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East Grand Forks Campbell Library Junior NESS (Text) 505088 Junior Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0763676187 (paperback)
  • ISBN: 9780763676186 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: 512 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: Second U. S. paperback edition.
  • Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2014.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Followed by: The Ask and the Answer.
Includes bonus short story, "The new world" a Chaos walking story.
Formatted Contents Note:
Knife of never letting go -- New world
Summary, etc.:
Todd Hewitt is the only boy in a town of men. Ever since the settlers were infected with the Noise germ, Todd can hear everything the men think, and they hear everything he thinks. Todd is just a month away from becoming a man, but in the midst of the cacophony, he knows that the town is hiding something from him — something so awful Todd is forced to flee with only his dog, whose simple, loyal voice he hears too. With hostile men from the town in pursuit, the two stumble upon a strange and eerily silent creature: a girl. Who is she? Why wasn't she killed by the germ like all the females on New World? Pursued by power-hungry Prentiss and mad minister Aaron, young Todd and Viola set out across New World searching for answers about his colony's true past and seeking a way to warn the ship bringing hopeful settlers from Old World.  Propelled by Todd's gritty narration, readers are in for a white-knuckle journey in which a boy on the cusp of manhood must unlearn everything he knows in order to figure out who he truly is.
Target Audience Note:
Young Adult
860 Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning UG 4.4 16
Accelerated Reader 4.4
Reading Counts! 5.6
Subject: Social problems > Juvenile fiction.
Dogs > Juvenile fiction.
Human-animal relationships > Juvenile fiction.
Space colonies > Juvenile fiction.
Telepathy > Juvenile fiction.
Social problems > Fiction.
Telepathy > Fiction.
Human-animal communication > Fiction.
Space colonies > Fiction.
Science fiction.

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