Bad Girls

Author: Jacqueline Wilson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407046349

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 2633

Shy, mild Mandy has been bullied at school for as long as she can remember. That's why she is delighted when cheeky, daring, full-of-fun Tanya picks her as a friend. Mum isn't happy - she thinks Tanya's a BAD GIRL and a bad influence on her daughter. But Mandy loves spending time with her brilliant new friend, and is sure Tanya can only get her out of trouble, not into it . . . or could she?

Bad Girls

Author: Alex McAulay

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416510133

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 3264

Thick with suspense and simmering with adolescent turmoil, Bad Girls is an action-adventure survival story that pits a group of troubled teens against a forbidding tropical landscape, an elusive enemy, and, worst of all, each other. It's Mean Girls meets Lord of the Flies, and it marks the debut of an innovative new voice in fiction. Anna Wheeler's parents have had it up to here. They can't seem to control their daughter anymore and so, one night, Anna's yanked from her bed and carted off to Camp Archstone -- bootcamp for troubled teen girls. There, on a vast, remote, sparsely populated island, Anna will be expected to change her ways and repent for the sins her religious father just can't seem to forgive. Here's a hint: There's a boy involved. No, a man. Life at Camp Archstone is Anna's worst nightmare. Every minute of the day is scheduled, the counselors are hardcore, and one girl is crueler than the next. But when a grueling hike into the forest goes horribly wrong, things go from bad to worse. Stalked by an unknown foe and left to fend for themselves, the girls band together to try to find their way back to civilization -- and that's when the real trouble begins.

Bad Girls

unangepasste Frauen von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart

Author: Anke Väth,Daniela Frey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783896697561

Category: Women

Page: 230

View: 3545

Bad Girls, Bad Girls, Whatcha Gonna Do?

Author: Cynthia Voigt

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442489227

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 448

View: 7897

It’s not easy being Mikey Elsinger and Margalo Epps in ninth grade. It seems like things are changing. Now some people want to sit at the same lunch table with them, and some even ask them for advice. What are the two friends to make of this strange behavior? Frankly all the attention cuts into the little time they have together and distracts attention from their own interests, like tennis and drama, and their own problems, like cheating in tennis and things not going the way Margalo plans they will in drama. In the opinion of these two bad girls, ninth grade can’t end fast enough! But no matter how bad things get, one thing’s for sure: They’ll have each other. The final book in the acclaimed Bad Girls series, Bad Girls, Bad Girls, Whatcha Gonna Do? is another funny, insightful, and realistic novel from Newbery Medal winner Cynthia Voigt.

Bad Girls

Cultural Politics and Media Representations of Transgressive Women

Author: A. Susan Owen,Leah R. Vande Berg,Sarah R. Stein

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820461502

Category: Social Science

Page: 261

View: 6737

Bad Girls examines representational practices of film and television stories beginning with post-Vietnam cinema and ending with postfeminisms and contemporary public disputes over women in the military. The book explores a diverse range of popular media texts, from the Alien saga to Ally McBeal and Sex and the City, from The Net and VR5 to Sportsnight and G.I. Jane. The research is framed as a study of intergenerational tensions in portrayals of women and public institutions – in careers, governmental service, and interactions with technology. Using iconic texts and their contexts as a primary focus, this book offers a rhetorical and cultural history of the tensions between remembering and forgetting in representations of the American feminist movement between 1979 and 2005. Looking forward, the book sets an agenda for discussion of gender issues over the next twenty-five years and articulates with authority the manner in which «transgression» itself has become a site of struggle.

Bad Girls of Japan

Author: L. Miller,J. Bardsley

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1403977127

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

View: 5577

Are bad girls casualties of patriarchy, a necessary evil, or visionary pioneers? The authors in this volume propose shifts in our perceptions of bad girls by providing new ways to understand them through the case of Japan. By tracing the concept of the bad girl as a product of specific cultural assumptions and historical settings, Bad Girls of Japan maps new roads and old detours in revealing a disorderly politics of gender. Bad Girls of Japan explores deviancy in richly diverse media: mountain witches, murderers, performance artists, cartoonists, schoolgirls and shoppers gone wild are all part of the terrain.

Bad Girls in Love

Author: Cynthia Voigt

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442489219

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 8169

Although eighth grade is halfway over, Mikey never does anything halfway. So it’s no surprise that when she develops a not-so-secret crush on Shawn Macavity, the heartstoppingly gorgeous star of the school play, she goes a bit overboard. Soon Mikey—Mikey?—has a stylish new wardrobe, and she’s baking Shawn cookies, writing their initials on blackboards, even buying him a T-shirt emblazoned “I LOVE ME.” Fellow Bad Girl Margalo tries to get Mikey to turn things down a notch, but why should Mikey listen to her? After all, what does Margalo know about being in love? Or is Margalo hiding a romantic fantasy of her own? In this fourth book in Cynthia Voigt's Bad Girls series, as Mikey and Margalo struggle to understand that funny thing called love, they find that boys may come and go, but bad girls are bad for life.


