Hello. This community has helped me many times in the past to find a book - here's another
I think it was called The Troublemaker. It would have been printed in the 70's probably. It was a teen romance. the new boy - Jesse, who used to be a rockstar, a one-hit wonder, but he spent all his money and his fame ended. He moved to a little town, where no one knew him. There was a girl, some chapters were written from her point of view. He made a couple of other friends too, one of them recognized him. The other important detail is that he liked birds. He was always talking about The Birdman of Alcatraz. HE also liked Walt Whitman. There was a quote from him on the cover. The cover was white, with a teen boy rock musician on the left side in black, and the Whitman poem down the bottom right corner.
I can't remember the author, but I loved this book as a teenager.
I remember this book had pills on the cover. The plot goes like this: OCD woman is working at a baby store near the coast (California?), helps a pregnant teen who then goes into labor near the store and is driven to the hospital by a man whose wife has recently died. The wife's name was Stella and her spirit reincarnated into the baby. Somehow the new mom and baby end up living with the OCD woman and the OCD woman ends up dating the man. The new mom takes off to New York (I think) to hang with friends, leaving the baby behind but not telling the woman. The baby gets ill, and the mom comes back to take care of her. I think someone's name is Jamie, but I'm not sure. The OCD woman counts things, is particular about shoes in the bedroom, and was in pageants as a young girl. Any ideas?
hello i have been looking for this book for the last 10 years. I can only remember vague bits of the book.
It is set in Falmouth, Cornwall in the 1800s?, the main character is a girl who is the daughter of a boatbuilder. All i can remember is her climbing lots of steps to take lunch to her father.
I now live in Falmouth and would like to reread the book to see if the descriptions match Falmouth today. (I have asked at the local book shop but they have no idea apart from daphne du maurier or winston graham as possible authors)
I read this book in sixth grade and I cannot remember what it is called. I think that it starts with a boy walking through a desert and then somehow goes to a different dimension/world. When he is there he gets captured by the people that live there but then he learns the language and he lives with them. I think when I read this, the book had an orange cover and I think that the title started with a T but I'm not sure.
I think he's an orphan, he's in a young offenders institute for a while at one point, they're all criminals and sometimes he hides in the woods in a folly and they set up this fake ghost to scare people off... Any ideas?
Looking for a children's/YA book that I read around 1988 (tho I'm pretty sure it was published in the 1970s) about a girl around 12 or 13 who keeps a diary and has an older sister (who gets married?), and possibly a single mother or parents getting divorced, and lives in New York City. There was a sequel, and both books were written as her diary entries, and the second one ended with her deciding she had grown out of keeping a diary and would start working on a novel instead. Not Harriet the Spy, not anything by Paula Danziger or Judy Blume. I know this is vague, but I would love any leads. :)
I remember reading a series somewhere in my younger years from 1990-1992, involving a cast of high school kids infected by something. I can't remember if it was actually a zombie book, but it is definitely on those lines.
I remember the first page of the 1st book in the series starts off with a shotgun blast at a high school party. One character is hunting the other because of the infection. I also remember a school being closed down and having to move students to a different high school, but I can't remember why they moved. Also, I think in the 2nd book of the series, there is a homecoming parade with a float and maybe a boat of some kind. One of the characters places a large bet on the Lakers/Celtics game and his friend consoles him when the Celtics lose the game, however the betting character reveals he actually bet against his own team and put the money on the Lakers.
This is all I remember and I hope it's enough for someone to remember the title and author. I actually have a really good memory, but for some reason I can't remember this book very well. Thanks all!!
Hello! I read this book a couple years ago and can't recall the author or bookjacket or...much of anything. It was about a teen girl and I believe it was set on the east coast. At some point in the story she starts experiencing blackouts and later finds out that she's been setting fires during said blackouts. Ring any bells for any one? Thanks!
Trying to remember a large-ish picture book I had when I was younger that alternated between fairy tales and puzzles (not jigsaw puzzles, which is all google seems to have). One puzzle was a route-finder where you had to alternate between red and white planks, and one story was near the end, about a will'o'wisp which terrified me and I could never finish it.
