No Plain Rebel

No Plain Rebel

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BOOK 2 in the ASTRA series A soldier is summoned to the North Pole, days before the year changes, told to fix a the great Clock for a celebration. He has no idea what to do. A girl, hunted for the crime of being born, almost dies out on the ice. She is rescued by the last polar bear left alive. A library waits for them both, a library built over a span of a hundred years, forgotten in the basement of an ice shack. The world hasn't known hunger or sickness in hundreds of years. It has also forgotten love and beauty. The year is 2524. Inspired by the short stories of Ray Bradbury, this futuristic young adult novel is set in a world where Christmas -among other things- is obsolete and a Clock is what keeps the fragile balance of peace. Written in three installments, this is the breathtaking and sensual story of how two unlikely people change the world, and each other, one book at a time. In No Plain Rebel, Felix finds out the truth. Or so he thinks. He's trying to come to terms with that, as well as with the fact that the Clockmaster's shack has been discovered by his fellow-soldiers, but he can't exactly concentrate. The match girl's fiery curls appear before his eyes every ten seconds, distracting him, and then he starts talking to her in his head. Because she's no longer there. The Stadium is looming in the distance. It's ten heartbeats to midnight.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 212 pages
  • 133 x 203 x 12mm | 245g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1519171994
  • 9781519171993
  • 782,398

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112 ratings
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