Prose Poems

Author: Leanne Grabel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781937493011

Category: Girls

Page: 40

View: 8158

I started teaching Language Arts at a school within a Level V lockdown treatment center for teenage girls eight years ago. I had been asked to substitute by someone who knew me only through my spoken word performances. I told her I wanted to visit before committing. I wanted to see if these locked-down girls had red eyes and bit. I sat in the back of the Language Arts classroom one morning while students read list poems -- ten things that get them high besides drugs. An adorable Megan, with a phenomenal head of auburn hair that she tossed about like a mink cape, stood up and read her list. It was loud and enormous with honesty and emotion. It roared around the room like a funnel cloud, sucking me in hard. I took the job and haven't left. Friends ask why I want to publish these poems, to share something so ugly? I say they're documentary, memoir, love notes and celebrations. They're for you to hear. They're for you to see. -- Leanne Grabel, author.

Bad Girls

One Dozen Dangerous Dames Who Lie, Cheat, Steal, and Kill

Author: Michael Bracken

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1587152533

Category: Fiction

Page: 135

View: 5489

Bad Girls of the Bible

And What We Can Learn From Them

Author: Liz Curtis Higgs

Publisher: WaterBrook

ISBN: 9781578569717

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 6753

“Popular storyteller Higgs takes a look at the vamps and tramps of the Bible, searching for the lessons these wicked women have to teach. Higgs retells these biblical stories with rollicking humor and deep insight as she teaches about the nature of sin and goodness.” —Publishers Weekly Ten of the Bible’s best-known femmes fatales parade across the pages of Bad Girls of the Bible with situations that sound oh-so-familiar. Eve had food issues. Potiphar’s Wife and Delilah had man trouble. Lot’s Wife and Michal couldn’t let go of the past, Sapphira couldn’t let go of money, and Jezebel couldn’t let go of anything. Yet the Woman at the Well had her thirst quenched at last, while Rahab and the Sinful Woman left their sordid histories behind. Let these Bad Girls show you why studying the Bible has never been more fun! “When she was perfect, beautiful, and innocent, I found no toehold where I could connect with Eve. When she was tempted by her flesh, humbled by her sin, and redeemed by her God, I could sing out, ‘Oh, sister Eve! Can we talk?’” —from Bad Girls of the Bible Includes Discussion Questions and Study Guide A Novel Approach to Bible Study More than one million readers have already taken a walk on the wild side with Former Bad Girl Liz Curtis Higgs and her eye-opening blend of contemporary fiction and biblical commentary. Laced with humor, solid research, and heartfelt self-disclosure, Liz’s unique brand of girlfriend theology has helped women of all ages experience God’s grace anew.

Bad Girls in School

Author: Gwyneth Harold

Publisher: Heinemann International Incorporated


Category: Education

Page: 148

View: 1605

When the bad behavior of Taj, Cal, and Kat disrupts life at Redeemer College for Girls, a special program is set up for their rehabilitation, but it remains to be seen whether or not they will take advantage of the opportunity.

Bad girls


Author: Joyce Carol Oates

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423621878


Page: 268

View: 6797

Wie die 15-jährige Connie stehen alle Figuren, die Joyce Carol Oates in den zehn Erzählungen des Bandes 'Bad Girls' entwirft, mit einem Fuß in der Kindheit und dem anderen im Erwachsensein. Überwältigt von ihren Gefühlen, voller Lebenshunger und Hoffnung, voller Angst und Wut kämpfen sie rastlos mit Fantasien, die abgründiger und verwirrender nicht sein können.

Bad Girls and Sick Boys

Fantasies in Contemporary Art and Culture

Author: Linda S. Kauffman

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520919716

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 324

View: 3366

Linda S. Kauffman turns the pornography debate on its head with this audacious analysis of recent taboo-shattering fiction, film, and performance art. Investigating the role of fantasy in art, politics, and popular culture, she shows how technological advances in medicine and science (magnetic resonance imaging, computers, and telecommunications) have profoundly altered our concepts of the human body. Cyberspace is producing new forms of identity and subjectivity. The novelists, filmmakers, and performers in Bad Girls and Sick Boys are the interpreters of these brave new worlds, cartographers who are busy mapping the fin-de-millennium environment that already envelops us. Bad Girls and Sick Boys offers a vital and entertaining tour of the current cultural landscape. Kauffman boldly connects the dots between the radical artists who shatter taboos and challenge legal and aesthetic conventions. She links writers like John Hawkes and Robert Coover to Kathy Acker and William Vollmann; filmmakers like Ngozi Onwurah and Isaac Julien to Brian De Palma and Gus Van Sant; and performers like Carolee Schneemann and Annie Sprinkle to the visual arts. Kauffman's lively interviews with J. G. Ballard, David Cronenberg, Bob Flanagan, and Orlan add an extraordinary dimension to her timely and convincing argument.

