Stranger

Stranger


Format
Hardcover
Price
$18.99
 
Additional Formats
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 9780670014804
  • 432  Pages
  • Viking Children’s Books
  • Teen

Overview

Many generations ago, a mysterious cataclysm struck the world. Governments collapsed and people scattered, to rebuild where they could. A mutation, “the Change,” arose, granting some people unique powers. Though the area once called Los Angeles retains its cultural diversity, its technological marvels have faded into legend. “Las Anclas” now resembles a Wild West frontier town… where the Sheriff possesses superhuman strength, the doctor can warp time to heal his patients, and the distant ruins of an ancient city bristle with deadly crystalline trees that take their jewel-like colors from the clothes of the people they killed.

Teenage prospector Ross Juarez’s best find ever – an ancient book he doesn’t know how to read – nearly costs him his life when a bounty hunter is set on him to kill him and steal the book. Ross barely makes it to Las Anclas, bringing with him a precious artifact, a power no one has ever had before, and a whole lot of trouble.

Praise

Praise for Stranger

* “The five dynamic narrators and action-packed plot deliver thrills while slyly undermining genre clichés. A first-rate page turner that leaves its own compelling afterimage.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“A fresh story with well-developed characters, fast-paced action, a fantastical world, and a hint of romance.” —SLJ
 
“The buildup to the action-packed ending does not disappoint.” —Publishers Weekly
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