By Joseph Bruchac
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Luke King knows a lot of things. Like four different ways to disarm an enemy before the attacker can take a breath. Like every detail of every book he’s ever read. And Luke knows enough—just enough—about what his father does as a black ops infiltrator to know which questions not to ask. Like why does his family move around so much?
Luke just hopes that this time his family is settled for a while. He’ll finally be able to have a normal life. He’ll be able to ask the girl he likes to take a ride with him on his motorcycle. He’ll hang out with his friends. He’ll be invisible—just as he wants.
But when his dad goes missing, Luke realizes that life will always be different for him. Suddenly he must avoid the kidnappers looking to use him as leverage against his father, while at the same time evading the attention of the school’s mysterious elite clique of Russian hipsters, who seem much too interested in Luke’s own personal secret. Faced with multiple challenges and his emerging paranormal identity, Luke must decide who to trust as he creates his own destiny.
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About the Creators
is an Abenaki Indian. He is among the most respected and widely published Native American authors, with over 100 titles in print, including the popular Keepers of the Earth series and Lee & Low's Crazy Horse's Vision, which received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews. His YA novel, Wolf Mark, is a Westchester Young Adult Fiction Award winner. A Rockefeller Fellow and an NEA Poetry Writing Fellow, he was the 1999 recipient of the Native Writers' Circle of the Americas Lifetime Achievement Award. In addition to writing, Bruchac is an editor at Greenfield Review Press, a literary publishing house he co-founded with his wife. He lives in Greenfield Center, New York. To find out more about Joseph Bruchac, visit josephbruchac.com
About This Title
Westchester Young Adult Fiction Award
Westchester Fiction Award Committee
Interest Level:Grades 7 - 12
Reading Level:Grades 6 - 7
Middle Grade, YA interest, Identity/Self Esteem/Confidence, Responsibility, Overcoming Obstacles, Native American Interest, Heroism, Friendship, Fathers, Environment/Nature, Cultural Diversity, Coping with Death, Conflict resolution, Animals, Mystery, Paranormal, Empathy/Compassion, Integrity/Honesty , Persistence/Grit, Self Control/Self Regulation
Part of These Collections
Fantasy Middle School, Fantasy High School, Diverse Background English Collection Middle School, Diverse Background English Collection High School, Native American English Collection High School, English Guided Reading Level Y, English Fiction Middle School, English Fiction Grades 6-12, High-Low Books for Teens (Middle and High School), Joseph Bruchac Collection, Mystery and Suspense Collection, Young Adult (YA) Collection, Indigenous People's Day/Columbus Day YA Collection, MG/YA #OwnVoices Collection