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|Location||Call Number||Branch||Item Status|
|Downtown Youth Reference||R Printz Honor 2014||Downtown Library||Library Use Only|
|Westgate Teen Books||Teen Book / Fiction / Dystopian / Gardner, Sally||Westgate Branch||On Shelf|
Friendship and trust inspire Standish to rise up againt an oppressive regime and expose the truth about a planned moon landing.
award winning, but brutal
submitted by vicki browne on February 14, 2014, 7:56am
At the heart of the story is Standish and Hector, they have each others backs, they imagine and dream together, they are the very best of friends. However, the world they live in is evil. It's a land where people are disposed of if they don't praise the Motherland, or if they aren't obedient and are 'impure' in some way.
The story is one of an alternate history (WWII)where there's an ongoing preparation to show the world the Motherland has landed on the Moon. It's a hoax, and Standish plans to expose the fiends, for his family and for Hector. There's also the 'Mothers for Purity,' people herded into zones, and tongues cut out if you speak out against the Motherland. A read-alike would be 'Boy in the Striped Pajamas.' A Printz-Honor book for 2014.
Printz Honor book - 2014.
Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2013.
Year Published: 2013
Description: 278 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Oppression (Psychology) -- Political aspects -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Courage -- Fiction.
Moon -- Fiction.