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Scholastic, Incorporated, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 310 pages
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On one side of the Rift is a technological paradise without famine or want. On the other side is a mystery.

Sixteen-year-old Glenn Morgan has lived next to the Rift her entire life and has no idea of what might be on the other side of it. Glenn's only friend, Kevin, insists the fence holds back a world of monsters and witchcraft, but magic isn't for Glenn. She has enough problems with reality: Glenn's mother disappeared when she was six, and soon after, she lost her scientist father to his all-consuming work on the mysterious Project. Glenn buries herself in her studies and dreams about the day she can escape. But when her father's work leads to his arrest, he gives Glenn a simple metal bracelet that will send Glenn and Kevin on the run---with only one place to go.
With MAGISTERIUM, Jeff Hirsch brings us the story of a complex, captivating world that will leave readers breathless until the very last page.

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The writing was good. - Goodreads
What I loved: the dystopian premise is awesome. - Goodreads
The plot scaffolding is one you may have seen before. - Goodreads
Magisterium had a really promising premise. - Goodreads

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User Review  - morandia - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed the Eleventh Plague, so I had high hopes for this book. Unfortunately it didn't even come close to my hopes. It seemed muddled, confused,and just not that well written.i hate to criticize a book, but honestly, pass this book by and find a better read. Read full review

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User Review  - Cc - Goodreads

A delightful fun read that kept the pages turning quickly. It's easy to slip back into for those stolen five minute breaks that come along throughout the day. I love how Magisterium gradually pulls ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

Jeff Hirsch graduated from the University of California, San Diego, with an MFA in Dramatic Writing, and is the USA TODAY bestselling author of THE ELEVENTH PLAGUE and MAGISTERIUM. He lives in Beacon, New York, with his wife. Visit him online at

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