Bound To Stay Bound

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 Wild born (Spirit animals)
 Author: Mull, Brandon

 Publisher:  Scholastic (2013)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 202 p., map, 21 cm.

 BTSB No: 663531 ISBN: 9780545522434
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Subjects:
 Good and evil -- Fiction
 Shapeshifting -- Fiction
 Human-animal relationship -- Fiction
Genres:
Supernatural
Fantasy Fiction
Adventure Fiction

Price: $17.96

Summary:
Enter the world of Erdas, where every child who comes of age must discover if they have a spirit animal, a rare bond between human and beast that bestows great powers to both.

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 4.90
   Points: 7.0   Quiz: 161378
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 4.20
   Points: 11.0   Quiz: 60820

Reviews:
   School Library Journal (00/10/13)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 10/01/2013 Gr 4–7—In the world of Erdas, when children turn 11, they drink Nectar in order to see if they will have a spirit animal. Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan are chosen, and, with their spirit animals-a wolf, a leopard, a panda, and a falcon-they must summon the Four Fallen, Great Beasts that gave their lives many years earlier to defeat the Devourer. Now the Devourer is back, and the children have to use their animal powers to defeat it. Minions of the Devourer are hot on their trail and will do anything to stop them from succeeding. This story has a well-developed plot and likable, well-rounded characters. Mull masterfully draws readers into Erdas with his fast-paced scenes. His writing is smooth and easily transitions between characters' points of view without causing confusion. Fans of Mull's Fablehaven (S & S, 2007), Peter Lerangis's The Colossus Rises (HarperCollins, 2013), or other page-turning fantasy adventures will have a hard time putting this book down.—Kira Moody, Whitmore Public Library, Salt Lake City, UT - Copyright 2013 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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