A Wish In The Dark

ISBN-10: 1536222976
ISBN-13: 9781536222975
Author: Soontornvat, Christina
Interest Level: 3-7
Publisher: Candlewick Press

Publication Date: September 2021

Copyright: 2020

Page Count: 384


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Interest Level

Grades 3-7

Reading Level

Guided Reading: X
Lexile: 720L
Accelerated Reader Level: 5.2
Accelerated Reader Points: 11.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Asia

JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Homelessness & Poverty

Description
A boy on the run. A girl determined to find him. A compelling fantasy looks at issues of privilege, protest, and justice. All light in Chattana is created by one man - the Governor, who appeared after the Great Fire to bring peace and order to the city. For Pong, who was born in Namwon Prison, the magical lights represent freedom, and he dreams of the day he will be able to walk among them. But when Pong escapes from prison, he realizes that the world outside is no fairer than the one behind bars. The wealthy dine and dance under bright orb light, while the poor toil away in darkness. Worst of all, Pong's prison tattoo marks him as a fugitive who can never be truly free. Nok, the prison warden's perfect daughter, is bent on tracking Pong down and restoring her family's good name. But as Nok hunts Pong through the alleys and canals of Chattana, she uncovers secrets that make her question the truths she has always held dear. Set in a Thai-inspired fantasy world, Christina Soontornvat's twist on Victor Hugo's Les Miserables is a dazzling
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