From time to time we want to let you know of a great book we just got in, a classic you may have missed or a staff favorite bring to your attention. That is the case with this new arrival for the teen book lover (or anyone young at heart):
The Reader by Traci Chee
Book One of a Sea of Ink and Gold Series
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.
Booklist 2016 Top 10 Books for Youth,
National Public Radio’s Guide to 2016 Great Reads Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2016, Teen