Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple

Wooding, Chris.
New York : Scholastic, 2006
ISBN 0439865131
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What do you get when you combine two teenagers, a golem, a crime boss determined to get what she wants, ghosts that can take over your body and a probability storm that could wreak unbelievable havoc at any time? The Storm Thief by Chris Wooding. Probability storms rule life in Orokos, when they come anything could happen, you could go from being right-handed to left- handed. You could find that your arm is now your leg. You could grow a tail. You could find yourself needing a special apparatus to breathe, because your lungs no longer work.  Both Rail and Moa are an unlikely duo who have both been affected by the probability storms in their own way.  Rail can no longer breathe without an apparatus and Moa has gone from right-handed to left-handed. As they try to escape the thief lord Anya-Jacana, and hide a prized treasure from her, they meet up with many interesting characters including the Golem who has a dead bird, something that hasn't been seen in Orokos in years, hanging around his neck. They also find out they are in possession of a mysterious object which can open doors in the wall and start to discover the secrets of Orokos and what causes the probability storms.   (New Hampshire Isinglass Teen Read Award committee)
SUBJECTS:      Golem -- Fiction.
                        Survival -- Fiction.
                        Islands -- Fiction.
                        Science fiction.

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