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Half Bad: Half Bad Series, Book 1
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Published:
Recorded Books, Inc. 2014
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Edition:
Unabridged
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 4.5 - AR Pts: 12
Lexile measure:
HL: High-Low 680L
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Checked Out
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Publisher Marketing: In modern-day England, witches live alongside humans: White witches, who are good; Black witches, who are evil; and sixteen-year-old Nathan, who is both. Nathan's father is the world's most powerful and cruel Black witch, and his mother is dead. He is hunted from all sides. Trapped in a cage, beaten and handcuffed, Nathan must escape before his seventeenth birthday, at which point he will receive three gifts from his father and come into his own as a witch—or else he will die. But how can Nathan find his father when his every action is tracked, when there is no one safe to trust—not even family, not even the girl he loves? In the tradition of Patrick Ness and Markus Zusak, Half Bad is a gripping tale of alienation and the indomitable will to survive, a story that will grab hold of you and not let go until the very last page.
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Street Date:
03/25/2014
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781490614281
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 4.5, 12 Points
Lexile code:
HL: High-Low
Lexile measure:
680
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APA Citation (style guide)

Sally Green. (2014). Half Bad: Half Bad Series, Book 1. Unabridged Recorded Books, Inc.

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Sally Green. 2014. Half Bad: Half Bad Series, Book 1. Recorded Books, Inc.

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Sally Green, Half Bad: Half Bad Series, Book 1. Recorded Books, Inc, 2014.

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Sally Green. Half Bad: Half Bad Series, Book 1. Unabridged Recorded Books, Inc, 2014.

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