In Darkness

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 341 pages
4 Reviews
Winner of the 2013 Michael L. Printz Award This is the story of "Shorty"-a 15-year-old boy trapped in a collapsed hospital during the earthquake in Haiti. Surrounded by the bodies of the dead, increasingly weak from lack of food and water, Shorty begins to hallucinate. As he waits in darkness for a rescue that may never come, a mystical bridge seems to emerge between him and Haitian leader Toussaint L'Ouverture, uniting the two in their darkest suffering-and their hope.
A modern teen and a black slave, separated by hundreds of years. Yet in some strange way, the boy in the ruins of Port au Prince and the man who led the struggle for Haiti's independence might well be one and the same . . .
  

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Character Development: I have been reviewing books for many years. – Yes this is my first post on this new blog – I have found it a very rare occassion where an author hasn't written at least one ... Read full review

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User Review  - Wendy - Goodreads

Compelling and a quick read. I don't feel qualified to comment on the accuracy or genuineness of the book, but it certainly makes an impression. I was most interested in the Toussaint L'Ouverture ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
7
Section 3
37
Section 4
57
Section 5
70
Section 6
88
Section 7
106
Section 8
127
Section 14
192
Section 15
203
Section 16
234
Section 17
245
Section 18
266
Section 19
279
Section 20
293
Section 21
301

Section 9
135
Section 10
139
Section 11
151
Section 12
163
Section 13
175
Section 22
308
Section 23
326
Section 24
328
Section 25
339
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About the author (2012)

NICK LA KE is the editorial director for fiction for HarperCollins Children's Books UK and the author of two previous novels. Nick became fascinated by Haitian culture while pursuing his master's degree in linguistics.
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