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Lerangis, Peter.
New York : Harper, 2013
IL 5-8, RL 4.1

(2 booktalks)
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Booktalk #1

When thirteen-year-old Jake McKinley is kidnapped and brought to a mysterious island, the fun begins.  He and three other teens have a rare gene that is fatal.  Only the scientists on this island can keep them alive.  But what they find is that the gene also gives them superpowers.  They are apparently descended from the inhabitants of the lost continent of Atlantis and now they set off to find solve the mystery.  This is an action packed page turner that will have you racing along with the teens.

Booktalk #2

When Jack collapses while walking to school one day, his world is turned upside down. He soon learns that he has a genetic mutation that not only gives him some extraordinary powers but will kill him if he does not receive some unconventional treatments. Whisked off to a secret facility with other kids that have the same disorder, they must find the missing orbs of Atlantis hidden in the seven wonders of the ancient world in order to ensure their survival. This high action fantasy will keep you turning the pages and wanting more! (Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award Program, 2017)

SUBJECTS:    Ability -- Fiction.
                        Friendship -- Fiction.
                        Atlantis (Legendary place) -- Fiction.
                        Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.
                        Science fiction.
                        Adventure fiction.

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