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Journey's End

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Journey's End

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New York Times bestselling author Rachel Hawkins brings us a riveting middle grade fantasy-adventure, perfect for fans of Lisa Graff.

The town of Journey's End may not literally be at the end of the world, but it sure feels like it to Nolie Stanhope. Spending the summer with her scientist father in the tiny Scottish village isn't exactly Nolie's idea of a good time, but she soon finds a friend: native Journey's Ender Bel McKissick.
While Nolie's father came to Journey's End to study the Boundary—a mysterious fog bank offshore—Bel's family can't afford to consider it a threat. The McKissick's livelihood depends on the tourists drawn by legends of a curse. Still, whether you believe in magic or science, going into the Boundary means you'll never come back.
...Unless you do. Albert Etheridge, a boy who disappeared into the Boundary in 1914, suddenly returns—without having aged a day and with no memory of the past hundred years. Then the Boundary starts creeping closer to the town, threatening to consume everyone within.
While Nolie's father wants to have the village evacuated, Bel's parents lead the charge to stay in Journey's End. Meanwhile, Albert and the girls look for ways to stop the encroaching boundary, coming across an ancient Scottish spell that requires magic, a quest, and a sacrifice.
New York Times bestselling author Rachel Hawkins brings us a riveting middle grade fantasy-adventure, perfect for fans of Lisa Graff.

The town of Journey's End may not literally be at the end of the world, but it sure feels like it to Nolie Stanhope. Spending the summer with her scientist father in the tiny Scottish village isn't exactly Nolie's idea of a good time, but she soon finds a friend: native Journey's Ender Bel McKissick.
While Nolie's father came to Journey's End to study the Boundary—a mysterious fog bank offshore—Bel's family can't afford to consider it a threat. The McKissick's livelihood depends on the tourists drawn by legends of a curse. Still, whether you believe in magic or science, going into the Boundary means you'll never come back.
...Unless you do. Albert Etheridge, a boy who disappeared into the Boundary in 1914, suddenly returns—without having aged a day and with no memory of the past hundred years. Then the Boundary starts creeping closer to the town, threatening to consume everyone within.
While Nolie's father wants to have the village evacuated, Bel's parents lead the charge to stay in Journey's End. Meanwhile, Albert and the girls look for ways to stop the encroaching boundary, coming across an ancient Scottish spell that requires magic, a quest, and a sacrifice.
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  • From the book It was fairly quiet in the village at night, and Bel didn't know if that was because the weather had been so poor, or if after the meeting, everyone was doing the same thing that her family had wanted to do—go home and talk it all over. The arcade was closed earlier than normal, and while Bel saw a few people down by the harbor, sipping from Styrofoam cups of tea, on the whole, it was nearly empty.
    Which was a good thing, since Nolie was singing a little song under her breath.
    "We're sneaking ouuuuut," she shisper-sand. "sneeeaaaakiiiiing ouuuuttt."
    "Shhh!" Bel shushed, even as she smiled, the two of them skirting around the harbor. "The 'sneaking' is the important bit, you nutter."
    Nolie gave an easy shrug, kicking a stray rock out of her way. "This moment needed to be commemorated in song," she said, and then she looked over at Bel. Her smile was almost shy.
    "And since we're sneaking out and sharing secrets and stuff, I guess that means you're not mad at me."
    Bel didn't have time to stop—the sooner they were back, the better—but she did slow down a little. "I thought you might be mad at me, too," she confessed. "Or . . . not angry, I s'pose, just . . . it was . . ."
    "Super awkward?" Nolie supplied, and Bel gave a tight nod.
    They were moving up from the harbor, climbing a slight rise, and Nolie pointed to a little stone plinth that overlooked the water. "What's that?" she asked, and Bel glanced over her shoulder at it.
    "Hmm? Oh, just a wee plaque someone put there years ago. It's odd. Just says In Hope of Forgiveness, but no names, no dates or anything. Always figured a sailor upset his girlfriend or summat," Bel said, and Nolie frowned in the direction of the plaque, but nodded all the same.
    They moved off the pavement and behind the village center. Bel wanted to cut across the field rather than walk up the road to her house so that she could go through the back door.
    They were closer to her house now, and she glanced over at Nolie to see if she was looking at it. It wasn't anything as nice as the house that the Institute used, or as pretty as the newer houses by the harbor, like the one Alice's family had bought.
    But if Nolie wasn't impressed by Bel's house, she didn't say anything, quietly slipping through the back gate behind Bel, then tiptoeing through the back door.
    To Bel's immense relief, Al was still sitting quietly in her room when she sneaked back in, his spine rigid, his hands on his knees. He looked like he was afraid to touch anything, or even move, for fear that he'd make a noise that might lead to his discovery.
    "Holy—" Nolie started, and Bel cut her off with a finger pressed against her own lips.
    "Shhhhh!" she hissed. "We don't want my parents coming up here. I'm not allowed to have boys in my room."
    "Even boys who are technically dead?" Nolie said, and Al shot her that cross look again.
    "Not dead," he said stiffly, and Nolie nodded, coming to sit down in Bel's desk chair. "Right, I just mean that you're not the same as a random boy from school. Magical boys who appear out of deadly fog should get a pass, is all I'm saying."
    Al's frown deepened, and Bel waved a hand at both of them. "Nolie, he doesn't understand anything you just said, I'd wager, and you'll only upset him. Now both of you, hush, and I'll be right back."
    She dashed into the hall, then crept as quietly as she could downstairs, hoping Jaime was still in the kitchen with her family. She could hear the telly on in the living room, and the running water in the bathroom that told her Mum was giving Jack his bath. She'd have to move fast to make sure no one saw her, but she could do that.
    ...
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  • Publisher's Weekly

    September 5, 2016
    Adventure and friendship are the hallmarks of Hawkins’s (the Rebel Belle series) magical, mystical tale of a small Scottish town and the encroaching fog that threatens it. Nolie Stanhope, 12, is visiting Journey’s End to spend time with her scientist father, who is studying a strange weather phenomenon known as the Boundary. Bel is the same age as Nolie and grew up in town, surrounded by stories of the mysterious fog that now keeps the town afloat with tourism. On the way to becoming friends, the two girls encounter Albert, a 12-year-old boy lost to the sea and fog nearly a century earlier. Together, the trio must find a way to keep the Boundary from swallowing up Journey’s End forever. Filled with delightful interactions and characterizations, the story meanders happily through local myth and legend, seamlessly blending an American and Scottish perspectives while marrying current events with those of a time long past. Rife with emotion and adventure, Hawkins’s novel celebrates the joyful explorations of childhood and the sometimes-difficult lessons learned with age. Ages 8–12. Agent: Holly Root, Waxman Leavell Literary.

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