of some great project, and the next I couldn't even get out of bed. But I knew I had to handle my moods myself. In my family we solved our own problems.

I was in trouble in school, too. My mom said it was just "teenage mischief." But she didn't know I was failing my classes. And she didn't know about the horrible darkness that swallowed me up sometimes. I couldn't tell her, either--my mom wouldn't want a daughter who was crazy.

But then something terrible happened, and I realized I had to get help. Now. Before it was too late.


Out of Print
Published: Harperpaperbacks, May, 1993

Received 1993 "Rita" award for Best Young Adult Novel


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Summer Lightning

Melissa Loring knew she was a lucky girl. She had everything she'd ever dared ask for, including the love of Tripp, a handsome, devoted boyfriend. But on her 17th birthday, a ghost reveals himself as her invisible protector, and now Melissa must decide whether to accept the love of a specter--or hold on to Tripp.


Out of Print
Published: Silhouette Books, July, 1994


You can order Getting It Together at these online retailers:

The Loop/CJ: Getting It Together

Disillusioned by her failed diet, cramped apartment, uneventful career, and complete lack of romance, twenty-one-year-old C. J. Clarke feels that nothing is going as she expected, until things suddenly take a turn for the better.

Out of Print
Published: Silhouette Books, November, 1994


You can order Getting Attached at these online retailers:

The Loop/CJ: Getting Attached

Now that she's fallen for David, he's suddenly acting noncommittal. How can C.J. Clarke convince him that they're ready for the next logical step: an engagement ring?!

 


Out of Print
Published: 6/1995


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The Loop/CJ: Getting Hitched

Caught up in the chaos of wedding preparations, C. J. Clarke finds herself nearly panicking over what she is getting herself into and fearing that if her fiance, David, discovers her secret, he will call the whole thing off.


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$5.99
192 Pages
Published: 8/2000


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Charmed: Voodoo Moon

If her soul is bound by an evil spell, Call back her spirit with a ringing bell, Salt in her left hand, gold in her right Will cast out the dark and restore her soul's light.

The Halliwells are on vacation. It's time to party in New Orleans.

But on Prue, Piper, and Phoebe's first night in the Big Easy, Phoebe has a dream filled with images of strange, violent rituals under a full moon.

Soon after, a new friend of Prue's disappears-on the night of the full moon! When the Charmed Ones try to find her, they are drawn into a dark world of voodoo sorcery...a powerful magic like nothing the sisters have ever seen.


$6.50
224 Pages
Published: 5/2000


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Gossip

Ever hear a killer rumor?

It seemed like a fun thing for Cathy, Derrick, and Travis to do: Start a rumor and follow it. Like that grade-school game "telephone." Maybe someone's feelings would get hurt.

No big deal.

No one was supposed to end up in jail. No one was supposed to die.

But in the real world, sometimes there's a fine line between the sting of truth and the damage of...gossip.


$10.00
Published: 3/1998


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Party of Five: A Family Album

In the hit FOX series "Party of Five", five determined siblings--Charlie, Bailey, Julia, Claudia, and Owen--struggle to stay together as a family after the death of their parents. Now, this 'family album" fans revisit favorite episodes in an entirely new way, revealing the unseen letters, diary entries, and keepsakes which chronicle the lives of these much-loved characters.


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Out of Print
Published: 5/1995

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Mitzi Malloy and the Anything-But-Heavenly Summer

Yesterday, Maddie, Nathan, Thea, and Bryan were best friends at Silver Falls High. Today they're Guardian Angels, earning their wings by looking out for other kids--like Mitzi Malloy. Mitzi is devastated by the fact that her parents are separating, so she decides to run away. Can angel-in-training Maddie get Mitzi back on track?


Out of Print
Published: 7/1995

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Brittany Butterfield and the Back-To-School Blues

Brittany Butterfield figures that her life can't get any worse--she starting at a new school, and her two best friends now have boyfriends. Then she makes a new friend. Can Nathan help her find the confidence to enter a writing contest? From the author of Mitzi Malloy and the Anything-But-Heavenly Summer.


 
 

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