The List
The List
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Written by Patricia Forde
Book #1 in the The List Series
Published by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
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In the city of Ark, speech is constrained to five hundred sanctioned words. Speak outside the approved lexicon and face banishment. The exceptions are the Wordsmith and his apprentice Letta, the keepers and archivists of all language in their post-apocalyptic, neo-medieval world. On the death of her master, Letta is suddenly promoted to Wordsmith, charged with collecting and saving words. But when she uncovers a sinister plan to suppress language and rob Ark’s citizens of their power of speech, she realizes that it’s up to her to save not only words, but culture itself.

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    Forde's pacing and characterization are compelling...An intriguing speculation about authoritarian futures with a terrific cover.

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    Forde's exploration of languages both weapon and savior is a noble one, and environmental undertones bolster its power. Pair with Patrick Ness's The Knife of Never Letting Go.

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Book Details

ISBN
9781492660859
Publication Date
June 5, 2017
Original Publication Date
May 8, 2015
Original Publisher
Little Island
Page Count
353
Word Count
70000
Reading Age
10 - 14 years
WorldCat Number (OCLC)
1037352335
ASIN/ISBN 10
149266085X
Lexile® Level
HL600L
ATOS® Book Level
4.4
Accelerated Reader® Points
11
Accelerated Reader Quiz
190290
Accelerated Reader Interest Level
MG

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