Mothers, Daughters, Braces

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Author: Catherine Aimes

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1387120859

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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"Mothers, Daughters, Braces" – the orthodontic epic of our times. Alexis is one of the millions of kids who needs braces – but Alexis is dead set against getting them. Most of the time, her mother Rachel likes how her daughter takes after her, but this is one time when she doesn’t. Rachel refused to get braces when she was Alexis’s age, so how can she convince her daughter to do what is necessary now? Having braces seems so simple, but it can be so difficult. In facing orthodontic adversity together, Alexis and her mother chart their own special course – but it’s a story that everyone who has had braces, or has a loved one going through orthodontic treatment can relate to. From the discomfort and embarrassment of having them to the gratifying relief of the perfect, straight teeth at the end of the long road – and all the mixed feelings in between! – "Mothers, Daughters, Braces" candidly conveys the full range of experiences and emotions every orthodontic patient faces.

Mothers, Daughters, Braces

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Author: Catherine Aimes

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1387120859

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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"Mothers, Daughters, Braces" – the orthodontic epic of our times. Alexis is one of the millions of kids who needs braces – but Alexis is dead set against getting them. Most of the time, her mother Rachel likes how her daughter takes after her, but this is one time when she doesn’t. Rachel refused to get braces when she was Alexis’s age, so how can she convince her daughter to do what is necessary now? Having braces seems so simple, but it can be so difficult. In facing orthodontic adversity together, Alexis and her mother chart their own special course – but it’s a story that everyone who has had braces, or has a loved one going through orthodontic treatment can relate to. From the discomfort and embarrassment of having them to the gratifying relief of the perfect, straight teeth at the end of the long road – and all the mixed feelings in between! – "Mothers, Daughters, Braces" candidly conveys the full range of experiences and emotions every orthodontic patient faces.

Brooke in Braces

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Author: Cathy Aimes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781365158940

Category: Fiction

Page: 302

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"Brooke in Braces" isn't a story about a girl who happens to have braces - it's a story about having braces. It's a timeless tale for everyone who might be getting them, and for everyone who already has and who can relate! Readers experience it all through Brooke's eyes - the anxiety, the aches, the pains, the joy, the embarrassments, the pride, the annoyances, the delights - as she recounts what it feels like, and what she's feeling, every step along the bracing way. Catherine Aimes has been writing popular orthodontic fiction for years, but "Brooke in Braces: A Very Personal History of One Girl's Life and Times and Experiences with Braces" is her first novel written specially for kids and teens who are facing or have braces.

Braced in Wedlock

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Author: Catherine Aimes

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781329095939

Category: Fiction

Page: 345

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Walter is the man of Lauren's dreams. They fall passionately in love and nothing stands in the way of a happy life together - except for the one demand Walter has. He insists that the woman he will spend the rest of his life with get braces. And that she remain braced, evermore. Is he asking too much? Is he asking the impossible? Lauren reacts like anyone would - the idea is ridiculous! - but Walter won't budge. Who will give in? Or was their love simply not meant to be? What would it mean to face a life sentence of braces? Lauren faces the biggest decisions of her life. Will she ultimately find herself Braced in Wedlock? Could she take that terrifying step? And if she does, what are the consequences? Walter enlists Dr.Samantha Wrighting and her enthusiastically braced daughter, Natalie, to help guide the love of his life through this process - but it's still so incredibly much to ask of anyone. Can love and braces possibly triumph?

Oral Infections and General Health

From Molecule to Chairside

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Author: Anne Marie Lynge Pedersen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319250914

Category: Medical

Page: 149

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​This book provides a wide-ranging update on the associations between oral infections and general health. Detailed consideration is given to the underlying mechanisms or pathways linking oral infections to general health, including metastatic spread of infection from the oral cavity as a result of transient bacteremia, metastatic injury from the effects of circulating oral microbial toxins, and metastatic inflammation caused by immunological dysfunction induced by oral microorganisms. The book also reviews the complex structure and development of oral biofilms in health and disease, and the molecular tools that are currently available for their analysis. The advantages and limitations of such techniques, as well as their impact on the future of diagnostics, prevention and patient management, are discussed.