This one's been racking my brain for years. It was a picture book that I read in the late 90s/early 00s. A family/group of people turn up to a large mansion with sprawling grounds. The first page, possibly the front cover, is of them in front of the entrance of the estate together in a row. I can't remember there being any text, only pictures.
They each go their separate ways and explore the estate individually, which each of them meeting their demise one at a time. One scene I can remember showed a man rowing a boat on the estate's lake. A subsequent page showed the boat empty or smashed to pieces with a large tentacle nearby on the surface of the water.
The last page showed the lone survivor, a young boy, walking out of the estate alone.
This is really vague but I've had a lot of luck here before so...
I read a book between 4th and 7th grade (2001-2006 ish). It may have actually been a short story/excerpt from a school literature book. The main character (who I believe was female) gets trapped upstairs in a fire and has to jumped out a window. She never realized until then the truth of something her (I think dead) mother told her. Her mother was a circus performer, some sort of trapeze artist or gymnast, and had told the main character that when your in the air there was plenty of time to move your body and make it go where it needs to, or something to that effect. I believe the main character's father was also a performer or altogether unknown. There is a chance this may be nonfiction actually, but I'm not sure.
My local library had this book in the early 1990s. A few pages were illustrated with black and white sketches.
I only remember bits and pieces of two of the short stories in the collection. One was about a magic trapeze and a young man and woman who fell in love. One was a circus performer on the trapeze, and the other was forbidden from being with them--the story ended with one or both of them swinging through the trapeze and disappearing.
The other story I remember was about polar opposite otherworldly twin girls. Their "mother" had a dream about something (maybe an apple?) before they were conceived/born. One girl was fair, sunny, happy, easy-going, and full of laughter--the other twin was dark, gloomy, and never smiled. They had to part at the end of the story, and the fair twin cried for the first time while the dark twin smiled for the first time.
Can someone help me remember what this collection of short stories was? Or the author? Or even the missing details of the two stories referenced above? I tried going back to the small, small library a few years ago to see if they still had the book, only to learn they got rid of many of their books to make room for new ones.
I read this book years ago, when I was a kid in the 90s. I remember next to nothing about it, the main story or the title or the author are all a total blank. All I remember is a chapter where a group of girls were having a party, one was named Gemma and they talked about making an orange cake and macaroni and cheese among other things. I want to assume it was a Nancy Drew, but I never read many of those growing up so it can't be. Does this ring a bell to anyone else? Thanks!
This may be one of the vaguest posts ever but I'm hoping it may ring a bell with someone! There were 2 science fiction books I read probably in the early 80s (in the UK). The first was about the discovery of a "portal" through to a different dimension and as I remember it, it was in someone's basement. To be able to deal psychologically with the different dimension one had to have special training. The follow-up book (or possibly it was just a later chapter?) concerned the second generation (possibly children of the first discoverer?) who were much better able to move into the other dimension because they had grown up with it. And I'm sorry, but that's all I can remember, but I would love to identify it/them.
It's a book I read around 2000-2004 and it's about a girl who falls in love with this boy. I can't remember the whole plot but I remember how the boy loves her so much. The boy would promise to be there to protect her. In the end the girl was about to get attacked in the alleyway and he rescued her. After that he disappeared. This book is very special to me and I hope you guys can help me find it!!
Ok so I read this book in middle school I think in 2007 but I can't remember the title for anything. The cover is like a brick wall with a stoop on the front and im pretty sure there is ivy growing up the wall with fog on the bottom. The story is that a boy moves into a new house with his dad, im not sure if the dad lived there before or not, and sometimes when the boy returns to his home, theres a whole other family living there but they recognize him. The boy freaks out and runs but it keeps happening to him. Eventually the boy befriends a boy and girl that lives in house and in the end he figures out that they are his grandchildren that live in his house and that he somehow has been traveling to the future when he walks into his home. Also at the end they are redoing a fireplace in the boy's house in modern time so he leaves a drawing or a letter for his granddaugther between the bricks which his grandchildren do eventually find in the future. Sorry if this doesnt make much sense but its the best i can remember!
I'm thinking of a book I read back in 2003-2006ish about a woman's experiences in the holocaust. I've been reading all the lists on Goodreads, so it is not a well known book. Here is that I remember:
- It was probably published in the 1990s or earlier. The cover had a woman's face on it and the title is a sentence.
