Race the Night (Hardcover)
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 9781484708347, 288pp.
Publication Date: November 8, 2016
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That's what Teacher says, and twelve-year-old Eider knows she's right. The world ended long ago, and the desert ranch is the only thing left. Still, Eider's thoughts keep wandering Beyond the fence. Beyond the pleated earth and scraggly brush and tedious daily lessons. Eider can't help wishing for something more-like the stories in the fairytale book she hides in the storage room. Like the secret papers she collects from the world Before. Like her little sister who never really existed.
This moving novel-equal parts hope and heartbreak-traces one girl's journey for truth and meaning, from the smallest slip of paper to the deepest understanding of family. The world may have ended for the kids of the desert ranch . . . but that's only the beginning.
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Praise For Race the Night…
"Hubbard keeps pages turning with careful pacing of the revelations about Eider's world and ever increasing clues that Teacher may not be telling the truth... A claustrophobic survival tale that will keep readers guessing."—Kirkus Reviews
"The eerie atmosphere and intelligent, determined kid characters will appeal to plenty of readers."—Booklist
"Clues of a world beyond creep in and out of the narrative as easily as half-remembered dreams, keeping the reader as hesitant and suspicious as the children themselves...similar to that in The Giver.... [Hubbard] draws the suspense out until the very last page. This is a good recommendation for young fans of Margaret Peterson Haddix or Suzanne Collins."—BookPage