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I feel like the Morning Star

Maguire, Gregory

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ISBN 10: 0060240210 / ISBN 13: 9780060240219
Published by Harper & Row, New York, 1989
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Inscribed and signed by the author on the title page, first edition of author's first novel, in near fine condition with minor spotting on the front edge, minor wear at the head and tail of the spine, book slightly cocked. . First Printing. Near Fine. Bookseller Inventory # 10000000002700

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Title: I feel like the Morning Star

Publisher: Harper & Row, New York

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Author

Edition: First Edition.

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Three teenagers in a post-holocaust survival colony find that their shelter has become a prison and decide to break out.

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Grade 8-10-- The inhabitants of Pioneer Colony have spent the last five years in a tedious existence, organized into compounds, ruled by a Council of Elders and harrassed by their own j-guards. These 400 people are 4000 feet underground in a secret facility, a "21st century catacomb," survivors of an atomic attack. In the time they have been underground no one has questioned if Earth is once again safe, or if they should try to tunnel to the surface--no one until three teens, willing to risk death or torture, and encouraged by a former dissenter and singing personality known as Morning Star, begin to question the Council of Elders. The monotonous sterility of the underground setting, the lethargy of its inhabitants, and the regimentation of the colony are chillingly described, contrasting strongly with the inquisitiveness and risk-taking of the teens. Strong characterization offers young adults identity with Ella, Sorb, and Mart, while the shadowiness of the adults heightens their dissimilarity and offers further proof of their lack of caring. Although there are other excellent survival-after-nuclear-holocaust books, such as David Brin's The Postman (1986) or David Palmer's Emergence (1984, both Bantam), this depiction of a barren, underground society is a top choice for young adults. --Pam Spencer, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Fairfax County, Va.
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