- It might be a memoir.
- There is a chance is might be YA because I think I got it from my high school library
- The book opens after the Holocaust (in either the 50's or 60's) and then goes back in her memory. I think it opens with her hearing a sound or something that reminds her of that time and that is how we get into the story.
- She is married and she and her husband refer to each other as darling or love or some term of endearment.
- This may be a two part book series
- It may involve sisters.
- There are scenes that take place in the ghettos.
For the life of me, I cannot remember the title or author. It was about a young lady who helped an old woman when somebody tried to rob the old lady of her bag. She let the old woman sleep in her house overnight, but she didn't know that the old lady has something in her possession (relic/artifact) that some bad guys want. The bad guys tracked the old lady to the young lady's house, and killed her whole family (very gruesome scene). I think this was a new book then, and it was the first book in a series. Thanks a lot.
I'm trying to make a list of books that really stuck with me that I read as a child, but I am having trouble finding them (I've been searching for 4 hours this morning).
The first is about these two siblings that discover these troll tunnels and get involved in the politics that are going on in the troll kingdoms. One of the kids ends up giving their eye to one of the trolls so he can be a viable leader. I'm quite certain "troll" is in the title. (Found! "The Beasties" by William Sleator)
The second is about a girl who was really close to her pet cat, and when it dies she is really upset, but she starts seeing the cat and in a few situations where she was in danger the ghost of the cat appears to have attacked the person trying to hurt her. At the very end she adopts a little blind kitten who seems very similar in behavior to her old cat.
The third is about a girl whose favorite uncle leaves her with these two boxes she isn't supposed to open, but she does, and they end up being a machine that controls the speed of time and a race of creatures that run the machine and worship it. (Found! The Boxes" by William Sleator)
I read this book about 7-10 years ago. It's framed around a young woman interviewing an older man. He claims he murdered someone, the pope maybe, even though he was giving a speech in front of thousands at the time of the murder. The real story starts out in ancient Egypt, with three students at a magic school, two boys and a girl. They find out they're immortal and extremely powerful alchemists and can only die by being killed by each other. They go through history, one of the men becoming Nicholas Flamel before he's eventually killed by the woman. At the end it turns out that the woman killed the pope from the beginning and took his appearance, and the man killed her to stop her. It's also revealed that the young woman is their daughter, and he sets the building on fire to awaken her immortality powers.
so here is what I remember about this book. First of all there are some people who are born with a genetic marker of some sort that says that they are meant to be vampires.if they are not turned by certain age they will die. In the time of castles and magic, a powerful lord marries a young girl, Elisabeta, who is one such person. She kills herself, though, shortly after marriage. The lord, struck with anger and grief, demands his chief priests save her. The best they can do is guarantee she will be reincarnated after a century or so, supposedly unchanged. All he can do is wait and watch. Come forward to modern times and Elisabeta has indeed been reincarnated. But though most people have just one soul, this woman had two fighting for dominance: Eliabetas and her own. A this time we find the lord who married Elisbeta is a vampire and he's spent the many years searching for the promised return of his mate only to be faced with the complication of two women inside one body. Which does he choose? Things start to roll when Elisabet's decides she's going to free herself one way or another uncaring if she has to harm her host.
I've only read this book once and can't remember the name. Please help me.
Set of Twins, boy and girl, around 12 years old. They never get sick, always heaps smart. Turns out they're aliens. Boy (or girl) falls off a skateboard, is taken to hospital. This is bad, because they have blue blood. They have an old lady next door who is friendly to them. Is a warrior princess looking out for the kids. Ends with them flying off the planet. They have to escape from the hospital. The boy loves video games.
So I'm pretty sure it's from the last decade, modern setting, a boy sleeps by a boulder in the woods, dreams of tiny fairies, but they're actually nasty little creatures that are changing him. There's a character that owns a bookstore that's either named Alastair or Crowley, or something reminiscent of one of those, who turns out to be a Merlin/Obi Wan type mentor. There ends up being a huge magical showdown in a clearing in the forest around the same large boulder. That's all I got. I've tried every sort of search engine and database I could think of, but nothing. I think the cover might have been yellowish. Any thoughts?
