Nation

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Harper Collins, Oct 6, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 384 pages
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When a giant wave destroys his village, Mau is the only one left. Daphne—a traveler from the other side of the globe—is the sole survivor of a shipwreck. Separated by language and customs, the two are united by catastrophe. Slowly, they are joined by other refugees. And as they struggle to protect the small band, Mau and Daphne defy ancestral spirits, challenge death himself, and uncover a long-hidden secret that literally turns the world upside down.

 

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The ending is believable. - LibraryThing
Plot: This plot deals with a lot of heavy issues. - LibraryThing
The starting premise and shipwreck were great. - LibraryThing
Humor is never an excuse for sloppy writing. - LibraryThing
This book moved at a snail's pace for the first half. - LibraryThing
Plus I'm just glad that Pratchett's still writing. - LibraryThing

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Michael L. Printz Award RGG: Don't be put off by the first chapter, this is an incredible story of a teenage boy, the sole survivor of a tsunami, and a teenage girl, the survivor of a shipwreck ... Read full review

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Slow start but awesome finish :-) Read full review

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Contents

How Imo Made the World
1
The Plague
3
The New World
25
Calenture
52
Bargains Covenants and Promises
75
The Milk That Happens
108
A Star Is Born
129
Diving for Gods
165
Believing Is Seeing
231
Crimes and Punishments
248
Cannon and Politics
277
Truce
298
Duel
312
The World Turned Upside Down
322
Today
359
AUTHORS NOTE
369

It Takes a Lifetime to Learn How to Die
187
Rolling the Stone
206

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Sir Terry Pratchett, OBE, was the author of more than 70 books, including the internationally bestselling Discworld series of novels. His books have been adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal. In January 2009, Pratchett was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of his services to literature. Sir Terry, who lived in England, died in March 2015 at the age of 66.

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