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The Clockwork Ghost: York, Book 2

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Tweens solve puzzles, dodge villains in intriguing sequel.

Book Laura Ruby Fantasy 2019
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Laura Ruby delivers a relatable, complex installment of the York series, set in her alt-New York world of intriguing clockwork technology and also Nas songs. As brainy, brown-skinned tweens Theo, Tess, and Jaime delve into codes and puzzles left behind by the 19th-century Morningstarr twins in a quest to find what may be a treasure, facing a lot of peril in the process, the story packs in a lot of detail about history, math, and interesting people. There's a lot about love, loss, and still loving -- with an ending that suggests exciting develo-mentsin Book 3.

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