I read I book that my family owned back when I was around 10. We must have given it away because I can't find it for the life of me! The cover had wooden dolls on it and they were sitting in a lawn. The book was about a young boy who had to move (maybe to his grandmas?) and he was in a little town. His (gma?) had life sized wooden dolls in her front yard. The whole town hated the dolls and thought the woman was crazy. At through out the book the young boy starts to hear the dolls talk at night and they start to move places during the night. I cannot remember the ending and I would love to read again! Please help me find the name of this book! Thank you
Cover Description: So the version I read had this kind of portrait with a sister and a brother on it. The girl is older than the boy and taller than him (obviously). On the picture, I think on the girl or somewhere, there's a small splat of red (blood).
What I Remember (and read until it disappeared): So basically the girl originally was at an orphanage before she was adopted by (I think) her uncle, who is also her only relative. She arrives there in this carriage and stops at what I think might be a dirt road (something like that). Then, her uncle greets her smiling and he's really nice to her, unlike this other woman (I don't remember if she's her aunt or not) who's really mean to her. The woman looks at the girl and frowns all the time, saying that some girl (named Susan, I think) used to be so pretty with manners (as in the girl in the cover).
She finds out that the girl was dead and doesn't care at first. Then, she finds the girl's little brother, who freaks out when he sees her and starts to scream (or something), since NO ONE is supposed to see him. He looks closer and sees that she's not his sister and stops. She finds out that when the adults weren't looking, the girl turns nasty and is mean to the little boy. Sometime before this, she found a picture of them and when looking at it, she pricked her finger and a drop of blood fell (as in the cover pic). The woman FREAKED out, since that woman apparently treasured the dead girl.
One night, the girl (Susan I think) appears in front of the originally orphaned girl and tells her this: "I'm coming back. And you're going to help me." Or something like that and then smirks horribly. When she appeared she wasn't pretty anymore but instead a monster. It's like she was rotting away or something.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ....That's all I remember but I REALLY hope someone manages to figure out this book's title... PLEASE PLEASE TELL ME!!! If you can then "Arigato Gozaimasu!!!" ("Thank You Very Much" in Japanese)
I read this book a long time ago, and cannot for the life of me remember the title. The front cover was some dinky, kitschy illustration of an airplane flying through the clouds. The book itself was about a woman who was flying to meet her sister/friend (I can't remember which) who has some big news for her. She meets a guy on the plane and they get talking, and of course one thing leads to another and she finds herself falling for the guy. They vow to keep in touch, and part ways. However, when the heroine reaches the home of her sister/friend, she discovers that this "big news" is that she is engaged, and to none other than the man our protagonist met on the plane.
Any thoughts? I'd very much like to revisit the book again.
I'm trying to find a short story that I read over 30 years ago about a timid, introverted man who (somehow) acquires a lifelike robotic pet tiger (or lion, panther, etc.). He takes the tiger with him everywhere that he goes, and everyone is so impressed by it that his self-confidence gradually improves until he starts meeting people (and climbing the corporate ladder IIRC). Eventually he turns it off and puts it away (in a drawer?) and years go by until he comes across it again, now all worn out and moth-eaten. He takes it to the park, where it bounds around demonstrating that it's still the spry young tiger it used to be. It tries to leap over a pond, but doesn't have the strength and instead falls in and drowns. Thanks!
I am trying to find this book that I read in high school. It is about two friends who are neighbors. Throughout the book you see that the two have a very strange relationship and at the end you find out that one of this kids was killed in an accidental fire that the two started. Please help me find this book! I'd love to read it again.
Im looking for a book and I cant for the life of me remember what the name of it was or the entire plot. All I remember was it started with two brothers on a subway and they discover a bomb and one of the brothers uses his body to cover the bomb to save everyone else.
This book is semi-related to science fiction. It likely came out before 1995, possibly before 1990, and after, let's say, 1970 (that's just a guess... I likely read it in elementary school, and don't remember it seeming super dated).
