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The Resource The gathering, Kelley Armstrong

The gathering, Kelley Armstrong

Label
The gathering
Title
The gathering
Statement of responsibility
Kelley Armstrong
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sixteen-year-old Maya suspects there may be a relationship between her paw-print birthmark, her connection with wild animals, and strange events occurring in her tiny Vancouver Island community, where a medical research facility harbors big secrets
Member of
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Award
White Pine Award (Ontario), 2012.
Review
  • Grades 7-11 Sixteen-year-old Native American Maya Delany is the adopted child of a park ranger and a research scientist, living in a remote Vancouver Island town of 200 people. Her isolated community is centered around a medical research facility, which provides stellar education for the town’s children. Maya is a star athlete and serious student—and has recently become aware of her hidden talent for communicating with wild animals, particularly mountain lions. Could this have anything to do with the paw-shaped birthmark on her right thigh? Armstrong begins her new series about “skin-walkers” (humans who can change into animals) with a swift-paced start, creating memorable characters and interesting premises. Maya mourns for her lifelong best friend, who died in a mysterious drowning incident; is drawn to the attractive but obviously troubled mysterious new boy in town; and tries to work out her feelings for her dead friend’s boyfriend, who is himself dealing with an alcoholic, abusive father. If the story lags during the inevitable chase scene, it ends poised on a cliff-hanger and ready to roll with the sequel. -- Carton, Debbie (Reviewed 03-01-2011) (Booklist, vol 107, number 13, p56)
  • Armstrong follows her bestselling Darkest Powers trilogy with the first book in the intriguing new Darkness Rising trilogy, set in the same world of supernaturals with manipulated DNA. Weird things are happening to 16-year-old Maya Delaney, who lives with her adoptive parents in a privately owned medical research town on Vancouver Island. She's good with animals—her mother found her playing fetch with a cougar when she was five—but the big cats are hanging around more than usual. Maya's attempt to get her paw print–shaped birthmark highlighted with a tattoo ends up with a Native woman calling her a witch and chasing her off. A nosy reporter's questions are less about the nearby research facility and more about which kids weren't born in town. And newly arrived bad boy Rafe suddenly starts sharing his secret past, a past sure to cause trouble for Maya. Comfortably mixing science, myth, and mystery, Armstrong creates a vivid world highlighted by appealing characters. Fans and newcomers alike will be eager for more after Armstrong's story drives to its pulse-pounding climax. Ages 12–up. (Apr.) --Staff (Reviewed February 7, 2011) (Publishers Weekly, vol 258, issue 06, p)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
388076
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Armstrong, Kelley
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Interest level
  • MG+
  • High School
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 7
  • 11
Reading level
  • 4.2
  • 4.7
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Darkness rising
Series volume
bk. 1
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Reading Counts
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Paranormal fiction
  • Human-animal relationships
  • High schools
  • Schools
  • Families
  • Vancouver Island (B.C.)
  • Canada
  • Supernatural
  • Human-animal relationships
  • High schools
  • Schools
  • Family life
  • Witchcraft
  • Vancouver Island (B.C.)
  • Canada
  • Families
  • High schools
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Paranormal fiction
  • Schools
  • British Columbia
  • British Columbia
  • Canada
Target audience
adolescent
Label
The gathering, Kelley Armstrong
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn641531983
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
359 pages
Isbn
9780061797026
Lccn
2010032229
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)641531983
Label
The gathering, Kelley Armstrong
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn641531983
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
359 pages
Isbn
9780061797026
Lccn
2010032229
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)641531983

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