The Deathday Letter

Author: Shaun David Hutchinson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416996712

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 256

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Oliver lives in a world where at some point in their lives, everyone receives a Deathday Letter, a letter that kindly lets you know you have twenty-four hours left to live. Abraham Lincoln received one, Heath Ledger received one, and on an otherwise typical Thursday morning, fifteen-year-old Oliver Travers receives one. Bummer. With his best friend by his side, Ollie has one day left to live life to the fullest, go on every adventure possible…and set things right with the girl of his dreams.

Die perfektesten 1440 Minuten meines Lebens

Author: Shaun David Hutchinson

Publisher: Arena Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3401802496

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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Oliver Travers weiß: Am Ende dieses Tages ist er tot. Doch die letzten 1440 Minuten sollen die besten seines Lebens werden. Denn es gibt da eine ultimative Liste mit den Dingen, die man im Leben mal getan haben muss: von einer Brücke springen, sich ein Tattoo stechen lassen, ein Graffiti sprühen, also eben einfach bleibende Spuren hinterlassen und - ja, natürlich - ein Mädchen küssen. Das kann nur eine sein: Ronnie! Ein Buch für alle, die es verstehen, aus jedem Tag den perfektesten Tag ihres Lebens zu machen.

Death, Loss, and Grief in Literature for Youth

A Selective Annotated Bibliography for K-12

Author: Alice Crosetto,Rajinder Garcha

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0810885603

Category: Reference

Page: 245

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In this volume, Alice Crosetto and Rajinder Garcha identify hundreds of resources—including books, Internet sites, and media titles—that will help educators, professionals, parents, siblings, guardians, and students learn about coping with the loss of a loved one and the grief process. Annotations provide complete bibliographical descriptions of the entries, and each entry is identified with the grade levels for which it is best suited. Reviews from recognized publications are also included wherever possible. Anyone interested in locating helpful resources regarding death and grieving will find much of value in this essential tool.

Feral Youth

Author: Shaun David Hutchinson,Suzanne Young,Marieke Nijkamp,Robin Talley,Stephanie Kuehn,E. C. Myers,Tim Floreen,Alaya Dawn Johnson,Justina Ireland,Brandy Colbert

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481491113


Page: 320

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Follows ten teens who are left alone in the wilderness amid a three-day survival test.

Brave Face

A Memoir

Author: Shaun David Hutchinson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1534431535

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 368

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Critically acclaimed author of We Are the Ants—described as having “hints of Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five” (School Library Journal)—opens up about what led to an attempted suicide in his teens, and his path back from the experience. “I wasn’t depressed because I was gay. I was depressed and gay.” Shaun David Hutchinson was nineteen. Confused. Struggling to find the vocabulary to understand and accept who he was and how he fit into a community in which he couldn’t see himself. The voice of depression told him that he would never be loved or wanted, while powerful and hurtful messages from society told him that being gay meant love and happiness weren’t for him. A million moments large and small over the years all came together to convince Shaun that he couldn’t keep going, that he had no future. And so he followed through on trying to make that a reality. Thankfully Shaun survived, and over time, came to embrace how grateful he is and how to find self-acceptance. In this courageous and deeply honest memoir, Shaun takes readers through the journey of what brought him to the edge, and what has helped him truly believe that it does get better.

So beschissen schön ist nur das Leben

Author: Shaun David Hutchinson

Publisher: Arena Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3401807668

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 360

View: 1891


Drew ist überall bekannt im Krankenhaus und kommt und geht, wie er will. Er hilft, wo er kann, und jeder sieht in ihm einen Freund. Aber nie fragt sich jemand: Wer ist Drew eigentlich? Denn er ist weder Patient im Krankenhaus noch Angestellter dort. Als eines Tages Rusty eingeliefert wird, ein schwerverletzter Junge, der das Leben außerhalb des Krankenhauses ebenso zu fürchten scheint wie er, steht Drew vor einer großen Entscheidung: Traut er sich mit Hilfe von Rusty, da draußen endlich wieder ein richtiges Leben zu führen?