I have only a vague memory of the plot, which involved a young man climbing over a fence, possibly into a nuclear power plant or something similar to that. From what I recall, he's either being chased or is breaking in. Either way, he comes into contact with something possibly nuclear or toxic while he's in there (I believe in the form of a lake, if memory serves), and afterwards can run at great speeds or generally has been altered by the experience. So, sort of classic tale of someone coming into contact with an unknown substance and becoming vaguely superhuman. I want to say it's by an author who had several books come out in the 1980s/90s. I feel like the title sounds like "Ender's Game" or "Logan's Run," but I could be mixing up books.
I can't remember the title or author of this book. The the inside of the cover shows a picture of a girl surrounded by stuffed animals and toys. Basically this girl goes swimming nude at some secret swimming hole and this guy (I think it was one of her teachers?) Surprises her and pulls her up out of the water against her will and rapes her. She gets pregnant and since he and his wife can't have kids I think they were going to adopt the kid. I don't remember much but I think it was her senior year in high school. The book was written either in the 90s or early 2000s some some female author who tends to write a lot of books about troubled teens and usually kind of disturbing stories about them.
This is very hard to describe because I've read this book in 2008 and forgot most of it.
What I remember: The cover design had swans, and I think it has "swan" in the title, but I'm not sure. I'm pretty sure it was set in London, or at least somewhere in the UK. The young girl comes from a family where there's no love. The girl's storyline is not the only one, but I can't remember any other. The girl moves in with some friends, falls in love with a flatmate. He treats her like a dog, as opposed to his real dog, which seems to be the only thing he cares for. There's this one scene where he brings chocolate(?) and feeds it to his dog from his hand, but throws it to the floor for the girl to eat.
Well, she manages to escape from this situation and ends up marrying a guy who really loves her, but she doesn't seem to have any emotions at all. She ends up drowning herself with their unborn child, if I remember correctly.
This all must sound really lame for someone who hasn't read the book, but I remember being deeply moved by it.
I remember they went through some strange mirror during the ghost walk and end up on a parallel plane which is inhabited by ghosts. I think there is maybe three girls and one boy, one girl being younger and I think some of them are siblings. When they find themselves in the ghost world, they befriend a horseman / highwayman, who helps to hide them from evil ghosts who are after them or something. The horseman also has a thing with a barman's daughter, called something like Mary or Betty. They were both killed due to their affair. I think one was shot and one was hanged. At some point the kids are in a sewer or the old part of the city which was buried beneath the new city due to the plague. And part of the city is walled off by an evil man (governor?) who traps everyone in there, whether or not they have the plague. There's flashes between different points in time.
There is also something about fairies I think? They steal children away and raise them in their world.
I listened to this on audio book, so I'm not sure if this was a sequel, or a part 2 within the book, but there was a second part called Halloween. It had a quote like "at halloween, the veil between the two worlds is the thinnest, and .... may slip through." The main characters are setting up the halloween event at their school, carving pumpkins etc. The little sister gets abducted by the main evil fairy/ghost? The horseman / highwayman turns up to help them get her back. There's something about a little boy and a flute. And the city (in the ghost world) catches fire and the bridge burns. The parents (in the living world) are out at a party or something and there's heaps of fog and the kids are worried that the evil lady is going to kill the parents.
I remember so many details about the book, but cannot remember the title or author for the life of me, and searches with any of the things I remember don't come up with anything.
I think it was a teen book perhaps? Not sure how old.
I can't really remember what the story is about, but I can remember it's about a girl who can see angels/creatures. Thing is she have been seeing this black creature stalking her from rooftops. The girl also mentioned that she have a bad vibe with this angel because it was dark and evil-looking. Hope you guys can find this book!!
I read it at least 8 years ago. I'm pretty sure it was an English/British author because I remember the word 'snogging'. I remember a girl going over to her new friend's house (there was 3 or 4 of them, and I think she just met them because she maybe just moved there?) and she and her friend's brother started liking each other. She also got a haircut? I'm pretty sure she wanted a change or something so she got a haircut. Oh and then the first time she made out (or 'snogged') with that guy, she said it went on for so long that her mouth was like sore or something (?). I also think they went to a store to try on bras. I'm pretty sure it was a series, but I may be wrong. I would totally love to find this book because I remember loving it and may reread it. In my mind, it seems to me like YA, but I'm not sure!
