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Title:
Race the Night
ISBN:
9781484787496
Publication Information:
Disney PR / Hyperion Children's Books 2017/09
General Note:
[Paperback]

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Summary

Summary

"[A] moving tale of resilience, hope, and the meaning of family." -School Library Journal (starred review) Without you, there'd be no hope for the world. Because you are the whole world.

That's what Teacher says, and twelve-year-old Eider knows she's right. The world ended long ago, and the desert ranch is the only thing left. Still, Eider's thoughts keep wandering Beyond the fence. Beyond the pleated earth and scraggly brush and tedious daily lessons. Eider can't help wishing for something more -like the stories in the fairytale book she hides in the storage room. Like the secret papers she collects from the world Before. Like her little sister who never really existed.

When Teacher announces a new kind of lesson, Eider and the other kids are confused. Teacher says she needs to test their specialness-the reason they were saved from the end of the world. But seeing in the dark? Reading minds? As the kids struggle to complete Teacher's challenges, they also start to ask questions. Questions about their life on the desert ranch, about Before and Beyond, about everything Teacher has told them. But the thing about questions-they can be dangerous.

This moving novel-equal parts hope and heartbreak-traces one girl's journey for truth and meaning, from the smallest slip of paper to the deepest understanding of family. The world may have ended for the kids of the desert ranch . . . but that's only the beginning.


Author Notes

Kirsten Hubbard is the author of middle grade novel Watch the Sky and two YA novels from Delacorte, Wanderlove and Like Mandarin . She also co-founded the popular blog YA Highway ( www.yahighway.com ) and she holds a BA in writing from UCSD. Kirsten lives in Los Angeles, California. Visit her online at www.kirstenhubbard.com or on Twitter @KirstenHubbard.


Reviews 1

Horn Book Review

Eider and four other children are isolated on a desert compound, told by "Teacher" that the world has ended. With found objects, and her memories of a lost sister, Eider begins to question Teacher's authority and mission, and dares to explore beyond her known world. This companion to Watch the Sky is a hopeful, suspenseful story of survival and faith. (c) Copyright 2017. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.