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Magisterium

By Jeff Hirsch   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545290180 Hardcover
320 Pages | 5.71" x 8.55" | Ages 12 & Up

It's the year 2120. On one side of the Rift is a technological paradise without famine or want. On the other side is a mystery.

Sixteen-year-old Glenn Morgan has lived next to the Rift her entire life and has no idea what might be on the other side of it. Glenn's only friend, Kevin Kapoor, insists the fence holds back a world of monsters and witchcraft, but magic isn't for Glenn. She has enough problems with reality: Glenn's mother disappeared when she was six, and soon after, she lost her scientist father to his all-consuming work on the mysterious Project. Glenn buries herself in her studies and dreams about the day she can escape to the cold isolation of a research station on 813, a planet on the far side of the known universe. But when her father's work leads to his arrest, he gives Glenn a simple metal bracelet that will send Glenn and Kevin on the run—with only one place to go.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Magisterium

"A fresh take on the typical dystopian story." —VOYA

"This fast-paced, action-packed story features a strong protagonist, fabulous imagery, and romance. By novel's end, feats of sacrifice and extreme loyalty illuminate the truism that the more things change, the more they stay the same." —Booklist

"Hirsch keeps the action rolling non-stop. Fans of dystopian adventure will find . . . gratifying thrills with a touch of glamour." —Publishers Weekly

"Fans of the author's previous novel, the post-apocalyptic The Eleventh Plague, will again be intrigued by the question of how individuals cope when their carefully constructed worlds fall apart." —Horn Book

Praise for The Eleventh Plague

"A gripping survival drama." —USA Today

"The Eleventh Plague hits disturbingly close to home, vividly depicting a world that has nose-dived into a futuristic nightmare.... An excellent, taut debut novel." —Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games