Thirteen
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Thirteen

by Tom Hoyle
eBook | Pages: 224
Size: 5-1/2 X 8-1/4 | USD: $16.95
ISBN: 9780823433834
Publication Date: February 10, 2015
Age: 12 and up | Guided Reading Level: M
Themes: Adventure, Survival
Recommendations: C,PW,SLJ

About the Book

Thirteen boys were born at midnight in London on the stroke of the new millennium. Today twelve of them are dead. They were executed by a cult called “The People,” under the leadership of a dark, ruthless man named Coron. The People have tracked down all but one of the boys and will do anything to reach their last victim, thirteen-year-old Adam. Adam doesn’t know he’s in danger. Raised by adoptive parents, he has never known his real birthday, and he has no idea that his days are numbered. When a cult deserter named Simon tries to warn him, Adam can hardly believe what he is facing.

With help from Simon, Adam and his best friend Megan dodge a double agent policeman, multiple assassination attempts, and Coron himself, while labeled a public enemy for killing in self-defense. This heart-stopping thriller saves the best for last as Adam races against the clock to prevent a spectacular disaster.

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★★★THE REVIEWS ARE IN!★★★

“The plot zings along at a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it pace. . . . Plentiful dialogue and cliffhanger chapter endings make this an easy pick for reluctant readers.”
The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books