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X-Isle

By: Steve Augarde

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Parents barter what treasures they have left to help their young boys escape the flooded mainland to a better life on Eck Island.  Baz and Ray are the only two chosen on this trip, and together they make their way to what they hope is a better life.  Once on the island, they soon realize that their very lives are in danger from the insane and ruthless men who run the island.  Both are determined to survive, and from their determination they are able to build trust among the other boys.  Cruelty abounds, and they are each put to the ultimate test.  Truly a page-turning thriller, the novel holds page after page of intense horror presented in such a way that makes this a must have for both middle and high school.  Plan on purchasing multiple copies!

 

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Prepared by Pat Strawn, Librarian, John Jay High School, San Antonio, Texas