When Caleb Becker gets convicted after drunk
driving from a party and hit and running over Maggie Armstrong, he gets sent to
juvenile detention for a year. Meanwhile, Maggie has to have painful months of
physical therapy, but afterwards, she still has a limp. Her social life and her
scholarship have both been destroyed.
Meanwhile, after a year in Juvie, Caleb is
finally released, but he still needs to put up with the endless nagging of his
transitional officer, and the eyes of the entire town. Coming home should have
felt differently, but now, his family, ex-girlfriend, Kendra, and his friends
all seem like strangers.
Together, Caleb and Maggie find strength and
comfort from each other, relying on other to make each other stronger. Then the
truth of the accident emerges, and then everything changes. After a prompting
from his transitional officer, and changes of events in his life, Caleb decides
to run away for good… (Continued in Return
Return to Paradise
Nothing lasts forever
Caleb Becker left Paradise Ohio 8 months ago, taking
with him a promise that he promised he would take to his grave. If the truth
got out, it would ruin everything.
Maggie Armstrong tried to be strong when Caleb left
suddenly. He broke her heart and managed to convince herself that she had moved
on. She was determined to start over and live a new life.
But Maggie and Caleb meet again at a rehabilitation
program especially designed for drunk driving; there they share their
experiences to young adolescents and Juvie prisoners. They try to deny the
passion still between them but buried feelings resurface and Caleb finds
himself to reveal the secret of the night of the accident or not their
relationship will always be separated by the secret.
It's hard to believe that summer is almost over! To get in the "back to school spirit,"and for a chance to win some additional prizes, get your creative and artistic juices flowing for this end of summer bookmark contest.
Contest: Design a bookmark using the theme "Teens Read Too!" Post your design to the blog, or bring in a paper entry to any branch of the Richmond Public Library no later than August 30th. Winners will be announced in early September.
Prizes: Your choice of passes to the Capilano Suspension Bridge, West Richmond Pitch and Putt or to the Richmond Go-Karts as well as copies of your bookmark design.
I noticed his eyes. They were blue, sharp and intense. Despite the youthful glows of his suntanned face, his eyes were cold and unfriendly, suggesting he had great experience in the world and was now expecting the worst.
In her seventeenth year, Princess Alera of Hytanica faces one duty: to marry the man who will be king. But her father's choice of suitor fills her with despair.When the palace guard captures and intruder—a boy her age with steel-blue eyes, hailing from her kingdom's greatest enemy—Alera is alarmed…and intrigued. But she could not have guessed that their clandestine meetings would unveil the dark legacy shadowing both their lands.In this mystical world of court conspiracies and blood magic, loyalties will be tested. Courage won't be enough. And as the battle begins for everything Alera holds dear, love may be the downfall of a kingdom.