Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple

MacHale, D. J.
New York ; Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2005.
IL 5-8, RL 5.3
ISBN 1416907106
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The Rivers of Zadaa have stopped flowing, and the surface dwelling Batu are running out of both food and water. Bobby Pendragon, the head of the Travelers is on Zadaa, the home of fellow Traveler Loor, the beautiful, athletic teen-warrior of the Baku, to figure out if Saint Dane’s is involved. Because of his light skin, he is taken to be a member of the underground dwelling Rokador and is almost beaten lifeless by a Batu warrior who turns out to be Saint Dane in another body. Yep, Saint Dane is definitely involved in the water problem

On Second Earth Courtney has been at an exclusive summer school trying to get her life back in shape. She is befriended by a young man, Whitney, who gains her confidence when she is almost run over by a black car that seems to be shadowing her. One evening she gets out of a late class and rides her bike towards town. As she approaches the top of the winding road, the black car screams around the corner straight towards her forcing her off the side of the mountain. She looks up to see Whitney standing in the lights of the sedan staring at her.

"I give, and I take away," he says arrogantly. Then, he turns into a liquid shadow and becomes a huge black bird that flies away leaving Courtney alone to die.

Obviously, Saint Dane has decided to visit Second Earth as well as Zadaa.   (Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award Nominees 2007-2008)

SUBJECTS:     Space and time -- Fiction.
                        Life on other planets -- Fiction.
                        Droughts -- Fiction.
                        Diaries -- Fiction.
                        Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.
                        Science fiction.

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