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Passenger

Andrew Smith

Feiwel & Friends

Best friends Jack and Conner can’t stay away from Marbury. It’s partly because of their obsession with this alternate world and the unresolved war that still wages there. But it’s also because forces in Marbury—including the darkest of the dark, who were not revealed in The Marbury Lens—are beckoning the boys back in order to save their friends . . . and themselves.

The boys try to destroy the lens that transports them to Marbury. But that dark world is not so easily reckoned with. Reality and fantasy, good and evil—Andrew Smith’s masterpiece closes the loop that began with The Marbury Lens. But is it really closed? Can it ever be?

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I was in the garage.
But it wasn’t the garage.
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I rolled over onto my side and watched the gray light coming through the window, now uncovered, an asterisk of jagged fractures in the lower right pane centered in the quadrant of rusting muntin strips like someone had started a game of tic-tac-toe there with a hammer and then gave up.
X.
It all looked so familiar.
But it wasn’t.
I don’t know how long I lay there like that. There was the loose jumble of disjointed things I knew: I was in Mr. Goodrich’s
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Praise for Passenger

“Brilliant and remarkably unsettling.”—Kirkus

“Smith has securely carved out his spot on the darkest fringes of YA lit.” —Booklist, starred

 

"While the first book provided glimpses of hope, here Marbury’s relentless grimness is front and center." -- The Horn Book

"Also like Jack, readers will hope against hope that there is no new adventure to break the illusory and tenuous peace Jack eventually finds. Given Jack’s luck, however, Marbury probably isn’t finished with him." - BCCB

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Children's Review: Passenger by Andrew Smith. Feiwel and Friends, $17.99 (480p) ISBN 978-1-250-00487-1
Although 16-year-old Jack and his friends survived their visit to the hellish alternate world of Marbury in Smith's superb The Marbury Lens, the boys were both badly scarred by the experience and stra
- Publishers Weekly

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Andrew Smith

  • Andrew Smith is the author of the acclaimed novels Ghost Medicine, In the Path of Falling Objects, Stick, and The Marbury Lens. He lives in the mountains outside of Los Angeles with his family. Visit him online at www.ghostmedicine.com.

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Passenger

Andrew Smith

Kirkus Best Teen Books of the Year
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