The Jewel and the Key
By Louise Spiegler
(Clarion Books, Hardcover, 9780547148793, 456pp.)
Publication Date: August 2011
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The Amethyst Road by Louise Spigeler Clarion, 2005 Junior Library Guild Selection IRA Notable Book SFWA Andre Norton Award shortlist/finalist NYPL Book for the Teen Age Kansas State Reading Circle Recommendation Puget Sound Council Best Book of the Year Amelia Bloomer Project List "This work is not only unique in its smooth and imaginative integration of genres; it offers an original blend of societal grit and compelling fantasy-based spirituality. Serena and Shem are complex young people in a complex world, who both collide and collaborate on their shared journey to meaningful adulthood. A terrific read for teens." --ALA Booklist "Those who appreciate bold heroines unwilling to accept society's dictates might wish to join Serena on her quest." --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books