Bound To Stay Bound

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 Exile (Keeper of the lost cities)
 Author: Messenger, Shannon

 Publisher:  Aladdin (2013)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 568 p.,  22 cm.

 BTSB No: 639696 ISBN: 9781442445963
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Ability -- Fiction
 Psychic ability -- Fiction
 Memory -- Fiction
 Elves -- Fiction
 Fantasy fiction

Price: $25.38

[Bk. 2] Sophie is settling in nicely to her new life in Havenfield. She's getting to spend time with rare, precious species-- including the first female Alicorn, who shows herself to Sophie and trusts no one but her. Sophie is tasked with helping to train the magical creature so that the Alicorn can be revealed to the people of the lost cities as a sign of hope. But the secrets buried deep in Sophie's memories remain, and before long she's back in incredible danger, risking everything to find the answers to questions that could save not only her life, but the life of someone close to her.

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 5.50
   Points: 18.0   Quiz: 162919
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 5.30
   Points: 27.0   Quiz: 60892

Common Core Standards 
   Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Integration & Knowledge of Ideas
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Integration & Knowledge of Ideas

   Kirkus Reviews (-) (08/01/13)
   School Library Journal (-) (03/01/14)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 03/01/2014 Gr 5–8—This sequel to Keeper of the Lost Cities (S & S, 2012) continues the story of Sophie Foster, the girl who was brought up as human but who is really an elf with engineered DNA, which has conferred enormous power on her. She now lives with the elves in Havenfield, and has been adopted by a couple whose daughter died. Sophie tries to integrate into the elf community and be a regular kid at school. Her powers of telepathy and psychic healing, however, set her firmly apart as she helps to capture and train a unique alicorn (one with wings). As the mystery of the Black Swan group and their true allegiance continues, Sophie tries to help heal the broken minds of certain elves crucial to uncovering the secret. Clearly the middle book in a series, this title works best for readers familiar with the first book. There is plenty of action, but the story of Sophie's origins, the Black Swan and their role, and the struggle to save the world of the elves does not progress significantly. This installment lacks the sense of urgency and emotional connection of the first title.—Sue Giffard, Ethical Culture Fieldston School, New York City - Copyright 2014 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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