The unwanteds by Lisa McMann : Middle grade action-packed fantasy magic series @lisa_mcmann

Posted: May 9, 2013 in Intermediate, Primary School
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The unwanteds
By Lisa McMann

New York : – Aladdin
ISBN 9781442407688

Read the blurb from the author’s site and I know you will want to grab this book from your local library. If you are in Christchurch you will have to wait in line after me as I have requested it and there is already a queue. I am sure it will be worth the wait!

“Every year in Quill, thirteen-year-olds are sorted into categories: the strong, intelligent Wanteds go to university, and the artistic Unwanteds are sent to their graves.
But when Alex and the other Unwanteds face the Eliminators, they discover an eccentric magician named Mr. Today and his hidden world that exists to save the condemned children. Artimé is a colorful place of talking statues, uncommon creatures, and artistic magic, where creativity is considered a gift… and a weapon.”
Twins Alex and Aaron are separated, Alex is unwanted, while Aaron is wanted. How will they survive without each other? And what of the secrets of the hidden world? Magic, fantasy and a heap more to hook middle grade readers who want more out of their reading.

Island of silence
Book 2

Island of fire
Book 3
due for publication in September

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