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"On a distant island where day and night exist on fourteen-year cycles, and the islanders migrate south each sunset, three children get left behind and must find a way off the island before the Night finds them"--
On the island, sunrise doesn't come every twenty-four hours-- it comes every twenty-eight years. The weather is turning cold and the shadows are growing long; the islanders are frantically preparing to sail south, where they will wait out the long Night. Marin and her twin brother, Kana, help ready the house for departure. Locks must be taken off doors. Furniture must be arranged. Tables must be set. The rituals are bizarre but none of the adults in town will discuss why it has to be done this way. When one of their friends goes missing just as the ships are about to sail, the twins know the only way to rescue him is by doing it themselves. But Night is falling....
Publisher: New York :, G.P. Putnam's Sons,, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780399175800
Branch Call Number: Y FIC HALP
Characteristics: 346 pages : illustrations, maps, music ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Kujawinski, Peter


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Jul 12, 2016

I found the concept really interesting but the plot was very predictable.

Dec 15, 2015

This was a nice quick read with lots of action.

kirstd31 Nov 23, 2015

The book was okay. The storyline was predictable. I wish it would have been a little scarier.


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