Into the Dangerous World

Into the Dangerous World

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At a family meeting, Ror declares her purpose: She is an artist.
But she doesn't really know what that means. Raised on a commune, she's never attended a day of school, and has seen little of the outside world. What she knows best is drawing. To her, it's like breathing; it's how she makes sense of the world.
When her father torches the commune--and himself--Ror's life changes. She, her mother and sister end up in a homeless residence in Manhattan, where she runs into trouble--and love--with Trey, the leader of Noise Ink, a graffiti crew.
On the city's streets, and in its museums and galleries, Ror finds herself pulled in different directions. Her father wanted her to make classic art. Noise Ink insists she stay within their lines. Her art teacher urges her to go to college. What does she want?
Ror's journey is a seamless blend of words and pictures, cinematic in its scope--a sharp-edged, indelible work of art that will live inside your head.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 161 x 229 x 31mm | 806g
  • Dial Books for Young Readers,US
  • United States
  • English
  • 0803739109
  • 9780803739109

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"Paced like a medical thriller, "Deadly" is the rare Y.A. novel in which a girl's intellectual interests trump adolescent romance."--"The New York Times"
"An ambitious first novel . . . It's the exciting nonstop action and Lily's spiritual battle with her own guilt and with God that draw readers along."--"Booklist "on "Redemption"
"Redemption" Winner of the American Book Award
"Deadly" Winner of the National Jewish Book Award
A Top Ten Amelia Bloomer Project Selection
A Bank Street Best Book
A NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book
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About Julie Chibbaro

Julie Chibbaro was raised by artists in New York City, and has spent her life figuring out what makes them tick. She married an artist who has helped her enter her characters' creative minds. Their first collaboration, the historical novel Deadly, won the National Jewish Book Award, and was named a Bank Street Best Book. Her first novel, Redemption, won the American Book Award. Visit Julie at JM Superville Sovak is half-Trini, half-Czech, half-Canadian. His fourth half is spent making art. His work has been shown at the Manifesta European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Socrates Sculpture Park, and the Aldrich Museum. He was the illustrator for Julie Chibbaro's second novel Deadly. See more at
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169 ratings
3.59 out of 5 stars
5 22% (37)
4 32% (54)
3 33% (56)
2 9% (16)
1 4% (6)
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