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    • ISBN:9781780620176
    • Publication date:02 May 2013

Half Lives

By Sara Grant

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The gripping tale of Icie and Beckett, a girl and a boy separated by time but connected by a dangerous secret that both must protect.

The present: Icie is a typical high school teenager - until disaster strikes and her parents send her to find shelter inside a mountain near Las Vegas.

The future: Beckett lives on The Mountain - a sacred place devoted to the Great I AM. He must soon become the leader of his people. But when Beckett is forced to break one of the sacred laws and the Great I AM does not strike him down, Beckett finds himself starting to question his beliefs.

As Beckett investigates The Mountain's history, Icie's story is revealed - along with the terrifying truth of what lies at the heart of The Mountain.

A compelling and thought-provoking novel that explores the eternally popular YA themes of identity, love and friendship.

Biographical Notes

Sara Grant is an American living in the UK. Born and raised in Washington, Indiana, Sara graduated from Indiana University with degrees in journalism and psychology. She now works as a freelance writer and editor for Working Partners, creating series fiction for children. She lives in London with her husband.

Visit her website at www.sara-grant.com, follow her on Twitter @AuthorSaraGrant and read her blog at http://saragrantauthor.blogspot.co.uk. She is also a contributor to http://edgeauthors.blogspot.co.uk.

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  • ISBN: 9781780621692
  • Publication date: 05 Jun 2014
  • Page count: 256
  • Imprint: Orion Children's Books
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