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Endling #2: The First

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Friends battle extinction in heart-filled, thrilling sequel.

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Newbery Medal-winner Katherine Applegate brings a lot of heart, empathy, and page-turning suspense to this exciting installment pitting determined friends against species-exterminating warlords. As young Byx the dairne and her loyal friends pursue the faint glimmer of hope that she's not the sole survivor of her species, they face terrifying dangers, suffer great losses, and build the strongest of bonds. As The First unfolds, they're also forced to grow quickly into heavy responsibility, tough decisions, and roles they never would have imagined as they try to save their species, their world, and their friendship from forces bent on destroying them.

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