As a child, Monkey D. Luffy dreamed of becoming King of the Pirates. But his life changed when he accidentally gained the power to stretch like rubber...at the cost of never being able to swim again! Years, later, Luffy sets off in search of the "One Piece," said to be the greatest treasure in the world... The battle between Luffy and Doflamingo enters the final round. Luffy remains confident, but he'll need the aid of the people of Dressrosa if he is to have any hope of toppling this terrible tyrant. Can peace finally arrive for the long-suffering citizens of this island
Fate has led Natsu into a one-on-one showdown with Zeref! The Black Wizard finally begins to unravel the truth behind his plans with Natsu at the center. Shocked beyond belief, Natsu almost loses it...Meanwhile, Magnolia is submerged in chaos. In the South, the combined forces of Lamia Scale and Mermaid Heel are desperately toughing it out, while in the North, the allied forces of Saber Tooth and Blue Pegasus struggle to stand their ground. As the Wizard Sants gather in the East, a surprise guest swoops into the war between Zeref and Fairy Tail...How will the tides turn in this final battle
Barriers have existed to deny people the chance to compete athletically based on their race, ethnic background, or sex. Some athletes, through their courage and class, have broken down the barriers that have afflicted our society, and sometimes affected greater social change. Billie Jean King changed attitudes toward women and sports with one gigantic victory, fought for equal tournament purses for female tennis players, and started a foundation that promoted athletic opportunities for women
Hemophilia and other bleeding disorders loom over the lives of people with these conditions, and present constant danger. This book describes the condition and the genetic causes behind it, follows researchers on their path to scientific discovery, identifies people who have excelled despite having the problem, and tracks the latest treatments and research aimed at helping those living with it. Sidebars highlight medical breakthroughs and the people who made them
Affecting as many as 2.8 percent of adults and 1.6 percent of adolescents, binge eating disorder by consuming an excessive amount of calories regularly is the most common eating disorder. It often leads to obesity and disposes those with the disorder to serious health risks, including diabetes and heart disease. With the right support, however, binge eating can be conquered. This indispensable resource empowers readers affected by binge eating disorder to seek help and develop a healthy relationship with food. They will learn about the various psychological, physiological, and cultural causes and effects and the steps to developing a positive self-image. - Amazon.com
Approximately a half million U.S. teens struggle with eating disorders, according to the National Eating Disorders Association. The bodys transition from childhood to adulthood can be confusing and even traumatic. It is during adolescence that many of us develop negative body images, which can distort the way we see ourselves and our lives. Such negative images can affect our self-worth, our relationships, and our health. This valuable resource helps readers determine whether they have a negative body image, understand the roots and potential dangers of such thinking, and learn to overcome the problem and accept and celebrate their bodies. - Amazon.com
Young women and men struggling with body issues, as well as negative reinforcement from the media and even within their own families, will appreciate the honest and startling information provided in this book. From understanding what an eating disorder is and the effects of bulimia on the mind and body to help in ending the cycle, readers will get a full understanding of this disease. For those trying to help a loved one through the disease, there is also information on what to look for, how to talk to that person, and how to locate the help he or she needs
Some men and women in the armed forces shoot right to the top. Special Forces are the elite troops who work alone or in small teams on special and dangerous missions around the world. These high-caliber troops are the best of the best. Green Berets, Delta Force, Navy SEALs, and others perform and engage in secret unseen missions. From training programs and tests through the missions themselves, this book introduces readers to the adventurous and action-filled world of Special Forces, and highlights what it takes to be a part of this exclusive team
This high-interest book reveals the fascinating and secretive world of undercover operations. Many agencies utilize undercover agents, from local and state police to federal agencies like the CIA, the Secret Service, and the armed forces. Through engaging text, readers learn why there is a need to go undercover and the many clever ways operatives go deep undercover to get information from the enemy. Readers also discover how these agencies use cutting-edge technology to solve cases. Legendary undercover cases from around the world round out this exciting volume and keep readers turning the page
"Stan Sakai's samurai masterpiece returns in full force! In this volume, Miyamoto Usagi joins forces with a thief and a samurai to thwart a black market Ginseng trade; meets a fellow ronin who lost his arm in a duel, yet still has a trick up his sleeve; helps a tirelessly loyal samurai protect a priceless treasure; comes sword-to-sword with a brash European envoy; and escorts a bride-to-be to her fiancé, only to uncover a matrimonial assassination plot!"
