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The Deceivers: Greystone Secrets #2


Series
Greystone Secrets

by
Margaret Peterson Haddix

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
HarperCollins
Imprint
Katherine Tegen
ISBN
9780062838407
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Until their mother vanished, the Greystone kids—Chess, Emma, and Finn—knew nothing about the other world.

Everything is different there. It’s a mirror image, except things are wrong. Evil. Their mother tried to fix it, but she and an ally got trapped there along with Ms. Morales, their friend Natalie’s mom. Now the four kids—brave Chess, smart Emma, kind Finn, and savvy Natalie—are determined to rescue everyone. To do so, they have to go back: into the other world, where even telling the truth can be illegal.

But in such a terrifying place, Chess doubts he can ever be brave enough. Despite all her brains, Emma can’t seem to break the code. With everything spiraling out of control, Finn has to pretend he’s okay. And for Natalie, the lies of the other world include some she wishes were actually true. What if she’s gotten so used to lying she no longer knows what to believe?

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

448

Trim Size

8 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Dewey

F

AR

5.3: points 12

Lexile

750L

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Jul 2020

Book Genres

Adventure, Supernatural, Thriller

Topics

Missing persons. Brothers and sisters. Family life. Honesty. Supernatural. Friendship.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

School Library Journal

School Library Journal

In the sequel to The Strangers, Haddix reintroduces 12-year-old Chess (Rochester), 10-year-old Emma, eight-year-old Finn, and their neighbor and partner-in-crime, 13-year-old Natalie. This mystery and science fiction adventure features sleuthing reminiscent of Lemony Snicket’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events.” Packed with the resourceful ingenuity of kids cracking codes and traveling to other worlds to save their beloved mothers, this installment picks up where the Greystone children’s mom is found but still trapped in the other world, an evil world mirroring their own, with Natalie’s mom. Haddix weaves a dystopian tale about government control, prison reform, fair trials, scapegoats, and the importance of believing people are innocent before proven guilty. Each chapter is told from a different point of view. It is definitely a prerequisite to read book one. The narrative brings up more questions than it solves. How did the people in the other world become bad? Why don’t the kids wonder if they themselves are the impostors of the other world, and not the other way around? Why all the surveillance? This adventurous sequel paves the way for a trilogy where the families save both worlds.

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

In the sequel to The Strangers, Haddix reintroduces 12-year-old Chess (Rochester), 10-year-old Emma, eight-year-old Finn, and their neighbor and partner-in-crime, 13-year-old Natalie. This mystery and science fiction adventure features sleuthing reminiscent of Lemony Snicket’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events.” Packed with the resourceful ingenuity of kids cracking codes and traveling to other worlds to save their beloved mothers, this installment picks up where the Greystone children’s mom is found but still trapped in the other world, an evil world mirroring their own, with Natalie’s mom. Haddix weaves a dystopian tale about government control, prison reform, fair trials, scapegoats, and the importance of believing people are innocent before proven guilty. Each chapter is told from a different point of view. It is definitely a prerequisite to read book one. The narrative brings up more questions than it solves. How did the people in the other world become bad? Why don’t the kids wonder if they themselves are the impostors of the other world, and not the other way around? Why all the surveillance? This adventurous sequel paves the way for a trilogy where the families save both worlds.

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