Children and Young Adults Ann Coburn Glint

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Glint

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Ellie and her little brother Danny spend their lonely days making up stories about a young girl in a world of dragons and shape-shifters, a girl as brave and cunning as they would like to be.

Five years later Danny disappears. The police have no clues. They fear he is dead, but Ellie knows better. She also knows that she is the only one who can find him.

At the same time, in the world Danny and Ellie imagined, a young girl named Argent sets off on a quest of her own to reclaim a stolen dragon hatchling.

As each girl makes her way closer to her goal, the boundaries between the worlds of fantasy and reality begin to blur until it's unclear where one world ends and the other begins. Gripping, compelling, and utterly absorbing, Glint is the story of two worlds—and two heroines—that readers will never forget.

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About the Author:

Ann Coburn is the award-winning author of many previous children's titles, including the Borderlands Sequence series. Glint is her first book with HarperCollins. Ms. Coburn lives in the northeast of England.

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Grade 6–8—This book tells the story of Ellie and the trauma her family faces when her brother, Danny, disappears on his 11th birthday, and that of Argent, who is desperate to save a stolen dragon hatchling. At first the separate sections are a little distracting as readers try to relate the two disparate tales, but the adventure becomes more engaging and intriguing as the book goes on. Coburn leaves the question hanging as to whether Ellie and Argent are analogues in parallel universes or simply the product of the imprisoned Danny's drug-induced hallucinations. The realistic views of Ellie and her family are definitely the strongest element of the story. While Glint is good, Philip Pullman's "His Dark Materials" trilogy (Knopf) and Beth Goobie's Flux (2004) and Fixed (2005, both Orca) make the transition between worlds a little more seamless and cohesive. Buy this one only where fantasy novels are in heavy demand.—Saleena L. Davidson, South Brunswick Public Library, Monmouth Junction, NJ
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