The Decoding of Lana Morris (Paperback)

By Laura McNeal, Tom McNeal

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, 9780375831225, 289pp.

Publication Date: January 12, 2010



Sixteen-year-old Lana Morris wishes her life were different, that she were somewhere else, some"one "else. Her foster mother wants her gone, she's stuck taking care of the other kids in the house, she longs to become closer to her foster father, and the only cool people around refuse to acknowledge her. Then Lana stumbles into Miss Hekkity's mysterious shop, and she begins to realize that she might actually have the power to change things--to make some of her wishes come true. But wishing isn't always as harmless as it seems. . . .
Award-winning authors Laura and Tom McNeal weave a warmhearted and suspenseful story about the power--and danger--of a wish.

"From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Laura and Tom McNeal, winners of the PEN Center USA Literary Book Award for "Zipped "and the California Book Award for "Crooked," live with their two young sons in Southern California. "From the Hardcover edition."