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Sunday, June 13, 2010

In My Mailbox (5)


In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at the Story Siren








Nomansland by Lesley Hauge
June 22, 2010

Sometime in the future, after devastating wars and fires, a lonely, windswept island in the north is populated solely by women. Among these women is a group of teenaged Trackers—expert equestrians and archers—whose job is to protect their shores from the enemy. The enemy, they’ve been told, is men.

When these girls come upon a partially buried home from the distant past, they are fascinated by the strange objects—high-heeled shoes, teen magazines, make-up—found there. What are they to make of these mysterious things, which introduce a world they have never known? And what does it mean for their strict society where friendship is forbidden and rules must be obeyed—at all costs?

Reminiscent of The Giver but with a feminist twist, Nomansland is a powerful, shocking story that will challenge young readers’ perspectives and provoke much discussion over the timely and controversial issues presented.


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3 comments:

Jill Wheeler said...

Ooooh, this sounds really good!

I'm not letting myself buy any more books, though, until I real the huge pile of them I already have.

elizabeth said...

This book sounds good!

brandileigh2003 said...

Looks like a great read: Happy Reading! Check out my IMMB if you want here

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