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Johnson, Jaleigh.
New York : Delacorte Press, 2014.
IL 5-8, RL 5.6
ISBN 0385376154

(2 booktalks)
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Booktalk #1

Part fantasy, part steampunk, The Mark of the Dragonfly plunges readers into a vivid dystopian world where Piper survives by salvaging artifacts left behind by meteor storms. Piper has a gift for machinery; she refurbishes old items, scraps of metal and gears that others could not imagine reconfiguring into new life. However, she dreams of escaping the harsh lifestyle of Scrap Town #16. When Piper discovers an unconscious girl in the wreckage of a travelerís caravan, she heroically decides to rescue her and deliver her safely home. But returning Anna to her family proves to be a complicated feat. How will Piper return Anna home if Anna has no memory to guide them? And who is the strange man stalking their every move?
   (Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award DCF 2015 - 2016)

Booktalk #2

Piper has never seen the Mark of the Dragonfly but she knows it means protection. When Piper finds a girl amongst the wreckage of a caravan with the mark she knows she will be rewarded. But can she survive the journey to the Dragon Territories? (Sunshine State Young Readers Award Books 2017-2018)

SUBJECTS:     Fantasy fiction.
                        Orphans -- Fiction.
                        Teenage girls -- Fiction. 

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