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By L.S. Matthews

Delacorte Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780385735742, 208pp.

Publication Date: November 11, 2008


THE FIRST THING I remember is waking up in the woods. I didn’t know where I was, or how I got there. I didn’t know my own name. All I knew was that the little silver key hung round my neck had always been there.

This is how Lexi’s story begins. She is taken into a shelter where there are clean clothes, warm food, and, most importantly, a woman who remembers her. Safe from the wars and the dangers of the street, Lexi begins to rebuild her identity with the small pieces of the past she can fit together. Then the silver key around her neck unlocks the secrets of a life she never knew she had.

This is Lexi’s story. This is how she finds her way home.

About the Author
L. S. Matthews has written poetry and short stories since she was a child. Today she writes full-time in England, where she lives with her husband and her two children. Her first book for young readers, "Fish," was named a "Publishers Weekly "Best Book of the Year, a "Publishers Weekly "Flying Start, and was a Borders Original Voices Book.