Mark Millar and John Romita's mega-selling series returns for its final story! Hit-Girl is in jail, leaving Kick-Ass to lead the super hero team Justice Forever.
But super heroes have been outlawed, leaving Kick-Ass to dodge both cops and some terrifying new foes! For the first time, Kick-Ass is beginning to have doubts. Is he in too deep to get out?
In Getting Married, Carrie Yodanis and Sean Lauer examine the social rules and expectations that shape our most personal relationships. How do couples get together? How do people act when they're married? What happens when they're not? Public factors influence our private relationships. From getting engaged to breaking up, social rules and expectations shape and constrain whom we select as a spouse, when and why we decide to get married, and how we arrange our relationships day to day. While this book is about marriage, it is also about sociology. Yodanis and Lauer use the case of marriage to explore a sociological perspective. Getting Married will bring together students' academic and social worlds by applying sociology to the things they are thinking about and experiencing outside of the classroom. This book is a useful tool for many sociology courses, including those on family, gender, and introduction to sociology.
Att skriva böcker som barn och unga vill läsa det är både lockande och svårt. Hur gör man? Vad är egentligen skillnaden mellan att skriva för vuxna och för barn? Finns det något man inte kan skriva om när man har unga som målgrupp?
Så skriver du för unga är den första handboken som riktar sig till dig som vill skriva skönlitterärt för unga läsare. Här guidar författaren och skrivläraren Ylva Carlsdotter Wallin dig in i barnlitteraturens värld, delar med sig av skrivverktyg, inspiration och tips, hela vägen från manusidé tills det är dags att kontakta ett förlag.
Hon ger konkreta råd kring allt från persongestaltning, dramaturgi och vanliga nybörjarfel till hur man hanterar skrivkramp. Här finns dessutom en mängd skrivövningar att utgå ifrån.
I boken får vi också ta del av tankar och idéer från barnlitteraturforskare och framgångsrika författare som Martin Widmark (LasseMajas detektivbyrå), Lena och Olof Landström (Bu och Bä) och Jenny Jägerfeld (Här ligger jag och blöder).
When Sidney Vanoven is sent to occupied Japan, in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War, it is his dream posting. By day, he works in the censor's office watching Japanese films at night he immerses himself in the sensual pleasures of Tokyo. His job leads him into the circle of the beautiful film star Shirley Yamaguchi, a passionate and indomitable woman, whose wartime secrets hint at deception and betrayal. As he learns more of her story it seems to echo Japan's own dark secret. In The China Lover, Ian Buruma has created an exhilarating saga of war-torn Japan that is epic in scale, richly imagined and vividly populated. It is quite simply unforgettable.
Book 11 in the phenomenally bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series is out now! The pressure's really piling up on Greg Heffley. His mom thinks video games are turning his brain to mush, so she wants her son to put down the controller and explore his 'creative side'. As if that's not scary enough, Halloween's just around the corner and the frights are coming at Greg from every angle. When Greg discovers a bag of gummy worms, it sparks an idea. Can he get his mom off his back by making a movie ...and will he become rich and famous in the process? Or will doubling down on this plan just double Greg's troubles?
At St. Stephen's Academy, the students are on the verge of revolt. While the younger boys plot an insurrection, the older ones are preoccupied with sneaking out-of-bounds, thrashing each other, tearing each other's clothes off or some combination of the three.
Morgan Wilberforce, for one, can't take it any longer. Everything he touches turns to disaster in his desperate attempts to fight off desire, boredom, and angst. He knocks himself unconscious tackling the unattainable Spaulding on the rugby pitch, his headmaster detests him for crimes committed years ago, and even his closest friends are subjecting him to physical tortures normally reserved for juniors. And when an accident at the boarding school leaves Wilberforce with more suffering than he could have fathomed, he finds himself alone and adrift. Stylishly inventive, Wilberforce is an indelible portrait of a young man caught between lust and cruelty, grief and God, frustrated love and abject longing and a tour de force that heralds the arrival of a brilliant novelist.