"Before their military heroism in the Clone Wars, before their tragic battle on Mustafar, and many decades before their final confrontation on the Death Star, they were Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and his young Padawan, Anakin Skywalker. Now join them a few years into the "chosen one" Anakin's training. Teacher and student have grown closer over time, but it's been a difficult road. And things aren't about to get any easier. In fact, when they are called to a remote planet for assistance, the pair may be pushed to breaking point. As they find themselves stranded on a strange world of primitive technology and deadly natives, will they be able to save themselves? When war breaks out around them, master and Padawan will find themselves on opposite sides"--pg. 4 of cover
Wiz and Mug are back in action, and the action this time goes by the name of Beach Volleyball Wiz and Mug's adventures continue when a misunderstood teleportation spell accidentally drops them off in a ruined beach town. When the town's amphibious inhabitants confront Wiz and Mug with the revelation that the United Order of Mages may not be exactly what it seems, a new tournament begins In this sequel to the 2015 best-selling graphic novel, we ll also find out where young Wiz s story began and if you were to find out it was on a baseball diamond, would you really be surprised
In interweaving stories of sixteen-year-olds, modern-day Jesse tries to cope with the ramifications of her brother's death on 9/11, while in 2001, Alia, a Muslim, gets trapped in one of the Twin Towers and meets a boy who changes everything for her as flames rage around them
Follows fifteen-year-old Samantha Mather, who has moved to Salem with her stepmother 300 years after her family hanged witches there, to find she is ostracized by the witch descendants at school, as she unravels the lost secrets of the hangings and her family
Teen activist and trailblazer Jazz Jennings--named one of "The 25 most influential teens" of the year by Time--shares her very public transgender journey, as she inspires people to accept the differences in others while they embrace their own truths
The year was 1981. Just two months into his presidency, Ronald Reagan was shot after leaving a speaking engagement in Washington, D. C. The quick action of the Secret Service and medical professionals saved the president's life. Mere days after his near-death experience, Reagan's personal strength propelled him back into his presidential duties. Adapted from Bill O'Reilly's historical thriller Killing Reagan, with characteristically gripping storytelling, this story explores the events of the day Reagan was shot. From the scene of the shooting and the dramatic action of the Secret Service, to the FBI's interrogation of the shooter, the life-saving measures of the medical professionals and the president's extraordinary recovery, this is a page-turning account of an attempted assassination and its aftermath
Only Doctor Strange can protect our world from the darkness beyond - now, witness the full toll that constant struggle takes on Earth’s Sorcerer Supreme! Every spell cast comes at a cost, but what happens when Strange falls behind on his tab? Find out as the good doctor wakes up somewhere very odd, nearly naked - with no spell books, no weapons and no memory of how he got there...or why all the monsters are chasing him! And as a new visitor to Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum learns one wrong door can lead to oblivion, a magic circle of Strange’s friends and allies are about to face their greatest threat. Dark forces are destroying everything mystical in the multiverse, and their sights are set on this dimension. Magic’s days are numbered, and Doctor Strange is not ready
With the Witch of Doon on the throne, Jamie believed dead, and Duncan and Mackenna trapped in Alloway, Veronica puts her grief aside and prepares her remaining followers for an impending battle. But then she discovers that Jamie might be alive, fighting a battle of his own. Because the Brig o' Doon is destroyed and the portal fragmented, Kenna and Duncan must rebuild the bridge to have any chance of crossing back into Doon with their army. For Vee, Jamie, Kenna, and Duncan, saving their kingdom while keeping their lives intact will take a miracle
Every day in chemistry class, high school student and aspiring songwriter Lily Abbott is finding notes left to her by a mystery boy, love letters really, and she hopes they are from Lucas, a boy she is attracted to--so when she finds out they are really from, she is shocked and unsure about how to respond
Mana has always lived a normal life, albeit with an overprotective mother, until the day she comes home to find the house trashed and an alien in the garage. It turns out her mother is an alien hunter who has absconded with a piece of technology that everyone--human and alien--wants to get their hands on. When her mother's partner shows up and orders Mana to come with him, it may be up to Mana to save her mother--and the world
"Chronically sick and anxiety plagued Arman Dukoff runs away to attend a self-actualization retreat where he eventually discovers both a bloody corpse and a sense of self that was not what he bargained for."
"September accidentally crowned the Queen of Fairyland. But there are others who believe they have a fair and good claim on the throne, so there is a Royal Race whoever wins will seize the crown. Along the way, beloved characters including the Wyverary, A-Through-L, the boy Saturday, the changelings Hawthorn and Tamburlaine, the wombat Blunderbuss, and the gramophone Scratch are caught up in the madness. And September's parents have crossed the universe to find their daughter. Who will win? What will become of September, Saturday, and A-Through-L?"
In a world of drones and androids Zen Starling is a human thief, but mostly he just likes to ride the Interstellar Express, the sentient trains that travel through the K gates from planet to planet, something only the Guardians understand--but now the mysterious Raven wants him to steal the Pyxis, an object that could either open up a new gate, challenging the Guardians, or put the entire gate system, and the universe itself in danger
Junior year is going to be the best ever for slacker Mike until he loses his girlfriend, gets roped into school activities, and becomes totally confused about his sexual orientation after sharing a drunken kiss with a guy
"The highly anticipated third volume of the paranormal detective series perfect for "readers who enjoy Doctor Who, Supernatural, Grimm...and of course, Sherlock Holmes stories, and who are ready to say up into the wee hours." Jenny Cavanaugh, the ghostly landlord of 926 Augur Lane, has enlisted the services of her detective-agency tenants to solve a decade-old murder--her own. Abigail Rook and her eccentric employer, R. F. Jackaby, dive into the cold case, starting with a search for Jenny's fiancé, who went missing the night she died. But when a new, gruesome murder closely mirrors the events of ten years prior, Abigail and Jackaby realize that Jenny's case isn't so cold after all, and her killer may be far more dangerous than they suspected. Fantasy and folklore mix with mad science as Abigail's race to unravel the mystery leads her across the cold cobblestones of nineteenth-century New England, down to the mythical underworld, and deep into her colleagues' grim histories to battle the most deadly foe she has ever faced."
Nothing about Saitama passes the eyeball test when it comes to superheroes, from his lifeless expression to his bald head to his unimpressive physique. However, this average-looking guy has a not-so-average problem-he just can't seem to find an opponent strong enough to take on! When aliens invade Earth, a group of Class-S heroes finally finds a way to fight back and go on the offensive. Inside the enemy mother ship, Saitama fights Boros. Faced with the aliens frightful power, he decides to get serious! What is the Earths fate