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Lana Krumwiede
Candlewick Press
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As the powerless and the powerful clash, allies and enemies are not always who they seem to be in this dynamic sequel to the dystopian novel Freakling.

Having used his unique connection with the Heart of the Earth to terminate the use of psi, or telekinesis, in the secluded city of Deliverance, twelve-year-old Taemon bears the burden of responsibility for the fate of its people. With society in disarray, his family missing, and tensions looming with the mysterious Republik, Taemon confronts the startling discovery that he alone can still use psi - and that it comes with a price. In an attempt to find his father and prevent war, Taemon and his friend Amma set out on a dangerous journey to the Republik. But what they find there is far from what they expected, and Taemon's understanding of the world is challenged. Will his psi and his courage be enough to conquer the obstacles standing in the way of peace?

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Lana Krumwiede is the author of Freakling and has published numerous short stories, poems, and articles in various publications. She lives in Virginia.

[A] ... story and character development that can be enjoyed by fans of dystopia whether or not they've read the first installment.
-Kirkus Reviews

The political machinations of the previous book are set aside in favor of an adventure story that sets the stage for the final volume in this original dystopian trilogy.
-Booklist Online

Readers who liked the breakneck pacing of the first book will not be disappointed in this one. The action never flags, leaving little time for character development or introspection, which just might appeal to reluctant readers. ... Krumwiede has done a masterful job of creating and sustaining suspense.
-School Library Journal

Readers who like fantasy, and especially those who were fans of the first novel, will enjoy this one. The end wraps up nicely with a moment of peace, but it is clear that war is on the horizon for Taemon and his people.

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Exiles - Juvenile fiction.|Psychokinesis - Juvenile fiction.|Interpersonal relations - Juvenile fiction.|Prejudices - Juvenile fiction.
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