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22 January 2010 @ 06:40 am
one more time  
Posting multiple times today as I am doing a workshop tomorrow and taking the resident of the back bedroom and my better half to the symphony Sunday. Suspect there will be little time for online doings (though I might tweet from the symphony if I need some more entertainment).

THE LOST CONSPIRACY centers on the story of the Lace, a tribe whose smiles reveal teeth decorated with gems and art. Hathin cares for her sister, Arilou, who is believed to be one of the Lost, a people capable of leaving their bodies and traveling worldwide. They are cherished by all of the people who live on Gullstruck as they can predict weather, disasters, fortune, and more. Some think Arilou may be simple-minded, but when all of the Lost die one evening leaving only Arilou behind, she is thought to be someone capable of much more. Hathin and Arilou must escape and try to uncover who has killed all of the Lost.

In addition to creating a wholly imagined world, Hardinge has also created fascinating characters with quirks and characteristics that make them memorable. I suspect we will see more of the adventures of the various cultures of Gullstruck in future novels. This is welcome as Hardinge explores important themes of class, race, culture and more. Tie this one with NATION for an interesting comparison.
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patty1943: pic#85360854patty1943 on January 22nd, 2010 10:47 pm (UTC)
I am reading Making the Match and I LOVE IT!!!
Thank you for writing it. What a resource.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
My grandson is a reluctant reader and it is giving me ideas...
lgokey02lgokey02 on January 23rd, 2010 08:56 pm (UTC)
We used this book as a textbook in one of my LS classes and it is now on the bookshelf in my classroom and I use it often!! It is fantastic!!
(Anonymous) on January 24th, 2010 04:51 pm (UTC)
I am going to get my own copy too. I have published one book (Recovering from the War, Viking Penguin 1990, now self published and helpful to vets of all wars) but want to write fiction for young adults. I love her attitude towards kids. It is like mine to vets and other trauma survivors. Ask, don't tell or assume you know.
lgokey02lgokey02 on January 23rd, 2010 08:55 pm (UTC)
I picked up this book out of your freebies last semester in Children's Lit and it has just stayed in the bag. I think I'm going to pick it up now! Thanks!