A wish in the dark
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Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2020.
ISBN
9781536204940, 1536204943, 9781536222975, 1536222976
Lexile measure
720L
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J NOVEL SOONTORNVAT
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Published
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2020.
Format
Book
Physical Desc
375 pages ; 20 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9781536204940, 1536204943, 9781536222975, 1536222976
Accelerated Reader
MG
Level 5.2, 11 Points
Lexile measure
720

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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 Misérables is a dazzling, fast-paced adventure that explores the difference between law and justice -- and asks whether one child can shine a light in the dark.
Target Audience
8-12
Target Audience
720L,Lexile
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader AR,MG,5.2,11,508811.
Awards
Newbery Honor Book, 2021.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Soontornvat, C. (2020). A wish in the dark (First edition.). Candlewick Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Soontornvat, Christina. 2020. A Wish in the Dark. Candlewick Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Soontornvat, Christina. A Wish in the Dark Candlewick Press, 2020.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Soontornvat, Christina. A Wish in the Dark First edition., Candlewick Press, 2020.

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