Recommended for Readers in Grades 9 or 10 and up
2013 - Printz Honor Book
2013 - Edgar Award Winner
2013 - Amelia Bloomer Award
The narrative is a bit complex, jumping around in time and assigning multiple names to the same characters. In the beginning, it feels like historical fiction that leans toward action-adventure, and then the plot takes on a thriller tone. It's a unique story and difficult to categorize. This is a clever and complex tale; the kind you want to re-read after you've finished so that you can appreciate all the details you missed as you zoomed through the action-packed pages the first time through.
Note for advanced readers: some mature content
Class structure recommendation: Independent Reading
Book club possibility - readers will want to talk about it! - but difficult to manage spoilers for readers at different paces
The best discussion questions, of course, are generated by and contemplated by readers. These questions are designed to avoid major spoilers about the book, and to provide a starting point for teachers, parents, and student reading groups.
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