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Summerlost

(2016)
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A tender and compelling contemporary novel for young readers about facing loss and finding friendship, from Ally Condie, international bestselling author of the Matched series.

Nominated by the Mystery Writers of America for the 2017 Edgar Award


"Kids are awesome. And they are diverse. There are children with different abilities and backgrounds and experiences, and every one of them deserves to find themselves in children's literature and to know that they matter." - Ally Condie, on Summerlost

Sometimes it takes a new friend to bring you home.It's the first real summer since the accident that killed Cedar's father and younger brother, Ben. Cedar and what's left of her family are returning to the town of Iron Creek for the summer. They're just settling into their new house when a boy named Leo, dressed in costume, rides by on his bike. Intrigued, Cedar follows him to the renowned Summerlost theatre festival. Soon, she not only has a new friend in Leo and a job working concessions at the festival, she finds herself surrounded by mystery. The mystery of the tragic, too-short life of the Hollywood actress who haunts the halls of Summerlost. And the mystery of the strange gifts that keep appearing for Cedar.

Infused with emotion and rich with understanding, Summerlost is the touching new novel from Ally Condie, the international bestselling author of the Matched series that highlights the strength of family and personal resilience in the face of tragedy.

"Generous and bittersweet, Summerlost has the emotional acuity of Ms. Condie's writing for older teenagers, but it's pitched just right for readers ages 10-14." - Wall Street Journal

"Funny, sad, sweet, and heartwarming." - Parents.com, Special Needs Now blog

"Condie is at her best . . . grabbing readers' interest from the first page." - Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Thoughtful, poetic chapter endings guide readers new to psychological depth toward meaningful connections between plot events and thematic reflections." - BCCB, starred review

"A nuanced portrait of grief deeply grounded in the middle-school mind-set." - Booklist

"Honest, lovely, and sad." - Kirkus Reviews

 
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Used availability for Allyson Condie's Summerlost


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Hardback Editions

May 2017 : USA Library Binding
Title: Summerlost
Author(s): Ally Condie
ISBN: 0-606-40105-9 / 978-0-606-40105-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2016 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Summerlost
Author(s): Ally Condie
ISBN: 0-399-18719-7 / 978-0-399-18719-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

May 2017 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Summerlost
Author(s): Ally Condie
ISBN: 0-14-137104-8 / 978-0-14-137104-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Puffin
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2017 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Summerlost
Author(s): Ally Condie
ISBN: 0-399-18721-9 / 978-0-399-18721-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Puffin Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2016 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Summerlost
Author(s): Ally Condie
ISBN: 0-399-18734-0 / 978-0-399-18734-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Lcc Us
Availability: Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

March 2016 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Summerlost
Author(s): Ally Condie
ISBN: 0-399-56606-6 / 978-0-399-56606-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2016 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Summerlost
Author(s): Ally Condie
Publisher: Listening Library
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

May 2017 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Summerlost
Author(s): Ally Condie
Publisher: Puffin
Availability: Amazon UK   

March 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Summerlost
Author(s): Ally Condie
Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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