A Fierce and Subtle Poison

Special Preview - The First 5 Chapters plus Bonus Material

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Author: Samantha Mabry

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1616206748

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 56

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SPECIAL PREVIEW! In this stunning debut, legends collide with reality when a boy is swept into the magical, dangerous world of a girl filled with poison. Everyone knows the legends about the cursed girl--Isabel, the one the senoras whisper about. They say she has green skin and grass for hair, and she feeds on the poisonous plants that fill her family’s Caribbean island garden. Some say she can grant wishes; some say her touch can kill. Seventeen-year-old Lucas lives on the mainland most of the year but spends summers with his hotel-developer father in Puerto Rico. He’s grown up hearing stories about the cursed girl, and he wants to believe in Isabel and her magic. When letters from Isabel begin mysteriously appearing in his room the same day his new girlfriend disappears, Lucas turns to Isabel for answers--and finds himself lured into her strange and enchanted world. But time is running out for the girl filled with poison, and the more entangled Lucas becomes with Isabel, the less certain he is of escaping with his own life. A Fierce and Subtle Poison beautifully blends magical realism with a page-turning mystery and a dark, starcrossed romance--all delivered in lush, urgent prose. “A breathtaking story in which myths come to frightening life and buried wishes might actually come true. This is a hypnotic debut by a remarkable talent.” —Nova Ren Suma, author of The Walls Around Us and Imaginary Girls

The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation

An Easy-to-Use Guide with Clear Rules, Real-World Examples, and Reproducible Quizzes

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Author: Jane Straus,Lester Kaufman,Tom Stern

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118790324

Category: Education

Page: 224

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A revised and updated new edition of the bestselling workbook and grammar guide The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation is a concise, entertaining workbook and guide to English grammar, punctuation, and usage. This user-friendly resource includes simple explanations of grammar, punctuation, and usage; scores of helpful examples; dozens of reproducible worksheets; and pre- and post-tests to help teach grammar to students of all ages. Appropriate for virtually any age range, this authoritative guide makes learning English grammar and usage simple and fun. This updated Eleventh Edition reflects the latest updates to English usage and grammar and features a fully revised two-color design and lay-flat binding for easy photocopying. Clear and concise, easy-to-follow, offering "just the facts" Fully updated to reflect the latest rules in grammar and usage along with new quizzes Ideal for students from seventh grade through adulthood in the US and abroad For anyone who wants to understand the major rules and subtle guidelines of English grammar and usage, The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation offers comprehensive, straightforward instruction.

Daughters of Ruin

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Author: K. D. Castner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481436651

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

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As a war begins, four princesses of enemy kingdoms who were raised as sisters must decide where their loyalties lie: to their kingdoms, or to each other.

Sleepwalking in Daylight

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Author: Elizabeth Flock

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 1426829388

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Once defined by her career and independence, stay-at-home mom Samantha Friedman finds that her days have been reduced to errands, car pools and suburban gossip. What was an easy decision for Sam years ago has become a nagging awareness that this life was her choice. Now she deals with a husband who shows up for dinner but is too preoccupied for conversation, and a daughter swathed in black clothing and Goth makeup who won't talk at all. Believing she's an adopted mistake, seventeen-year-old Cammy has fallen into sex and drugs and pours herself into a journal filled with poetry and pain. On parallel paths, mother and daughter indulge in desperate, furtive escapism—for Sam, a heady affair with her supposed soul mate, fueled by clandestine coffee dates and the desire to feel something; for Cammy, a secretive search for her birth mother punctuated by pills, pot and the need to feel absolutely nothing.

Braced for Seduction

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Author: Catherine Aimes

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781387234042

Category: Fiction

Page: 140

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Just another lazy weekend before high school starts. Caroline's mother invites an old friend from college over - and she brings her son Charles with her. He's sixteen, a year older than Caroline, and Caroline doesn't know what to expect. She certainly doesn't expect him to have braces - but he does. He's everything she likes in a boy. He's even good-looking, if you can look past the braces. But Caroline doesn't think she can. At least the moms don't have to worry that they would get up to anything if the two teens are left at home by themselves.... Caroline used to have braces too, but she likes to believe that the retainers which she now only has to wear at night, unseen by anyone else, are her last, well-hidden reminders of that experience. But as she gets to know Charles better she begins to see his braces in a new light, and opens up to him about her own experiences. Over this common ground they find themselves drawn closer together - but how close can they get? Are they...Braced for Seduction?

