Sang Spell

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Atheneum Books for Young Readers,
Pub. Date:
1st ed.
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 5.2 - AR Pts: 7
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Josh is hitchhiking from Boston to Dallas to begin a new life, trying to sort out the changes that have skewed his world since an accident killed his mother and made a mockery of his dreams. No longer will he be what he was -- an important person in a high school he loved. Instead he will be starting his junior year in a place where no one will know him, no one will care.He wanders up a road he has taken away from the interstate, where he has been thumbing rides, looking for a village where he might find shelter from the unexpected August cold and rain. When a car comes along, it looks like a ride to somewhere. And that's what it proves to be. But the somewhere he finds is not the somewhere he expected. It is a place that knows him, knows the darkness inside of him; that offers food and shelter, but also confronts him with choices he does not know how to make. It probes his past, examines his possible futures, and finally pierces the wall of despair he has built around himself.Sang Spell is a fantasy built on the hopes and dreams of a people who longed for a place of peace, for a way out of the dark and the rain. Some might think finding such a place to be a miracle, but not Josh. To him it is a nightmare, a prison he cannot escape. Sang Spell is an adventure into a place of forgotten people, the Melungeons, and into the boundaries created by the human mind.
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Grouping Title sang spell
Grouping Author naylor phyllis reynolds
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display_description When his mother is killed in an automobile accident, high-schooler Josh decides to hitchhike across country, and finds himself trapped in a mysterious village somewhere in the Appalachian Mountains, among a group of people who call themselves Melungeons.
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publishDate 1998
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subject_facet Appalachian Region -- Juvenile fiction, Identity -- Fiction, Melungeons -- Juvenile fiction, Orphans -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Sang Spell
title_full Sang Spell / Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
title_short Sang Spell
topic_facet Identity, Melungeons, Orphans