Bad Girls

Sirens, Jezebels, Murderesses, Thieves and Other Female Villains

Author: Jane Yolen,Heidi E.Y. Stemple

Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing

ISBN: 1607345382

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 172

View: 4822

From Jezebel to Catherine the Great, from Cleopatra to Mae West, from Mata Hari to Bonnie Parker, strong women have been a problem for historians, storytellers, and readers. Strong females smack of the unfeminine. They have been called wicked, wanton, and willful. Sometimes that is a just designation, but just as often it is not. "Well-behaved women seldom make history," is the frequently quoted statement by historian and feminist Laurel Thatcher Ulrich. But what makes these misbehaving women "bad"? Are we idolizing the wicked or salvaging the strong? In BAD GIRLS, readers meet twenty-six of history’s most notorious women, each with a rotten reputation. But authors Jane Yolen and Heidi Stemple remind us that there are two sides to every story. Was Delilah a harlot or hero? Was Catherine the Great a great ruler, or just plain ruthless? At the end of each chapter, Yolen and Stemple appear as themselves in comic panels as they debate each girl’s badness—Heidi as the prosecution, Jane for context. This unique and sassy examination of famed, female historical figures will engage readers with its unusual presentation of the subject matter. Heidi and Jane’s strong arguments for the innocence and guilt of each bad girl promotes the practice of critical thinking as well as the idea that history is subjective. Rebecca Guay’s detailed illustrations provide a rich, stylized portrait of each woman, while the inclusion of comic panels will resonate with fans of graphic novels.

Bad Girls

Author: E. Lockhart

Publisher: Ravensburger Buchverlag Otto Maier GmbH

ISBN: 3473479047

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 9437

Unvergesslich zu sein ist Rache genug Jule Williams ist nicht, wer sie zu sein scheint. Alles an ihr ist falsch: Ihr Akzent, ihre Haare, die Namen, die auf ihrer Kreditkarte stehen. Sie ist ein menschliches Chamäleon, eine begnadete Lügnerin, deren messerscharfer Verstand ihr Ticket ins Leben der Schönen und Reichen wird. Doch wie oft kann sich ein Mensch neu erfinden? Nach dem internationalen Erfolgsroman "Solange wir lügen" kommt nun der neue psychologische Thriller von Bestsellerautorin E. Lockhart! »Unglaublich spannend, atemberaubend schön und hochintelligent.« John Green über »Solange wir lügen«

Brothels, Bordellos, and Bad Girls

Prostitution in Colorado, 1860-1930

Author: Jan MacKell

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826333438

Category: History

Page: 310

View: 4698

Prostitution thrived in pioneer Colorado. Mining was the principal occupation and men outnumbered women more than twenty to one. Jan MacKell provides a detailed overview of the business between 1860 and 1930, focusing her research on the mining towns of Cripple Creek, Salida, Colorado City, and similar boomtown communities. She used census data, Sanborn maps, city directories, property records, marriage records, and court records to document and trace the movements of the women over the course of their careers, uncovering work histories, medical problems, and numerous relocations from town to town. She traces many to their graves, through years filled with abuse, disease, narcotics, and violence. MacKell has unearthed numerous colorful and often touching stories, like that of the boy raised in a brothel who was invited to play with a neighbor's children and replied, "No, my mother is a whore and says I am to stay at home." "Delicacy, humor, respect, and compassion are among the merits of this book. Although other authors have flirted with Colorado's commercial sex, Jan MacKell provides a detailed overview. She has been researching these elusive women for the last fifteen years. Such persistence allows her to offer rich detail on shady ladies who rarely used their real names or even stuck with the same professional name for long."--Thomas J. Noel, from the Introduction

Bad Girls of Japan

Author: Laura Miller,Jan Bardsley

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781403969460

Category: History

Page: 222

View: 706

Proposing shifts in our perceptions of bad girls by providing ways to understand them through the case of Japan, this book maps roads and old detours in revealing a disorderly politics of gender and explores deviancy in richly diverse media: mountain witches, murderers, performance artists, cartoonists, schoolgirls and shoppers gone wild.

Femme Noir

Bad Girls of Film

Author: Karen Burroughs Hannsberry

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786491590

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 643

View: 9753

Though often thought of as primarily a male vehicle, the film noir offered some of the most complex female roles of any movies of the 1940s and 1950s. Stars such as Barbara Stanwyck, Gene Tierney and Joan Crawford produced some of their finest performances in noir movies, while such lesser known actresses as Peggie Castle, Hope Emerson and Helen Walker made a lasting impression with their roles in the genre. These six women and 43 others who were most frequently featured in films noirs are profiled here, focusing primarily on their work in the genre and its impact on their careers. A filmography of all noir appearances is provided for each actress.

Texas Bad Girls

Hussie, Harlots, and Horse Thieves

Author: Lee J. Butts

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications

ISBN: 1556228333

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 265

View: 3448

Includes material on Sally Skull, Chipita Rodriguez, Mrs. Swine, Jessie Williams, Edna Milton, Sarah Bowman, Belle Starr, Beulah Morose, Sophia Suttenfield, Aughinbaugh Coffee Butt (or Butts) Porter, Etta Place, Allen Hill and family, Lottie Deno, Adah Isaacs Menken, Bonnie Parker, Janis Joplin, and Karla Faye Tucker.