Based On A True Story
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📒Based On A True Story ✍ Donald F. Stevens
✏Based on a True Story Book Summary : Combining history with discussions of dramatic cinema, Based on a True Story: Latin American History at the Movies examines how film has portrayed Latin America from the late fifteenth century to the present. The book opens with an introduction on the visual presentation of the past in the movies, while the rest of the book consists of essays that explore the best feature films on Latin America from the professional historian's perspective.
📒Catalina Based On A True Story ✍ Markus Orths
✏Catalina Based on a True Story Book Summary : Could a girl born in 17th century Spain ever become anything other than what is expected of her? Could she become, of all things, a man? One extraordinary woman could, and did.
📒False Victim ✍ Kathie Truitt
✏False Victim Book Summary : Julie Patterson is a former Miss Mississippi with a successful husband, two wonderful children, and the lavish life that many can only dream about. Her life becomes even better when her husband receives a long-awaited promotion and the family moves to a neighborhood near Washington DC. Julie quickly makes friends with neighbors, except for the woman who lives behind her, who simply stares without acknowledgment of Julie. After a while, though, the woman, Lynn, warms up to Julie, and the two form a fast friendship. But this friendship quickly turns strange as Julie learns of Lynn's propensity to lie for attention. She and her family also notice that Lynn has gotten the same car as Julie, has begun to dress like Julie, is getting a pool just like Julie, and is consistently attempting to one-up Julie. At first everyone brushes it off, but when one lie threatens Julie's family, she begins to realize Lynn has some unknown agenda, and Julie is her target. No one else takes it seriously, and many neighbors side with Lynn, even as the situation begins to spiral out of control, until one is found on the stand for attempted murder. Is Lynn a False Victim, or could Julie be guilty? Is there an end to the madness? Will the story end happily? You'll be on the edge of your seat as you await the answers in this gripping, psychological thriller based on a true story.
📒Based On A True Story ✍ James Choung
✏Based on a True Story Book Summary : Everybody likes a good story. Especially if it's based on true, real-life events. But what kind of story is compelling enough to transform your life? Can a story be powerful enough to change the whole world?
📒A Dancer On The Edge ✍ Paul Barlin
✏A Dancer on the Edge Book Summary : Fifteen year-old Jill is a talented dancer but a failing student, yet pretends to her mother Ellen that "school is fine." She continues to spend her time with parties and dating rather than study. One date goes too far and Jill is panicked about possible pregnancy. Jill continues her downhill slide until Ellen receives a letter from school that Jill will be suspended if she doesn't turn her grades around. Shocked, Ellen grounds Jill big time; no dance, no dates, no parties; only study until she passes her finals. But can that work with a teen-ager? Jill tries hard to get her life back on track but an old boyfriend tricks her away for an overnight. That's no way to study for a test. Will she ever get to pass her finals and dance again?
📒Based On A True Story ✍ Delphine de Vigan
✏Based on a True Story Book Summary : The international sensation that sold half a million copies in France and the subject of a new film by Roman Polanski: a chilling story about a friendship gone terrifyingly toxic. Winner of Le Prix Renaudot 2015 Winner of Le Prix Goncourt des Lycéens 2015 Overwhelmed by the huge success of her latest novel, exhausted and suffering from a crippling inability to write, Delphine meets L., who embodies everything Delphine has always secretly admired; she is a glittering image of feminine sophistication and spontaneity and she has an uncanny knack of always saying the right thing. Unusually intuitive, L. senses Delphine's vulnerability and slowly but deliberately carves herself a niche in the writer's life. However, as L. makes herself indispensable to Delphine, the intensity of this unexpected friendship manifests itself in increasingly sinister ways. As their lives become more and more entwined, L. threatens Delphine's identity, both as a writer and as an individual. This sophisticated psychological thriller skillfully blurs the line between fact and fiction, reality and artifice. Delphine de Vigan has crafted a terrifying, insidious, metafictional thriller; a haunting vision of seduction and betrayal; a book which in its hungering for truth implicates the reader, too-even as it holds us in its thrall.
📒War Games ✍ Audrey Couloumbis
✏War Games Book Summary : What were once just boys' games become matters of life and death as Petros and his older brother Zola each wonder if, like their resistance-fighter cousin, they too can make a difference in a Nazi-occupied Greece.
📒Buddy ✍ William Joyce
✏Buddy Book Summary : Get to know the gorilla who was raised like a human in this “captivating” (School Library Journal) picture book classic inspired by a true story from the brilliant mind that brought you The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. Gertrude Lintz loved animals. And she had dozens, never mind that she lived in New York City. But one baby was her favorite, and she took care of this baby just like any other mother would. Except there was one difference: The baby was actually a baby gorilla named Buddy. Gertrude raises Buddy like a civilized human, but can—or, rather, should—wild animals be civilized? Based on the true story of Gertrude Lintz, the most famous dog breeder of the 1930s, Buddy is a moving, high-spirited adventure about a gorilla’s life in the city, and how the urban jungle can’t really compare to a real one.
📒The Landlady ✍ David Quattrone
✏The Landlady Book Summary : Goliath, an oversized Doberman pinscher, and his owner working on construction need to find a place to live in Long Island. This would not be an easy task considering the dogs fierce and vicious appearance, not too many people were willing to rent their apartments out to a man with a dog like that. Throughout their journey the pair meet different people who all had the same answer-no. Finally, a ray of hope was found in a little Puerto Rican lady from suburban Port Jefferson, Long Island who agrees to take Goliath in also in exchange for some help on her aging house that was in dire need of repair. With their newly found ray of hope, they knew little of the never ending, twisting, and turning road into a deeper madness awaiting them.
📒Based On A True Story ✍ Christopher Holdsworth
✏Based on a True Story Book Summary : A giant spider, cannibals, and a vast chessboard are some of the obstacles Zed and his companion must face in their journey to reach an unknown treasure hidden deep within a mountain range in Peru. Zed is astounded when he meets a Genie and is offered the chance to travel through time and witness prominent events; Adam and Eve created for food, EDEN constructed in space, and the ultimate collision that shaped the Earth and its inhabitants.