“An absolutely gripping story of a hidden world, the secrets between it and ours, and the courageous, determined Peter and Thea, who mean to get answers, no matter what the cost. I couldn’t put it down until I’d finished it!” - Tamora Pierce
Peter is thrilled to join his parents on an expedition to Greenland, where his father studies global warming. Peter will get to skip school, drive a dogsled, and – finally – share in his dad’s adventures. But on the ice cap, Peter struggles to understand a series of visions that both frighten and entice him.
Thea has never seen the sun. Her extraordinary people, suspected of witchcraft and nearly driven to extinction, have retreated to a secret world they’ve built deep inside the arctic ice. As Thea dreams of a path to the Earth’s surface, Peter’s search for answers brings him ever closer to her hidden home.
Rebecca Stead’s fascinating debut novel is a dazzling tale of mystery, science and adventure at the top of the world.
“An amazing action- and danger-filled plot-driven contemporary YA urban tale in which we find that alcoholic parents -- whether rich or poor -- can thoroughly poison their kids' lives, that it is not always easy to just say no, and that in the face of really bad stuff going down, some teens will make it to a better day while others are swallowed by the cracks.” RICHIE’S PICKS
...when a single dream isn't enough.
Why is it so wrong to want to be normal? To prove to the world, and to yourself, that you're not just a white-trash nobody?
A fourteen year-old cellist with big dreams and a bigger mouth, Martha knows her talent will one day help her escape the clutches of her alcoholic mom and the chaotic life they share. Then her beloved cello is stolen, and she resorts to drastic measures to replace it--with tragic results. But just when she decides life can't possibly get any suckier, Martha is unexpectedly given a chance to escape her hopeless existence. Thrilled beyond belief, she reinvents herself as the elusive "Gina" and moves in with the Brinkmans, a wealthy, seemingly "perfect" family with a few disturbing secrets of its own.
Congratulations, Jeannine and Rebecca, for the releases of your wonderful books! All of us at 2k7 wish you the very best, ladies!