While reading Fly Trap (also known as Twilight Robbery in the UK), the sequel to Fly By Night, I was struck by how fantasy, in all its many forms and for any given age group, just might be the most fun one can have as a reader. Who can ever forget their first reading of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe or The Children of the Amulet? Portals to other worlds, strange creatures, and odd twists of time are such lovely flights of imagination in which not everything has to make sense. There is always the delicious thrill of evil lurking, and always a hero or heroine equal to overcoming that evil.
So while Fly Trap is intended for readers age 11-13, I recommend it to any reader who is still willing to be transported into another world. Mosca Mye is a fabulous heroine, equal to Harry Potter or Philip Pullman's Lyra Belacqua, and yet is uniquely herself. "Drips fell from the tip of a ...
Blood at the Root
"A gripping, timely, and important examination of American racism."
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