Braced

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Author: Alyson Gerber

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545907632

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

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Rachel Brooks is excited for the new school year. She's finally earned a place as a forward on her soccer team. Her best friends make everything fun. And she really likes Tate, and she's pretty sure he likes her back. After one last appointment with her scoliosis doctor, this will be her best year yet. Then the doctor delivers some terrible news: The sideways curve in Rachel's spine has gotten worse, and she needs to wear a back brace twenty-three hours a day. The brace wraps her in hard plastic from shoulder blades to hips. It changes how her clothes fit, how she kicks a ball, and how everyone sees her -- even her friends and Tate. But as Rachel confronts all the challenges the brace presents, the biggest change of all may lie in how she sees herself. Written by a debut author who wore a brace of her own, IBraced/I is the inspiring, heartfelt story of a girl learning to manage the many curves life throws her way.

Retainer Girl

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Author: Catherine Aimes

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1411681649

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 140

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Even when the braces come off, there are still retainers to deal with. Lauren gets hers just before her 15th birthday and in Retainer Girl describes the adjustments she has to make on what is one more step along the way to growing up - and getting and keeping her perfect smile. [Because Retainer Girl involves some exaggeration and fantasy about orthodontic treatment it may be unsuitable for younger or particularly impressionable readers who have not visited an actual orthodontist.]

Girl Online

The First Novel by Zoella

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Author: Zoe Sugg

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476797463

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

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From award-winning YouTube sensation Zoe Sugg, popularly known as Zoella, comes her New York Times bestselling debut young adult novel, which perfectly captures what it means to grow up and fall in love in today’s digital world. I have this dream that, secretly, all teenage girls feel exactly like me. And maybe one day, when we realize that we all feel the same, we can all stop pretending we’re something we’re not… But until that day, I’m going to keep it real on this blog and keep it unreal in real life. Penny has a secret. Under the alias GirlOnline, Penny blogs her hidden feelings about friendship, boys, high school drama, her crazy family, and the panic attacks that have begun to take over her life. When things go from bad to worse at school, her parents accept an opportunity to whisk the family away for Christmas at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. There, Penny meets Noah, a gorgeous, guitar-strumming American. Suddenly she is falling in love—and capturing every moment she spends with "Brooklyn Boy" on her blog. But Noah has a secret, too, one that threatens to ruin Penny’s cover—and her closest friendship—forever.

The Braced Experience

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Author: Catherine Aimes

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781430313984

Category: Fiction

Page: 228

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A collection of ten orthodontic stories, these case studies from the offices of Dr. Samantha Wrighting each describe The Braced Experience. Meet a whole gallery of patients from Dr.Wrighting's practice: girls just beginning their orthodontic treatment and those looking back on it years after they're done with it, girls dealing with headgear and functional appliances and plain old braces too. The Braced Experience includes the stories: Best Friends - Teasing Lessons - My Nightbrace - School Dance Dreams - Holding On - Braces are Beautiful - Bunk HG HQ - The Girl of his Dreams - Reactions - In Another Orthodontist's Hands. [Because The Braced Experience involves some exaggeration and fantasy about orthodontic treatment it may be unsuitable for younger or particularly impressionable readers who have not visited an actual orthodontist.] The Braced Experience is the third book in the Dr.Samantha Wrighting-series from Intraoral Press (www.intraoralpress.com).

Braces and Beyond

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Author: Catherine Aimes

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1329850211

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Like many kids, Courtney had braces. The impression it made on her lingered, but only when she gets an unusual inheritance from her grandmother can she fully explore what having braces means. In "Braces and Beyond", Courtney finds a portal to as many other worlds as she wants – but there's one above all others that she keeps getting drawn back to.

The Inexplicable Logic of My Life

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Author: Benjamin Alire Saenz

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544583523

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 464

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“Friendships, family, grief, joy, rage, faith, doubt, poetry, and love—this complex and sensitive book has room for every aspect of growing up!”—Margarita Engle, Newbery Honor–Winning author of The Surrender Tree Sal used to know his place with his adoptive gay father, their loving Mexican American family, and his best friend, Samantha. But it’s senior year, and suddenly Sal is throwing punches, questioning everything, and realizing he no longer knows himself. If Sal’s not who he thought he was, who is he? This humor-infused, warmly humane look at universal questions of belonging is a triumph.

