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 Where the lockwood grows
 Author: Cole, Olivia A.

 Publisher:  Little, Brown (2023)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 338 p.,  20 cm

 BTSB No: 230062 ISBN: 9780316449120
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Secrets -- Fiction
 Sisters -- Fiction
 Family life -- Fiction
 LGBTQ people -- Fiction

Price: $21.88

In this dystopian tale, young Erie and her older sister, Hurona, leave the only home they've ever known and discover that the world is much larger and more complicated than they'd ever imagined.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 4.20
   Points: 12.0   Quiz: 520954

   Kirkus Reviews (-) (06/15/23)
   Booklist (08/08/23)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 08/08/2023 In Cole's middle-grade climate dystopian, 12-year-old Erie lives in a dark city shrouded by lockwood trees. Every morning, each kid small enough to fit climbs and cuts the lockwood so that their secluded town can catch a brief glimpse of sunlight before the lockwood grows again overnight. The citizens too big to climb—like Hurona, Erie's older sister—work on the ground harvesting mysterious pods for an all-powerful corporation. Years ago, when wildfires raged, scientists created the lockwood, a fire-resistant plant, as a solution; now, it completely dominates the lives of the townspeople of Prine by necessity. But one night, while on an unplanned climb, Erie discovers a dangerous secret about the lockwood that threatens everything she's ever known. Erie and Hurona secretly leave Prine, setting off in search of the scientist who invented the lockwood, in hopes of finding answers and liberating their town. On their journey into the wider world, they make unexpected discoveries about life outside Prine and about their own family. Readers who enjoy books about science and the environment will love this. - Copyright 2023 Booklist.

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