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Thursday, March 10, 2011


General Fiction

G/A Sedgwick, Marcus. Revolver. Roaring Book Press, 2010. 224p. 978-1596435926. 16.99

In the Arctic Circle in 1910, fifteen-year-old Sig Andersson has just discovered the dead body of his father on the frozen lake. While his sister and stepmother go for help, a strange man arrives at the cabin claiming to have unfinished business with Sig’s father. Through flashbacks, the reader learns why the man has come looking for the family and understands the fear they must feel. To make matters worse Sig’s only weapon, his father’s old revolver, is out of his reach. This 2011 Printz Honor Book is beautifully written, but finding an audience may be difficult. Jack London or Gary Paulsen fans would be your best bet. Loren Spector, LAPL, Felipe de Neve

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