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The Wicker King, K. Ancrum

Label
The Wicker King, K. Ancrum
Language
eng
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
HL620L, LexileStructure indicator: 90 (high), Syntactic indicator: 90 (high), Semantic indicator: 100 (high), Decoding indicator: 100 (high), Lexile
Literary Form
novels
Main title
The Wicker King
Oclc number
964502859
Responsibility statement
K. Ancrum
Series statement
Wicker King, 2
Summary
Best friends August and Jack struggle to cope as one spirals into madnessAugust and Jack have never lived in the same world. August is a misfit with a pyro streak and Jack is a golden boy on the varisty rugby team - but their intense friendship goes way back. It's something they keep for themselves, and they rely on each other for survival. When Jack begins to see increasingly vivid hallucinations, August decides to help Jack the only way he knows how - by believing him, and believing in the fantasy kingdom that creeps into the edges of the real world. Jack leads August on a quest to fulfill a dark prophecy, and together they alienate everyone around them as they struggle with their sanity, free-falling into a surreal fantasy world that feels made for them. In the end, each one must choose his own truth. Written with vivid intensity, The Wicker King explores a relationship fraught with tension, madness, and love. -- from dust jacket
Target audience
adolescent
Content
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