Please comment if you remember anything like this! Thanks so much for all your help!! :)
I do not know when the book was published, nor do I know the title or author. But I read it sometime during 2003-2007 in elementary school. I believe it was young adult and not childrens, but I could be wrong. I know it was in sci-fi fiction.
It was about a boy who found some type of portal in his house ( i'm almost 100% sure it was in his house... in his room possibly.. not sure) but he found this portal and he was transported to a strange world... I do not remember what the world was like. I know that each minute in the strange world was hours or maybe even days in the real world. And The kid that found the portal had a sibling.. I believe. Pretty sure he had a brother. I think at one point when he first discovered the portal his brother came up and said where were you you've been gone for hours or days (this could all be way off about the sibling.. but it sounds familiar) ? And the kid that found the portal was confused because he was only in the strange world for a few minutes or seconds.
I wish I could be more helpful in the description. I've been going through sci-fi fictions titles for hours now.. and I can't find it. If anybody has ANY ideas, please tell me! It's been killing me for months. I believe it was hardcover.
**FOUND: Facebook came to the rescue! The book is called "The Hungry Thing" by Jan Slepian, Ann Seidler and Richard E. Martin, There's even a youtube video of the audiobook! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxNjGGZp5cM
I'm trying to remember the name of a kids book that I read as a child (so late 80s early 90s). It was about a monster who came to a town and was asking for different things, but no one could understand what he wanted. A little girl was trying to help him and tried rhyming words to figure out what he wanted. Something along the lines of "sacaroni and sneeze sounds like macaroni and cheese to me". I think he also asked for the bathroom. I also think that it was an audio book too -- like a book on tape.
That I cannot for the life of me remember anything more than the cover and some minor details of the story I do however remember it being vastly entertaining.
The vocer featured a faceless man with redish skin at least the paperback version I had did. The story was about an assassin who they would change the face and body of for every mission he was debriefing someone that's the jist of what I remember.
If anyone knows what the title was or even just the Author's name I would be very greatful.
I've been looking for the book for a long time. The title of the book was something plain like the knight, or silver knight, or guardian sword, I don't remember and therein lies the problem.
I read the book between 1997-2001 and was about nine or ten at the time. What I can remember of the story is as follows. The protagonist is a young boy who finds an old sword in an antique shop, the sword whisks him away to another realm where he meets an enchanting woman who I think is like an Aslan type character, more of a guide. The woman tells him that he must save the realm and by extension her from the evil knight. I think the boy travels back and forth a couple times from reality and to this realm and finally agrees to help her, I think she train shim somehow, though I may have just imagined that, anyhow he fights the knight and saves the realm. I think I read this book about ten times, it was my favourite book at least until I read The Hobbit, and even after the hobbit I preferred to re-read whatever the book of question is. It was fun, sort of enchanting itself.
The book at the time of reading already had that musky smell, with browning pages. I'm fairly certain it was at least a decade or so old, maybe published in the 70's or 80's, probably not a very famous book, but one I would like to read again. I want to see how it read from my perspective as it is now.
I tried Google, it failed. I used to work at a bookshop and all that I tried through there failed as well - though the databases used mostly cover books in print, and I'm thinking this went out of print a while ago. I hope someone here can help me.
Also I originally borrowed this from a library, the section it was in was somewhere towards the end so the authors last name is most likely p,q,r,s,t,u,v,w,x,y or z though W feels most right I think.
I'm trying to find a book where one of the characters (maybe the mother) tells a scary story to another character (her daughter?). I can't remember what the rest of the book is about, just this one part. In the story, the character is walking across a bridge when it is dark or foggy so she can't see very far. Suddenly she sees a white face appear on the other side of the bridge. She starts to get really scared, and then the face starts making noises. She panics but it turns out that it was just another girl in the village, who is deaf and mute. She was trying to tell the character to not be afraid.
I think the book was set in the 1800s, and I remember that part of why the girl looked so scary was because her black hooded coat hid the rest of her body. It keeps reminding me of the Anne of Green Gables series, but I really don't think it's in those books. Maybe a similar time period, though, and I think the book was YA.
Any ideas? Thanks so much in advance! It's been driving me crazy!
