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The Deceivers: Greystone Secrets #2

By: Margaret Peterson Haddix

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

ISBN: 9780062838407

JLG Release: Jul 2020


Sensitive Areas: None
Topics: Missing persons , Brothers and sisters , Family life , Honesty , Supernatural , Friendship

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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 inge 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.

Book Details

ISBN

9780062838407

First Release

July 2020

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

F

Trim Size

8 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Page Count

448

Accelerated Reader

Level 5.3; Points: 12;

Scholastic Reading Counts

N/A

Lexile

Level 750L

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Katherine Tegen

Potentially Sensitive Areas

None

Topics

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

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