Bound To Stay Bound

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 They set the fire (Teddies Saga)
 Author: Kraus, Daniel

 Publisher:  Holt (2023)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 189 p.,  22 cm

 BTSB No: 531350 ISBN: 9781250224446
 Ages: 10-14 Grades: 5-9

 Teddy bears -- Fiction
 Adventure fiction
 Fate and fatalism -- Fiction

Price: $23.28

When the teddies head back into the dangerous world to seek the secrets of their creation, they discover that the founder of Furrington Industries, known as the Suit, is on trial, and while at the courthouse, they learn the true, incendiary reason the teddies were thrown away.

 Illustrator: Cai, Rovina

   Kirkus Reviews (+) (11/01/22)
   Booklist (04/01/23)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 04/01/2023 The allegorical slant of Kraus’s trilogy becomes even plainer in this closing episode as at least some of the teddy bears who came awake in the opener in a landfill called “Garden E” learn at last the horrible truth about why they were thrown away but find peace when their lonely, long sought “Creator” welcomes them to her mansion on “Revelation Road.” Before that, though, there are adventures, narrow squeaks, and opportunities for selfless heroism aplenty as the plush pilgrims squabble, bond, and make their way through a dirty, dangerous city. But as readers of the previous volumes should be primed to expect, teddies continue to die in dreadful ways (as the title hints)—here sometimes taking human children with them—and even the survivors literally have the stuffing torn out of them before reaching their destination. There is renewal for the Furrington teddies at journey’s end though, complete with Real Silk Hearts for those who don’t have them already. So there’s that. Illustrations not seen. - Copyright 2023 Booklist.

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