Five Dares

Author: Eli Easton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781626496514

Category: Fiction

Page: 230

View: 5788

Andy Tyler has been the class daredevil since middle school. Over the years, he's convinced his best friend, Jake Masterson, to perform some dangerous-looking stunts with him. But the dare they attempt on the night of their college graduation goes sideways. The firecrackers explode too soon and both of them end up with badly burned palms. But hey, nothing gets the "terrible two-o" down for long, and they recuperate in style at Andy's family cottage in Cape Cod. As the weeks go by, both Andy and Jake grow frustrated over the inability to use their hands for all sorts of daily activities--including getting off. So Andy begins a new series of dares that don't just cross the friendship line, they obliterate it. But what might be mere sexual relief to Andy is serious business to Jake, who only recently got over years of secret pining for his straight best friend. Inevitably, the burns heal, summer ends, and hearts are broken. To fix things, Andy will have to face the greatest dare of all.

Five Dares

What Happens when a Prank Goes Badly Wrong?

Author: P. D. Walker

Publisher: Justfiction Edition

ISBN: 9783845445434


Page: 264

View: 1516

Summer 1989 in Northern England. Five graduates from Leeds; Andy, Kate, Lester, Sanjay and Carl, bored of their new professional lives, reminisce about their carefree student days. One dull afternoon, Lester comes up with the idea of carrying out a series of dares to spice up their summer. One by one, they embark on the 'Five Dares'. However, none of them go to plan and each one requires quick thinking to steer clear of disaster and in some cases, death. Eventually the fourth dare ends in tragedy and the five go their separate ways in fear of being held responsible for their actions, each one dealing with the tragedy in their own manner. A chance meeting in a London cafe twenty years later reignites the memories of the summer of 1989 and the five are thrown back together for one final dare in a desire to exorcise the demons of the past. But the fifth dare is the most terrifying of all and four of the five are left to wish the past had remained in the past.

Linguistic Engineering

Language and Politics in Mao's China

Author: Fengyuan Ji

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824825362

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 350

View: 1380

When Mao and the Chinese Communist Party won power in 1949, they were determined to create new, revolutionary human beings. Their most precise instrument of ideological transformation was a massive program of linguistic engineering. They taught everyone a new political vocabulary, gave old words new meanings, converted traditional terms to revolutionary purposes, suppressed words that expressed incorrect thought, and required the whole population to recite slogans, stock phrases, and scripts that gave correct linguistic form to correct thought. They assumed that constant repetition would cause the revolutionary formulae to penetrate people's minds, engendering revolutionary beliefs and values. In an introductory chapter, Dr. Ji assesses the potential of linguistic engineering by examining research on the relationship between language and thought. In subsequent chapters, she traces the origins of linguistic engineering in China, describes its development during the early years of communist rule, then explores in detail the unprecedented manipulation of language during the Cultural Revolution of 1966 1976. Along the way, she analyzes the forms of linguistic engineering associated with land reform, class struggle, personal relationships, the Great Leap Forward, Mao-worship, Red Guard activism, revolutionary violence, Public Criticism Meetings, the model revolutionary operas, and foreign language teaching. She also reinterprets Mao s strategy during the early stages of the Cultural Revolution, showing how he manipulated exegetical principles and contexts of judgment to frame his alleged opponents. The work concludes with an assessment of the successes and failures of linguistic engineering and an account of how the Chinese Communist Party relaxed its control of language after Mao's death. "

Excerpta Antiqua

Or, a Collection of Original Manuscripts

Author: John Croft

Publisher: N.A


Category: Great Britain

Page: 112

View: 7499

The Diary of Frankie Kenstun

Author: Jay McGee

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1628384158

Category: Fiction

Page: 166

View: 5280

Finding love is never easy, or is it? Frankie finds herself whisked away to a beach filled with twenty hot guys, fighting each other, trying to win her heart. Lucky, Frankie! What girl wouldn’t want a chance at that? Imagine twenty hot and gorgeous guys trying to outshine each other in pursuit of your favors. Now isn’t that something? And what of finding love? Can a love game bring you love? Will Frankie find her true love? Be part of the crowd and cheer her through this trying yet exciting adventure—an ordeal that could make or break her. Her heart is on the line. Will she come out of it radiantly happy or will she end up breaking hearts, including hers as well? One thing’s for sure; right now, with those charming hunks in mind, we all want to be in her shoes, or should I say, in her bikini?

