Bad Girls

Author: Alex McAulay

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416510133

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 8922

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 Throughout History

100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World

Author: Ann Shen

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452157022

Category: Art

Page: 216

View: 7473

Aphra Behn, first female professional writer. Sojourner Truth, activist and abolitionist. Ada Lovelace, first computer programmer. Marie Curie, first woman to win the Nobel Prize. Joan Jett, godmother of punk. The 100 revolutionary women highlighted in this gorgeously illustrated book were bad in the best sense of the word: they challenged the status quo and changed the rules for all who followed. From pirates to artists, warriors, daredevils, scientists, activists, and spies, the accomplishments of these incredible women vary as much as the eras and places in which they effected change. Featuring bold watercolor portraits and illuminating essays by Ann Shen, Bad Girls Throughout History is a distinctive, worthy tribute.

Bad Girls

Author: Jacqueline Wilson

Publisher: Paw Prints

ISBN: 9781442068346


Page: 192

View: 9156

Mandy has been picked on at school for as long as she can remember. That's why she is delighted when the daring and full-of-fun Tanya picks her as a friend. Mandy's mom isn't so happy: she thinks Tanya is a bad girl and a bad influence. Mandy is sure Tanya can only get her out of trouble, not into it. But is she wrong?

Bad Girls

Author: Cynthia Voigt

Publisher: Apple

ISBN: 9780590601351

Category: Behavior

Page: 277

View: 6854

Sharing a common goal to be the meanest kids in their class, Margalo and Mikey conspire to turn their fifth-grade class into a minefield and fearlessly confront anyone who would stand in their way. Reprint.

Bad Girls

Author: Alex de Campi,Victor Santos

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 150117682X

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 224

View: 8266

In this heart-pounding, starkly colored, and visually stunning graphic novel, three women have twelve hours to get out of Cuba with six-million dollars on the night of New Year’s Eve 1958. Gangster’s moll Carole, jazz singer Taffy, and mambo queen Ana all have their reasons for needing to escape the El Eden Casino in Havana. And on the tumultuous night of New Year’s Eve, when Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista flees the country and the nation falls to Fidel Castro, they get their chance...with the help of six suitcases filled with stolen dirty money. Of course, it’s one thing to get the cash...and quite another to get off the island alive. From the Eisner-nominated writer Alex de Campi and virtuoso artist Victor Santos, this story of three strong and multifaceted women struggling to leave their pasts behind in a tension-filled getaway is timely, fast-paced, and gripping.

Bad Girls of the Bible

And What We Can Learn from Them

Author: Liz Curtis Higgs

Publisher: WaterBrook Press

ISBN: 0307731979

Category: Religion

Page: 270

View: 7167

Provides a modern retelling, the Biblical text, and historical background of the stories behind Eve, Potiphar's wife, Lot's wife, Delilah, and other women portrayed with imperfect characteristics.

Bad Girls of Japan

Author: L. Miller,J. Bardsley

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1403977127

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

View: 3798

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

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: 2940

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: M. William Phelps

Publisher: Kensington Books

ISBN: 0786032448

Category: True Crime

Page: 544

View: 5685

Relates the story of the murder of sex criminal by two of his teen-girl victims, who subsequently went on a cross-country road trip after shooting him execution-style. Original.

Bad Girls in Love

Author: Cynthia Voigt

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442489219

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 4409

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.

Bad Girls

26 Writers Misbehave

Author: Ellen Sussman

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated


Category: Literary Collections

Page: 304

View: 2058

Women writers celebrate and meditate on their acts of defiance, from using well-chosen expletives and engaging in less-than-ideal parenting techniques to getting back at an ex and wearing a stolen Girl Scout badge.


Prose Poems

Author: Leanne Grabel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781937493011

Category: Girls

Page: 40

View: 8496

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

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: 7423

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, Bad Girls, Whatcha Gonna Do?

Author: Cynthia Voigt

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442489227

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 448

View: 7729

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

Author: Jacqueline Wilson

Publisher: Yearling

ISBN: 9780307513717

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

View: 6497

Kim’s gang had better watch out! Tanya’s my friend now, and she’ll show them! Mandy has been picked on at school for as long as she can remember, so she is delighted when cheeky, full-of-fun Tanya befriends her. Mum isn’t happy – she thinks Tanya’s a “bad girl” and a bad influence. Is she or isn’t she? From the Trade Paperback edition.

Bad Girls in School

Author: Gwyneth Harold

Publisher: Heinemann International Incorporated


Category: Education

Page: 148

View: 4286

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.

Beyond Bad Girls

Gender, Violence and Hype

Author: Meda Chesney-Lind,Katherine Irwin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134000464

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

View: 5034

In this important new work, two respected criminologists challenge the characterization of the new 'bad girl' arguing that it is only a new attempt to punish girls who are not the stereotypical depiction of good. Through interviews with young women, educators and people in the criminal justice system, Beyond Bad Girls exposes the formal and informal systems of socio-cultural control imposed on girls.

Bedside Book of Bad Girls

Outlaw Women of the Midwest

Author: Chris Enss

Publisher: Farcountry Press

ISBN: 1560375256

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 121

View: 4254

Take a step back in time with the Bedside Book of Bad Girls: Outlaw women of the Midwest. Join author Chris Enss as she digs up and reveals startling facts about some of the most fascinating renegade women of the Midwest. Meet Flora Mundis, the horse thief who disguised herself as a man; Victoria Woodhull, out-spoken activist for free love, con artist, and the first female candidate for president; Ma Barker, mother of the notorious Barker Gang; Opal Long and Patricia Cherrington, trusted sisters of the Dillinger Gang; and many more. Experience history as if you were actually there. Stand witness to the trial and hanging of Elizabeth Reed, and ride the rails with Fannie and Jennie Freeman, the mother-daughter team who bilked railroad companies out of more than $150,000. In eleven captivating profiles, Enss brings to life the stories of these fascinating pistol-packing, horse-thieving, poker-swindling outlaws.

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: 563

Bad Girls

Blood Is Thicker Than Water

Author: Pete T. Williams,Hui Ying Huang

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1468595334

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 2692

It was a quiet summer night, and the streets appeared to be calm, but violence pierced the sky. High above ground, combing the rooftops for potential threats, stood a defending champion! My name is Frankie Patrice Marie Williams. Fifteen years ago, I was adopted and showered with love by the Ping family. It was a family that treasured values and tradition that trickled down from generation to generation. I was given a gift, something far more treacherous and priceless than diamonds and pearl: the art of Tai Chi! I was trained into a fi erce warrior. Some say it’s a blessing; others say it’s a curse. But I say differently. I’m a bad bitch, without a choice! I don’t rehearse or prepare. They have taken my soul mate and threatened my unborn child. For that, there will be a third coming! But it will not be Christ or Frankie Patrice Marie Williams! It will be …