HB – Canadian Materials

Oppel's award-winning ability to write through the eyes of a very believable and relatable character holds true in this novel � mature preteens and teens will relate to Ben, his family and friends. They will cheer when Zan makes his first sign, and they will root for Ben when he falls for the beautiful sister of a new friend. But, what sets this novel apart from other compelling stories, and Oppel's other works, is the fresh perspective it has on the themes of humanity, family, and choice. Readers will be challenged to think about right and wrong, choice and apathy, nature and nurture, and, love and betrayal. (4/4 stars Highly Recommended.) 

– Canadian Materials

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