Radical Reads 2

Working with the Newest Edgy Titles for Teens

Author: Joni Richards Bodart

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810869097

Category: Education

Page: 504

View: 6923

Radical Reads 2 picks up where the first volume left off, featuring 101 radical young adult books that have come out since its publication. Author Joni Richards Bodart defends their inclusion in library collections and school curricula after introducing each book with lists of characters and major themes. She also suggests a number of 'booktalk' and book report ideas, also identifying books with mature themes in her 'risks' section. Included as well is a section that lists the awards that the books have won and a section of book reviews.

The Respect Dare

40 Days to a Deeper Connection with God and Your Husband

Author: Nina Roesner

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1400204488

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 9596

“A long and happy marriage.” It sounds like the end of a fairy tale—an illusion that modern times have exposed. And it is, if marriage depends on a constant stream of romantic emotion, or even on copious amounts of time or money. Thank the Lord, none of those are necessary. Two thousand years ago, Paul gave women the key to a successful marriage, and it can be summed up in two words: unconditional respect. It’s not popular. It doesn’t sound fair. It can be hard to imagine. But it works. Nina Roesner has led countless women through this practical and life-changing journey, and in The Respect Dare she offers you the hope that so many others have found. Day by day, true stories and thought-provoking questions will help you apply biblical wisdom to the most important relationship in your life. The book is filled with stories of struggle and success, and many practical applications of respect that have dramatically impacted marriages. Give it forty days. Experience the intimacy God intended and discover what he can do in your heart and in your marriage when you choose to show respect his way.

40 Day Sales Dare for New Home Sales

Author: Jason Forrest

Publisher: Shore Forrest

ISBN: 0980176220

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

View: 6478

Too many sales careers end before they really even begin, and even the most seasoned pros can use an occasional pick-me-up, especially in sluggish markets. "40 Day Sales Dare for New Home Sales" gives specific, relevant instruction on how to reach one's full potential.

Wild Truth Bible Lessons-Dares from Jesus

Author: Jeannie Oestreicher

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310864745

Category: Religion

Page: 96

View: 362

Weekly studies to reinforce what junior highers are learning from their Wild Truth JournalThese Bible lessons send students straight to the words of Jesus to discover the truth, then dare them to live that truth today. Includes games, activities, sketches, handouts, and reproducible worksheets.

Love That Dares to Speak

A Five-Session Group Study Course Exploring Christian Reactions to Homosexuality

Author: Hilary Brand

Publisher: Darton Longman and Todd

ISBN: 9780232533835


Page: 160

View: 4928

Hilary Brand, author of popular Lent course booklets, has written a similar-styled course for Christian groups to explore issues of same-sex relationships, one of the most challenging and divisive subjects of the modern-day Church. The five-week course is designed to be suitable for use at any time of year, including Lent.

One Pilgrim's Progress

How to Build a World-Class Company, and Who to Credit

Author: Lonnie Pilgrim

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418517011

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 1307

Bo Pilgrim had no college education, but he did have a big dose of Texas courage and a heavenly calling that led him to start his own business after World War II. Reggie Wallace, who worked with Pilgrim for fifty years, describes it this way: "All we had in the beginning was a two-wheel buggy, a shovel, some burlap sacks, and Bo's big ideas." Today, Pilgrim's Pride is a multi-billion-dollar enterprise that employs more than 40,000 people and processes 30 million chickens a week. In One Pilgrim's Progress, Pilgrim shares the essential values he learned as a boy that are the foundation of his business success.