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The house of light

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780192771568

Publication Date: 6 Jun 2019

Subject: Children's novels

Suitable for: Primary (Year 5, Year 6, Year 7)

AR: 4.3 MY

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Set in a future Britain where the seas have been poisoned, and the country ruled by a stratocracy, a girl discovers a boy who has sailed across the ocean to try and find a new life.

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Set in a future Britain where the seas have been poisoned, and the country ruled by a stratocracy, a girl discovers a boy who has sailed across the ocean to try and find a new life.

It's always just been Bonnie and Granda, living off the land, keeping to themselves and out of trouble. Until one day, Bonnie goes scavenging on the beach and finds a battered rowing boat, and a bare-footed boy. He's cold, hungry, and in need of shelter. Bonnie knows it's a crime to help this stranger boy, but she can't leave him for the border guards to find.

The longer she cares for this boy, who has travelled across oceans for a new beginning, the more Bonnie longs for her own freedom. Perhaps it's time to escape the life she's always known, to move out of the darkness, and set sail for the house of light.

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Quietly effective writing doesn't give too much away and allows the reader to fill in the gaps for themselves. A good close-to-home dystopian read.

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JF
Subject
Children's novels
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6 Jun 2019
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9780192771568
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Paperback
Pages
243
Width
128mm
Height
197mm
Weight
180g
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