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X-Isle

Authors: Augarde, Steve
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
BISAC/Subject: YAF001020, YAF062000, YAF003000
ISBN: 9780375896309, Related ISBNs: 0375896309, 0385751931, 0385752296, 9780375896309, 9780385751933
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 480,
Audience: Young adult
Synopsis:

Ever since the floods came and washed the world away, survivors have been desperate to win a place on X-Isle, the island where life is rumored to be easier than on what's left of the mainland. Only young boys stand a chance of getting in, the smaller and lighter the better. Baz and Ray are two of the lucky few to be chosen, but they soon discover that X-Isle is a far cry from paradise. Ruled by Preacher John, a dangerous religious fanatic, it's a violent, unpredictable place, where terrible things can happen at any moment. The boys hatch an extraordinary plan in order to protect themselves-the construction of a mighty weapon of defense. But can they complete this weapon in time, and are they really prepared to use it to secure their freedom?

Powerful and compelling, X-Isle is a fast-moving thriller and a great read for boys. Filled with suspense, fights, adventure, and mystery, this is a book that will keep you guessing right to the very end.

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