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The List (Hardcover)

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"The fantasy book of the year."--Eoin Colfer, bestselling author of Artemis Fowl

Fahrenheit 451 meets The Giver for middle grade readers

You are The Wordsmith now. Are you ready for the challenge?

The city of Ark is the last safe place on Earth. To make sure humans are able to survive, everyone in Ark must speak List, a language of only 500 words.
Everyone that is, except Letta.

As apprentice to the Wordsmith, Letta can read all the words that have ever existed. Forbidden words like freedom, music, and even pineapple tell her about a world she's never known.

One day her master disappears and the leaders of Ark tell Letta she is the new Wordsmith and must shorten List to fewer and fewer words. Then Letta meets a teenage boy who somehow knows all the words that have been banned. Letta's faced with a dangerous choice: sit idly by and watch language slowly slip away or follow a stranger on a path to freedom . . . or banishment.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781492647966
ISBN-10: 1492647969
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Publication Date: August 1st, 2017
Pages: 368
Language: English