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“A memorable tale, one that will appeal to fans of Gary Paulsen, Jack London, and even Cormac McCarthy.”—The Horn Book, STARRED
“Sedgwick lures his readers into deeper thinking while they savor this thrillingly told tale.” —Publishers Weekly, STARRED
“A chilling, atmospheric story that will haunt readers with its descriptions of a desolate terrain and Sig’s difficult decisions.” —Kirkus Reviews, STARRED
““The bleak setting and ominous circumstances will draw immediate comparisons to a Jack London tale, but in a more accessible, spare style. Reluctant readers will be riveted by the suspense and the short chapters.” —School Library Journal, STARRED
“A carefully crafted story effectively rigidified by taut plotting and the crystalline atmospherics of its isolated setting.” —Booklist
MARCUS SEDGWICK is the author of ten previous novels for young readers and has been short-listed for numerous children’s book awards, including the Carnegie Medal, The Guardian Prize, and the Edgar Allan Poe Award. He lives in Sussex, England.
American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults, American Library Association Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adults, Michael L. Printz Award - Honor, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, CPL: Chicago Public Library Best of the Best, Indiana Read Alouds Too Good to Miss Master List, Texas TAYSHAS High School Reading List
AR Quiz Number: 136706AR Book Level: 5.2AR Points: 5