The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong

Book title: The Gathering

Author: Kelley Armstrong

Bibliographic entry Armstrong, K. (2011). The gathering. Toronto, ON: Doubleday Canada.
Description Maya and her friends discover a town secret as they are the victims of a mysterious scheme by their local pharmaceutical company.  When a new boy and his sister move to the area, Maya discovers that her extraordinary human strengths lead to questions about her birth parents.
Reaction  Maya is a likeable character: smart, funny, conscientious but also inexperienced and naive.  There are enough strong male characters that I think boys would like this book but it is a sure fire winner for girls.
Recommended age level  grades 7 and up
Subjects/themes  Trust, mystery
Curriculum connections English: read a variety of student- and teacher-selected texts from diverse cultures and historical periods, identifying specific purposes for reading
Awards  The Stellar Book Award, White Pine Book award
Miscellaneous  The first book in a three part series


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