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|Sefia knows what it means to survive. After her father is brutally murdered, she flees into the wilderness with her aunt Nin, who teaches her to hunt, track, and steal. But when Nin is kidnapped, leaving Sefia completely alone, none of her survival skills can help her discover where Nin’s been taken, or if she’s even alive. The only clue to both her aunt’s disappearance and her father’s murder is the odd rectangular object her father left behind, an object she comes to realize is a book—a marvelous item unheard of in her otherwise illiterate society. With the help of this book, and the aid of a mysterious stranger with dark secrets of his own, Sefia sets out to rescue her aunt and find out what really happened the day her father was killed—and punish the people responsible.|
With overlapping stories of swashbuckling pirates and merciless assassins, The Reader is a brilliantly told adventure from an extraordinary new talent.
On September 13th, Traci Chee's debut The Reader will hit shelves! It's a story of Sefia, who lives in a world where books are banned. Seriously, I'm twitching just thinking about it. While living without any books would suck more than whatever misfortune caused Michael Phelps to make that face during the Olympics (look at me being all on topic), there are a few I would trade my firstborn to keep. Read about them below ... and then keep scrolling for more info about The Reader and a chance to win a copy and one of those snazzy tote bags. Thanks so much to Penguin Random House, my partner for this awesome feature!
Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
Dark Lord of Derkholm by Diana Wynne Jones
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales
meet the author, traci chee
|Traci Chee is an author of speculative fiction for teens. An all-around word geek, she loves book arts and art books, poetry and paper crafts, though she also dabbles at piano playing, egg painting, and hosting potluck game nights for family and friends. She studied literature and creative writing at UC Santa Cruz and earned a master of arts degree from San Francisco State University. Traci grew up in a small town with more cows than people, and now feels most at home in the mountains, scaling switchbacks and happening upon hidden highland lakes. She lives in California with her fast-fast dog. The Reader is her YA debut.|
win an awesome swag pack
To enter, post a comment about which books you can't live without! Penguin Random House will send a copy of The Reader and a tote bag to one super lucky person.
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