The deathday of Socrates

living, dying and immortality--the theater of ideas in Plato's Phaedo

Author: Jerome Eckstein,Plato

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 285

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Violent Ends

Author: Shaun David Hutchinson,Neal Shusterman,Brendan Shusterman,Beth Revis,Cynthia Leitich Smith,Courtney Summers,Kendare Blake,Delilah S. Dawson,Steve Brezenoff,Tom Leveen,Hannah Moskowitz,Blythe Woolston,Trish Doller,Mindi Scott,Margie Gelbwasser,Christine Johnson,E. M. Kokie,Elisa Nader

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 148143747X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

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In a one-of-a-kind collaboration, seventeen of the most recognizable YA writers—including Shaun David Hutchinson, Neal and Brendan Shusterman, and Beth Revis—come together to share the viewpoints of a group of students affected by a school shooting. It took only twenty-two minutes for Kirby Matheson to exit his car, march onto the school grounds, enter the gymnasium, and open fire, killing six and injuring five others. But this isn’t a story about the shooting itself. This isn’t about recounting that one unforgettable day. This is about one boy—who had friends, enjoyed reading, playing saxophone in the band, and had never been in trouble before—became a monster capable of entering his school with a loaded gun and firing bullets at his classmates. Each chapter is told from a different victim’s viewpoint, giving insight into who Kirby was and who he’d become. Some are sweet, some are dark; some are seemingly unrelated, about fights or first kisses or late-night parties. This is a book told from multiple perspectives—with one character and one event drawing them all together—by some of YA’s most recognizable names.

Records of Woman

With Other Poems

Author: Felicia Dorothea Browne Hemans

Publisher: N.A


Category: English poetry

Page: 320

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Anglo Saxon Poetry

Anglo Saxon Poetry

Author: S.A.J. Bradley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780223854

Category: Poetry

Page: 624

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Anglo-saxon poetry was circulated orally in a preliterate society, and gathered at last into books over some six centuries before the Norman Conquest ended English independence. Against the odds some of these books survive today. This anthology of prose translations covers most of the surviving poetry, revealing a tradition which is outstanding among early medieval literatures for its sophisticated exploration of the human condition in a mutable, finite, but wonderfully diverse and meaning-filled world.

Birthday, Deathday

Author: Hugh Pentecost

Publisher: Overamstel Uitgevers

ISBN: 9049983561

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Against its manager’s wishes, the Beaumont Hotel shelters a killer When the Chinese Revolution exploded, General Chang was one of the most vicious military leaders, committing atrocities so savage that even his comrades in the Red Army feared him. Decades later, the aging killer has become a respected diplomat, and is on his way to New York for a United Nations summit. Although the State Department doesn’t like it, Chang’s status demands the finest treatment. And in New York City, there is no place finer than the Beaumont Hotel. Providing hospitality for the unhinged general falls to Pierre Chambrun, the Beaumont’s unflappable manager. Finding enough rooms for the diplomatic party is a headache, but the more pressing challenge is protecting Chang from Neil Drury, a onetime character actor whose parents were tortured to death by the general. Drury has a new face, a false identity, and possibly a room in the hotel. Chang could have no better bodyguard than Chambrun, for within the Beaumont’s walls, the manager is more powerful than Red China itself.

Zwei an einem Tag

Author: David Nicholls

Publisher: Kein & Aber AG

ISBN: 3036991026

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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»Gerade stelle ich mir dich mit vierzig vor!« Es ist der 15. Juli 1988, und Emma und Dexter, beide zwanzig, haben sich bei der Abschlussfeier kennengelernt und die Nacht zusammen durchgemacht. Am nächsten Morgen gehen beide ihrer Wege. Wo werden sie an genau diesem Tag ein Jahr später stehen? Und wo in den zwanzig darauffolgenden Jahren? Werden sich die beiden, die einander niemals vergessen können, weiterhin immer gerade knapp verpassen?

Death Day

The Apology of Sergei Eisenstein

Author: John Passfield

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1463430582

Category: Art

Page: 204

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On March 19, 1937, world-renowned Soviet film-maker, Sergei Eisenstein, appears before the All-Union Creative Conference of Workers in Soviet Cinematography, accused of having failed to create films which reflect the social and political orthodoxy of the Stalinist regime. Reeling from an unrelenting barrage of questions, accusations and threats, the film-maker struggles to respond to the dilemma which is faced by all artists in totalitarian states: how to reconcile one’s freedom of imagination and creativity with the conformity to the artistically-stifling orthodoxy which is demanded by the rulers of society? His response is an example of the ingenuity which is often displayed by artists in repressive societies.

The Ancient Art of Growing Old

Author: Tom Payne

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448130018

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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Bette Davis said ‘Old age ain’t no place for sissies’. If that’s true, we could all use a little help as we approach our twilight years. Translator Tom Payne turns to Ovid, Seneca, Hippocrates, Plato, Aristotle, and Aristophanes to discover invigorating counsel on mental decline, medicine, late love affairs, death and legacy. This lively tour of ancient attitudes to ageing, supplemented by a translation of Cicero’s ‘On Old Age’, reveals the true art of growing old gracefully.