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2009 Rainbow List Nominee

On Resource Link's Best of 2008 List Sometimes it's harder to kill than pod might think.

I crouch in the dark, stare into the manimal's shining eyes.

It blinks right at me. It shakes in fear. Its thrumping furred chest quickens my own pulse. The thing wave-sends a sonic roll of pure emo: terror, disbelief, and a wee glimmer of hope...

Rustle is a young scout in a tight-knit female warrior group of five. They're trained to be aggressive, quick thinking, obedient-though for what exact purpose they couldn't quite tell you. But somehow the group is falling apart now. The leader Shona turns out to be a traitor to them. Roku has disappeared. Rustle has failed to show her killing skills in a crucial test of courage, and is feeling quite separate from the others. Loo is a true warrior, ready and able for action of the most extreme kind, though Rustle's private yen for her has not dimmed. Solomon, the healer of the group, is a steady hand, but not even her stability can save them.

So when their StarPod is transported to the Living Lab, they all know that it's time to make a run for it, or else they'll be deplugged - finished, dead. It takes a lot of wit and energy, but eventually they make it to the outside of the great mountain where they've been raised and trained and programmed-and here for the first time they behold the big, big sky of the real world.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780889954045
Author:
Dunnion, Kristyn
Publisher:
Red Deer Press
Editor:
Hopkinson, Nalo
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Human-alien encounters
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Publication Date:
20080331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Toddler - Up
Language:
English
Pages:
249
Dimensions:
7.52x5.35x.77 in. .58 lbs.
Age Level:
03-UP

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