The Journal of Angela Ashby by Liana Gardner          
The Journal of Angela Ashby
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Liana Gardner
(Ages 9-12)

Kevin Hoffman

Dear Librarians,

I want to tell you about THE FIFTH VERTEX, the first book in my epic fantasy series, The Sigilord Chronicles. My protagonist, Urus, was born deaf and endured a brutal childhood at the hands of his father and is literally branded as one of the culled, exiled by his own people for lacking the killer instinct they so covet.

Kids want to read stories about people they can look up to; people who overcome challenges similar to those they have experienced. This book is filled with people with genuine flaws, identifiable personalities, and relatable challenges like dealing with a disability, coping with child abuse, learning how to trust after a childhood spent bouncing between orphanages, all while moving through an action-packed quest to stop an ancient evil from escaping their prison and attacking other worlds.

Urus learns that his sign language is actually the key to unlocking an ancient magic that may be the only thing that can save their world and countless others.

There is so much in this book for readers to enjoy on so many levels. I hope you include it in your library!

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Kevin Hoffman
The Fifth Vertex / Kevin Hoffman / Kevin Hoffman

Price: $11.99 / ISBN: 978-0990647911 / Published: August, 2014

Ages 12+ / Paperback / YA Epic Fantasy
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