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Magoon, Kekla.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2015.
IL 5-8, RL 4.9
ISBN: 1619636344

(2 booktalks)

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Booktalk #1

On a night that will be known as the Night of Shadows, all 14 members of Parliament or "all dissident High Office personnel" and their families were brutally removed from their homes. All but one of the 39 people on the list were kidnapped, the exception being a young girl named Robyn. Twelve-year-old Robyn Loxley lives in the wealthy part of town, the high-walled Castle district of Nott City. On the Night of Shadows, she had snuck out and was climbing over walls to explore and steal electronic parts from a local junkyard. Robyn returns home to a lake of blood in her kitchen and an empty house. Knowing she too is now in danger, she grabs whatever she can and escapes into the woods. She meets other runaway kids and they band together to fight against a corrupt government. Robyn becomes a wanted woman as she does whatever she can to find out if her parents are dead or alive.
(Vermont DCF Book Award 2017)

Booktalk #2

The night her parents disappear, twelve-year-old Robyn Loxley must learn to fend for herself. Her home has been taken over by a harsh governor. After fleeing for her life, Robyn has no choice but to join a band of strangers-misfit kids, each with their own special talent for mischief. Setting out to right the wrongs of Crown's merciless government, they take their outlaw status in stride. But Robyn can't rest until she finds her parents. As she pieces together clues Robyn learns that her destiny is tied to the future of Nott City in ways she never expected. (Sunshine State Young Readers Award Books 2017-2018)

SUBJECTS:     Government, Resistance to -- Fiction.
                        Robbers and outlaws -- Fiction.

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