Monday, December 5, 2011

The Pledge by Kimberly Derting - ADVISABLE

Derting, Kimberly The Pledge, 336 p. Simon, 2011.  $17.  Language: PG (7 swears, no ‘f’).  Queen Sabara has kept herself alive through generations by jumping into the body of a descendant.  Now, however, she has lived a long life and has no one to transfer to.  Charlie (Chairlaina), is a daughter of shop owners in a world where the classes are separated by language – no one is allowed to learn the language of the people above them.  But, somehow, Charlie can understand any language – instinctively.  Charlie’s talent comes to the attention of exactly the wrong people – people who all want to use Charlie on their side of a revolution, but how does she know which side she should be on? All Charlie wants is to keep her little sister and her parents safe, but she may find herself saving a world instead.  Just from the name of the book I assumed this was going to be a private school/sorority book, but I was swept inside a new, interesting world instead.  MS, HS – ADVISABLE.  Cindy, Library Teacher

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