The City Beautiful

ISBN-10: 1335452745
ISBN-13: 9781335452740
Author: Polydoros, Aden
Interest Level: 7-12
Publisher: HarperCollins

Publication Date: August 2022

Copyright: 2021

Page Count: 464

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Interest Level

Grades 7-12

Reading Level

Accelerated Reader Level: 5.4
Accelerated Reader Points: 17.0

BISAC Subjects

YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Religious / Jewish *

YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / Dark Fantasy *

YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Emigration & Immigration *

Chicago, 1893. For Alter Rosen, this is the land of opportunity, and he dreams of the day he'll have enough money to bring his mother and sisters to America, freeing them from the oppression they face in his native Romania. But when Alter's best friend, Yakov, becomes the latest victim in a long line of murdered Jewish boys, his dream begins to slip away. While the rest of the city is busy celebrating the World's Fair, Alter is now living a nightmare: possessed by Yakov's dybbuk, he is plunged into a world of corruption and deceit, and thrown back into the arms of a dangerous boy from his past. A boy who means more to Alter than anyone knows. Now, with only days to spare until the dybbuk takes over Alter's body completely, the two boys must race to track down the killer--before the killer claims them next.
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