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Dec 03 2010

Descent by Charlotte McConaghy

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The Strangers of Paragor: Book 2. Black Dog Books, 2010. ISBN 9781742031279.
(Age: Older teenagers) When the last two strangers arrive in Paragor, Jack and Mia are thrown into a world they know nothing about. With the help from the other strangers and their newly made friends they must come together for the battle of their lives!
This medieval saga is about courage, darkness and most importantly friendship. The plot line is complex as there are multi-layering of themes and issues. I highly recommend that the first novel Arrival to be read first as it will help the reader to familiarise themselves with the characters and to understand the storyline in Descent.
I recommend this novel to older teenagers or young adults as some scenes involve graphic violence and are inappropriate for younger readers. Charlotte has done a wonderful job creating this novel at the age of sixteen. Even in the very last pages, you are fixed to the story line and can't put the book down. I won't be surprised if Charlotte will be an author to a third novel very soon. And I will be waiting for it!
Lauren Pfeiffer (Student, 16 years old)

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