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Marin lives on the island of Bliss, where 14 years of day will soon lead to 14 years of night. With the setting sun, the townspeople are frantically getting ready to leave but following some strange rituals. They have maps of their houses so they know where everything should be and how all furniture must be arranged. Marin, her twin brother, Kana, and their friend, Line, don’t remember anything else but continuous daytime and think the adults are ridiculous. When the boats arrive, the siblings head down to the docks to leave with the others but realize that Line has gone missing. Marin and Kana know where he is and must risk missing the boats to bring him back. However, the sun has almost set and the furriers who bring the community to safety wait for no one.

Halpern and Kujawinski have taken the primal fear associated with night and darkness and crafted a terror-filled race to beat the clock where losing means certain slow death. The fact that the world of Bliss transforms from beautiful and safe to horrific and dangerous will haunt nightmares for many. A perfect read for those who love Mary Downing Hahn or Dan Poblocki.

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Author Jake Halpern • Peter Kujawinski
Star Count 4.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 368 pages
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Publish Date 2015-Sep-22
ISBN 9780399175800
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Issue December 2015
Category Tweens


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