FOUND! It was in a Cat Who book. No idea why I thought it was Anne of Green Gables! Thank you so much guinlet
This is such a strange book that I remember reading in the mid 2000's I think, not sure how old the books was. If i recall correctly I checked it out from the Penfield Library in New York I'm not sure if it was set in the future or on another planet or another universe. But the main character is a boy who has some sort of talent and eventually he gets trained in it, maybe singing. Some of the things I remember:
His mother locks/forgets him in a trunk for a very long time (smells of cedarwood/sandalwood?) He's in love with a snake alien (I think that's what he was) but people are worried about it so they are separated until they are older There is some slave girl who likes to suck his fingers as a nervous tick
....there may also have been a man/alien who got so fat he died/exploded but for his people that was like reaching nirvana (think he was some sort of antagonist)
This has literally been bothering me for years!!!!! I would really appreciate anyone who could help!
I read this one in the early 1980s in southwestern Michigan. It was in the public library, shelved as an adult SF book, but it was about a kid. With some help from his friends, he stowed away on a rocket trip to the moon. I believe the rocket was leaving from Cape Canaverel. He wasn't found until after the rocket had taken off. I think his presence (the additional mass, I think) threw things off so that they couldn't actually go to the moon.
Something went wrong, and the folks on the ground were fairly sure the guys (and they were all guys) weren't all going to make it home. They kept sending up feel good news, and the astronauts figured out from that that the one people were really certain wouldn't make it was the kid.
I don't remember how it all worked out in the end, but I do recall everyone surviving.
There may have been an old man mentor figure who was dying of cancer. He referred to is as 'the crab.'
This appears to be Stowaway to the Moon by William Roy Shelton.
I am looking for a book that I read last year at my old high school, before I moved. The high school was more than a tad behind the times, and it doesn't have an online catalog.
The book was a new book when I read it, so I'm guessing that it was published between 2010 and 2013. The book had the word 'blood' or 'moon' in the title but it was NOT a vampire novel, nor was it Cloud Atlas. The book was about a certain island through time and the same four or five characters and their reincarnations on the island. The people on the island seemed to exist outside of time and it as a short story collection.
The cover had a blue background and a dagger.
In the first story I think the male protagonist was a journalist trying to figure out the secret of the island. He ends up losing track of time and eventually dying after falling in love with the female protagonist.
In the another story the two characters are in a mother/son relationship and in a different one, brother/sister. In the second to last story the guy is a painter and an old man when the girl is a small child. The story told in the painting is then revealed in the final story, where the female lead dies in vain to save the male character.
Please help me. I love rereading books and this one was REALLY good.
This book was written in the mid to late 1990s. It postulated that the loss of morality in a society was countered with a moral majority that did not condone assisted reproductive techniques. Due to the deterioration of the environment, most couples were infertile. They resorted to adopting chimpanzees. The chimps had human faces and hands grafted onto them. I'm trying to find the title of this book. The author, I believe, is a woman. Thank you.
I read it a long time ago and remember most of the plot but Google isn't being very helpful. Theres a Princess and she can turn into animals as well as the rest of her family, and this princess (whose name I don't know) gets engaged to a prince, she hates the idea of being married and has her whole life shoved aside the idea. So one day she's traveling in the forest near her home and she comes across a band of thieves who steal her horse but save her from some less then savory characters. when she later goes back to find her horse she talks to the leader of the thieves and he tells her that he is the half brother of the princesses fiance, and that he killed her fiance in a fight. So time passes and she keeps going back to meet him and eventually she heard that her fiance is actually alive and that the brother only thought he had killed him. So she goes to meet her fiance by herself and ends up being kidnapped by this sorcerer who wants to fulfill a prophecy that says if he gets with one of the females in her family and has a kid with them that kid will destroy the family (yikes) so he kidnaps her and she ends up getting pregnant with his kid, but with some help she also is able to escape the Sorcerer and later kill him. She turns into a bird and fly's towards an ocean where she passes out and is rescued by her brother and a man who ends up being her fiance. She goes back home and unluckily for her is spelled into attacking her twin brother and she looses the fight and has a miscarriage her thief friend comes and his sister (who is married to the princesses brother) informs the princess that the man she is talking to is not the half brother but the princesses fiance and that she had been tricked. She ends up marrying her fiance and she is happy.