The Calling by Kelley Armstrong

Book title: The Calling

Author: Kelley Armstrong

Bibliographic entry Armstrong, K. (2012). The calling. Toronto, ON: Doubleday Canada.
Description  Maya’s adventures continue as she attempts to get home and find her parents after her mishap in The Gathering.  Maya learns more about her skin-walking tendencies and her companions also discover their own abilities.  The plot thickens when Maya and her friends discover their town is abandoned and they have to develop a new strategy for rescue.
Reaction  The second book moves very quickly as characters and the main conflict have already been established in the previous book.  Students will devour this book and wait impatiently for the third in the series.
Recommended age level Grades 7 and up
Subjects/themes  Identity quest, trust, survival
Curriculum connections English: read a variety of student- and teacher-selected texts from diverse cultures and historical periods, identifying specific purposes for reading
Miscellaneous  This is the second book in the series.  The third book will be released in the spring of 2013.

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