Alis (Hardcover)

By Naomi Rich

Viking Juvenile, 9780670011254, 288pp.

Publication Date: February 19, 2009

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Spring '09 Kids List

“Fourteen-year-old Alis is part of a very strict religious community, though she has never felt constrained - until her parents arrange for her to marry the 40-year-old preacher. Alis runs away, which, ultimately, sets off a tragic chain of events.”
— Margaret Brennan Neville, The King's English, Salt Lake City, UT
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Description

At fourteen, Alis has never been outside her strict religious community. But when her parents arrange for her to marry a forty-year-old man, she flees desperately to the dangerous, unfamiliar city. She learns quickly that the only way to survive there is to become a thief?or worse. Facing an impossible choice between a forced marriage or life on the streets, Alis seizes control of her own fate. But the path she chooses sets off a disastrous chain of events that leave her accused of murder. Steadfastly loyal, Alis must decide: will she betray a loved one or sacrifice herself?


About the Author

This is Naomi Rich's debut novel. She lives in London, England.