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Everland

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London has been destroyed in a blitz of bombs and disease. The only ones who have survived are children, among them Gwen Darling and her siblings, Joanna and Mikey. They spend their nights scavenging and their days avoiding the ruthless Marauders -- the German army led by Captain Hanz Otto Oswald Kretschmer. Unsure if the virus has spread past England's borders but desperate to leave, Captain Hook hunts for a cure, which he thinks can be found in one of the survivors. He and his Marauders stalk the streets snatching children for experimentation. None ever return. Until the day they grab Joanna. As Gwen sets out to save her, she meets a daredevil boy named Pete. Pete offers the assistance of his gang of Lost Boys and the fierce sharpshooter Bella, who have all been living in a city hidden underground. But in a place where help has a steep price and every promise is bound by blood, it will cost Gwen. And are she, Pete, the Lost Boys, and Bella enough to outsmart Captain Hook?show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 312 pages
  • 152 x 213 x 30mm | 408g
  • Scholastic US
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0545836948
  • 9780545836944
  • 122,099

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Praise for Everland "In an exemplary debut, Spinale uses Gwen and Hook's voices to offer glimpses into the psyche of a man desperate to please his cruel mother and a girl intent on saving the only family she has left. This is a magical, wondrous treat, with a conclusion that's nothing less than epic." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review "A fun and unique addition to the twisted fairy-tale genre, loaded with adventure, romance, and double crossing." -- VOYA "Peter Pan goes steampunk in this debut, which twists the familiar tale into a survival story complete with well-drawn characters, a blistering plot, and plenty of adventure." -- Booklist Praise for Umberland "An unpredictable page-turner spun with dread, humor, and unexpected alliances." --Kirkus Reviews "Dark in tone, desperate in intensity . . ." -- Booklist "[A] captivating adventure." -- School Library Connectionshow more

About Wendy Spinale

Wendy Spinale is a former character actor for the Disneyland theme park (so she's very familiar with the world of make believe). Everland is her debut novel. Wendy lives with her family in the California Bay Area.show more

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London has been destroyed in a blitz of bombs and disease. The only ones who have survived the destruction and the outbreak of a deadly virus are children, among them sixteen-year-old Gwen Darling and her younger siblings, Joanna and Mikey. They spend their nights scavenging and their days avoiding the deadly Marauders--the German army led by the cutthroat Captain Hanz Otto Oswald Kretschmer. Unsure if the virus has spread past England's borders but desperate to leave, Captain Hook is on the hunt for a cure, which he thinks can be found in one of the surviving children. He and his Marauders stalk the streets snatching children for experimentation. None ever return. Until one day when they grab Joanna. Gwen will stop at nothing to get her sister back, but as she sets out, she crosses paths with a mysterious and charismatic boy named Pete. Pete offers the assistance of his gang of Lost Boys and the fierce sharpshooter Bella, who have all been living in a city hidden underground. But in a place where help has a steep price and every promise is bound by blood, it might cost Gwen more than she bargained for. And are Gwen, Pete, the Lost Boys, and Bella enough to outsmart the ruthless Captain Hook?show more

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To die will be an awfully big adventure.show more

Rating details

2,019 ratings
3.71 out of 5 stars
5 27% (549)
4 33% (660)
3 26% (534)
2 11% (228)
1 2% (48)
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