The Weight of Winter

A Novel

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Author: Cathie Pelletier

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402294883

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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Winner of the New England Book Award"Cathie Pelletier generates the sort of excitement that only writers at the very top of their form can provide."-Stephen King Welcome to Mattagash, Maine, a small, quirky town where everyone's personal lives are as entwined as their family trees. On the day of the first snowfall, the residents brace themselves for the long winter ahead. Mere survival will be hard; dealing with each other is another story. As winter settles in, various Mattagashians careen from conundrum to conundrum, trying to save dying small businesses, caring for crabby loved ones, and cruising through town, stirring up gossip any way they can get it. Through it all, 107-year old Mathilda Fennelson reflects on her life as the town's oldest resident, born the year Mattagash was founded. Through her dreams and memories, she reveals the scrappy, strange, and earnest pioneer history of these people weighed down by their own existence. At once funny, insightful, and heartbreaking, The Weight of Winter is a perfect for fans of Olive Kitteridge (Elizabeth Strout), The Language of Flowers (Vanessa Diffenbaugh), and The Good House (Ann Leary) who will fall in love with Mattagash and its people. More from Mattagash, Maine: The Funeral Makers (Book 1): Mattagash, Maine: a quiet town rocked by scandal, seduction, mayhem, blackmail, and the only recorded case of beriberi on the entire North American continent! Wedding on the Banks (Book 2): Amy Joy Lawler just announced her engagement-to an outsider! The Weight of Winter (Book 3) The One-Way Bridge (Book 4): Return to Mattagash-the anything but tranquil town where a mysterious dead body has just been found in the woods. What readers are saying about The Weight of Winter "While wildly funny at time, The Weight of Winter is a much darker and even more compelling novel than was the first book in the series." "Wonderfully written with humor, yet extremely hard-hitting." "This was one of those books that I looked forward to falling back into each time I picked it up, and each time, it felt like going home." What reviewers are saying about The Weight of Winter "Pelletier's ear for dialogue is exceptional, and her characters' interior monologues, what they think but don't say, are subversive, humorous and heartbreaking."-Publishers Weekly "Frequently funny and always poignant, it is a chronicle of past and present times, detailing lost dreams, found meaning, and echoing the sins of generations."-Library Journal What people are saying about Cathie Pelletier "Nobody walks the knife-edge of hilarity and heartbreak more confidently than Cathie Pelletier."— Richard Russo, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls "It is Pelletier's gift to be able to coax the drama from stony ground without artifice or sentimentality."-Boston Globe "An ambitious, fearless novelist."-The Washington Post "Cathie does a wonderful job of capturing [her characters'] moods and loves and losses, and yearnings...Her writing is lovely and so descriptive"— Annie Philbrick, Bank Square Books, Mystic, CT "Sharp stuff...Her sentences are powerful and unique as snowflakes."-New York Times

Love and Braces

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Author: Catherine Aimes

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781430319245

Category: Fiction

Page: 292

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Sylvia's father is a dentist, and her one big act of teen rebellion was to refuse to get braces. Now that she has finished college there's more pressure on her to finally get them, and when her parents offer to pay for them she agrees to get braces after all. Love and Braces follows her through the whole ordeal, and tries to answer the question of whether or not it is possible to have both love and braces. Love and Braces is the second in the series of Dr.Samantha Wrighting novels.

A Daughter of the Land

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Author: Gene Stratton-Porter

Publisher: Applewood Books

ISBN: 1429044543

Category: Fiction

Page: 488

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The main character in this story of a young woman's ambition to own and cultivate a large farm is Kate Bates, another Gene Stratton-Porter unsung hero. As the youngest child, and female, in a large properous farm family, she has been designated as her mother's helper in old age. Kate finds this unfair since all of her brothers have been given land and the older sisters sent to teaching training. With the help of a nephew and sister-in-law, she defies her parents, becomes a teacher, and leaves home. After rejecting the easy path to her dream of owning her own farm, she suffers through a bad marriage but ultimately acquires her land and achieves happiness.

Slut!

Growing Up Female with a Bad Reputation

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Author: Leora Tanenbaum

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060957409

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Girls may be called "sluts" for any number of reasons, including being outsiders, early developers, victims of rape, targets of others' revenge. Often the labels has nothing to do with sex -- the girls simply do not fit in. An important account of the lives of these young women, Slut! weaves together powerful oral histories of girls and women who finally overcame their sexual labels with a cogent analysis of the underlying problem of sexual stereotyping. Author Leora Tanenbaum herself was labeled a slut in high school. The confessional article she wrote for Seventeen about the experience caused a sensation and led her to write this book.