A Wish in the Dark - Christina Soontornvat - Thorndike - 978-1432888268
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A Wish in the Dark

  • Christina Soontornvat
  • ISBN-10: 1432888269
  • ISBN-13: 9781432888268
  • Shipping Weight: 1.30 lbs ( .59 kgs)
  • 460 Pages | Hardcover
  • Available August 2021

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Overview

A Newbery Honor Book

All light in Chattana is created by one man — the Governor, who appeared after the Great Fire to bring peace and order to the city. For Pong, who was born in Namwon Prison, the magical lights represent freedom, and he dreams of the day he will be able to walk among them. But when Pong escapes from prison, he realizes that the world outside is no fairer than the one behind bars. Worst of all, Pong’s prison tattoo marks him as a fugitive who can never be truly free. Nok, the prison warden’s perfect daughter, is bent on tracking Pong down and restoring her family’s good name. But as Nok hunts Pong through the alleys of Chattana, she uncovers secrets that make her question the truths she has always held dear.

Age Range: 8-12 | Grade Level: 3-7 | Lexile Measure: 720L

Reviews

Customer Reviews

“The characters are resonant, and the action is enhanced by the fantastical Thailand-like setting. The original storyline and well-developed characters make this a standout novel.”

— School Library Journal