Die schüchterne Franky muss sich, mehr noch als andere Teenager, mit Loyalitätskonflikten in ihrer Familie und mit Wahrheitsfindung auseinandersetzen. Um mit dem Zerplatzen der Familienidylle fertig zu werden, erfindet sie ihr mutiges und scharfsinniges Alter Ego ´´Freaky Green Eyes´´. Oates beleuchtet in diesem Jugendroman die psychologischen Abgründe der beteiligten Personen. Empfohlen für das 9. bis 11. Schuljahr.
´´Later, I would think of it as crossing over. From a known territory into an unknown. From a place where people know you to a place where people only think they know you.´´ Sometimes Franky Pierson has a hard time dealing with life. Like when her parents separate and her mother vanishes, Franky wants to believe that her mom has simply pulled a disappearing act. Yet deep within herself, a secret part of her she calls Freaky Green Eyes knows that something is terribly wrong. And only Freaky can open Franky´s eyes to the truth.
Look out Sin City, here comes the Mystic Caravan Circus. The city that never sleeps has something lurking in the darkness and Poet Parker can´t decide if it´s friend or foe. The rich history of the area comes into play when research uncovers a mine disaster more than 100 years in the past...and a tragic outcome that still haunts the locale to this day. Between dust storms bringing forth a creature with glowing red eyes, screams in the desert and Poet´s increasing conviction that they´re not alone, the team has their hands full. That´s on top of the fact that Max decides now is the time to make his move and get to know his son - who also happens to be Poet´s boyfriend - in a new light and the unwelcome realization that Luke has seemingly become obsessed with gambling. Poet´s attention is split in numerous directions, although Luke´s quagmire is closest to her heart. She wants to help her best friend, even as he spirals out of control. He´s not the same best friend she´s spent the past few years loving, but she´s determined to get him back...even if it means facing off with some of Las Vegas´ most perilous residents. The mystical world of the circus is due to collide with the dangerous underbelly of the gambling world and the two sides might not be as far apart as they initially assume. When the dust storm settles - and the final battle is upon them - more than one person will be in danger...and Poet will have to make a hard choice to protect those she loves while sacrificing someone else to the unending darkness. It´s the ultimate game, but money isn´t the only thing at risk. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Caitlin Kelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/097488/bk_acx0_097488_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Mystic Caravan Circus is a place of magic and mayhem. Unfortunately for Poet Parker these days, it´s also packed full of lies. It´s been more than a week since she found out an unsightly secret: Her boss Max is her boyfriend´s father. Despite giving Max an ultimatum, he´s yet to tell Kade Denton the truth, and that´s left Parker in a sticky situation. When the circus goes to Nebraska, Poet can´t dwell on her personal problems for long because a body is found in a nearby field and it´s missing arms, legs and eyes. Everyone agrees there´s something off about the death - other than the obvious that is. But no one can figure out what kind of force the folks of Mystic Caravan are facing off with next. Between the emotional distress, her best friend Luke threatening to release embarrassing photographs, and a local police presence that is suspicious, Poet has her hands full. That´s on top of a new clown that makes everyone suspect he´s up to no good even as he leaves the female population salivating. The clues come together slowly, and when the end comes, the enemy is someone no one saw coming. What happens when the face of evil looks like a victim? And, more importantly, what happens when all of the lies are eradicated and Poet is stripped bare and forced to tell the truth? It´s another fun-filled outing for the Mystic Caravan Circus - as long as everyone survives to see another day, that is. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Caitlin Kelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/065474/bk_acx0_065474_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.