The Daybreak Bond (Paperback)
This thought-provoking sequel to Megan Frazer Blakemore's stunningly imaginative novel, The Firefly Code, gives readers a chance to see our world in a brand new light.
Mori and her friends Julia, Benji, and Theo have never seen life beyond the walls of their perfect society, Old Harmonie. That changes when their new friend Ilana is threatened by the rules that are supposed to keep them all safe. They escape together, hoping to find help in Boston with Dr. Agatha Varden, one of Old Harmonie's pioneering founders.
But the outside world is nothing like they anticipated. As they face challenges they never expected and encounter a group of kids from the outside, Mori and the others begin to understand the complicated reality of their supposedly perfect community. With the help of these new friends, they just might be able to save Ilana . . . but at what cost?
Megan Frazer Blakemore is the author of The Firefly Code, The Friendship Riddle, The Spy Catchers of Maple Hill, and The Water Castle, which was listed as a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year, a Bank Street Best Book of the Year, and as a New York Public Library Best Book for Reading and Sharing. She is also the author of the young adult novel Secrets of Truth And Beauty which received a starred review in Publishers Weekly and was on the ALA Rainbow list. A former middle-school librarian, Megan lives in Maine with her family.
“Readers with a passion for environmentalism and economic equality will be enthralled by this title that explores the impact of a world whose unrestrained consumption has harsh effects on others . . . A satisfying, thrilling sequel to The Firefly Code.” —School Library Journal
“Despite disturbing dystopic details and sophisticated concepts such as the uncanny valley, Mori's earnestness and hard-won bravery give the story a gentle soul.” —Kirkus Reviews
“The themes are strong, and the depiction of a tightly controlled world at the expense of individuality will surely fascinate fans of Lois Lowry's The Giver . . . A very good selection for middle grade readers drawn to high-concept science fiction.” —School Library Journal on THE FIREFLY CODE
“Will have children turning pages and thinking about important questions. An excellent choice for those who love Lois Lowry's The Giver or Margaret Peterson Haddix's sci-fi adventures.” —Booklist on THE FIREFLY CODE
“Less stark than The Giver, this welcome addition to the dystopic utopia genre is a young cousin of Ally Condie's Matched and Mary Pearson's The Adoration of Jenna Fox.” —Kirkus Reviews on THE FIREFLY CODE
“Thought provoking . . . a tribute to the great girl detectives of children's literature.” —New York Times Book Review on THE SPY CATCHERS OF MAPLE HILL
“Science, history and literature references glow . . . With keen intelligence and bits of humor, the prose slips calmly between narrative perspectives, trusting readers to pick up a revelation that Ephraim and Mallory don't see--and it's a doozy. This one is special.” —Kirkus Reviews on THE WATER CASTLE
“What shines through . . . is Blakemore's tender understanding of how these children--and all children--feel about their lives and the adults who control them.” —New York Times on THE WATER CASTLE