Bound To Stay Bound

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 Shade of the moon
 Author: Pfeffer, Susan Beth

 Publisher:  Harcourt
 Pub Year: 2013

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 288 p.,  21 cm.

 BTSB No: 713621 ISBN: 9780547813370
 Ages: 12-16 Grades: 7-11

 Natural disasters -- Fiction
 Interpersonal relations -- Fiction
 Social classes -- Fiction
 Family life -- Tennessee -- Fiction
 Science fiction
 Tennessee -- Fiction

Price: $6.50

Jon Evans is one of the lucky ones--until he realizes that escaping his safe haven may be the only way to truly survive.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: UG
   Reading Level: 3.60
   Points: 10.0   Quiz: 161170
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 6-8
   Reading Level: 3.10
   Points: 19.0   Quiz: 65165

   Kirkus Reviews (05/15/13)
   Booklist (08/01/13)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 08/01/2013 The fourth book in the Life as We Knew It series focuses on Jon, younger brother to Miranda and friend of Julie from the previous titles. It’s four years since a meteor crashed into the moon, killing billions and changing everything. Now that things have somewhat settled down, the remains of society are stratifying. Jon is in Sexton with his stepmother and baby half-brother; because of the passes they possess, life is better. Jon’s mother, Miranda, and her husband, Alex, live nearby as grubs, the worker bees whose endlessly long days of bitterly hard labor sustain the surrounding areas. And Julie? She’s dead. In fact, it’s her pass that has allowed Jon to live in Sexton, but thanks to events surrounding her death, his privileges engender considerable guilt. Then Jon learns exactly how Julie died, and everything is turned upside down once more. The pampered and weak Jon is not a particularly likable character, but in some ways that intensifies the story, as the moral choices he makes become successively more complicated. Pfeffer’s well-written take on what life might be as it returns to “normal” is sometimes brutal and always depressingly real. - Copyright 2013 Booklist.

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