Helbling Readers:

Dickens, Charles. Great Expectations

Als sich der arme Waisenknabe Pip in die schöne und reiche Estella verliebt, wagt er nicht einmal davon zu träumen, jemals selbst auch reich zu sein.
Eines Tages taucht der Anwalt Mr. Jaggers auf und teilt Pip mit, ein unbekannter Wohltäter würde für seine Ausbildung bezahlen. Pip geht nach London, wo er ein neues Leben als Gentleman beginnt.
Er macht sich große Hoffnungen nun endlich die Gunst Estellas zu gewinnen. Doch schon bald muss er feststellen, dass Geld nicht alles ist, was im Leben zählt.

Shelley, Mary. Frankenstein

Der junge Wissenschaftler Victor Frankenstein arbeitet wie besessen an seinem Projekt, menschliches Leben zu erschaffen.
Nach einer langwierigen Materialsuche und etlichen Arbeitstagen, in seinem Labor von der Außenwelt isoliert, gelingt Victor das Unmögliche.
Doch von seinem eigenen Meisterwerk angewidert, flüchtet er und überlässt das monströse Wesen sich selbst. Zurückgewiesen von ihrem eigenen Schöpfer und der gesamten Menschheit leidet die traurige Kreatur an Einsamkeit und sinnt nach Rache…


Bernes, Jennifer. The Naturals - Killer Instinct (Age 12-17)

A young girl has been murdered, her body displayed on the front lawn of her university campus. The killing is vicious - and terrifyingly familiar. Someone is copying the methods of one of the country's most infamous serial killers: Dean's father. Back at the Naturals HQ, Cassie, Dean, Michael, Lia and Sloane are dealing with a new FBI agent - and Agent Sterling is determined to keep them out of trouble. But Dean knows too much about his father's crimes not to get involved, and his fellow Naturals won't let him face this alone. But as the bodies mount up, the Naturals find themselves in a deadly dangerous race against time...

Harrington, K.A. Forget me (Age 12-17)

Morgan never minded her boyfriend Flynn’s dark and private nature. She found it mysterious and alluring. But now he’s dead, and she can’t move on. She feels much like her dying town, River’s End, with its overgrown amusement park and abandoned houses: once happy . . . now fading away.
Hoping for some closure, Morgan uploads her only picture of Flynn to the social media site FriendShare along with a note to say good-bye. But she’s shocked when the facial recognition software suggests she tag him as Evan Murphy. She’s never heard of Evan. A quick search reveals that he lives in a nearby town and looks exactly like Flynn. Same eyes, nose, jawline. Only this boy is very much alive. Digging through layers of secrets, Morgan questions everything she thought she knew about her town, her boyfriend, and even her parents’ involvement in this massive web of lies.

Martin, George R.R. A Game of Thrones - Book One of the Song of Ice and Fire

Long ago, in a time forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons out of balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister forces are massing beyond the kingdom’s protective Wall. To the south, the king’s powers are failing—his most trusted adviser dead under mysterious circumstances and his enemies emerging from the shadows of the throne. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the frozen land they were born to. Now Lord Eddard Stark is reluctantly summoned to serve as the king’s new Hand, an appointment that threatens to sunder not only his family but the kingdom itself.