DIVerse Families
 
The Call

Title

The Call

Authors

Peadar O'Guilin

Publisher

David Fickling Books

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9781338045611

Pages

307 pages

Genre

horror

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

3 minutes and 4 seconds. The length of time every teenager is 'Called', from the moment they vanish to the moment they reappear. 9 out of 10 children return dead. Even the survivors are changed. The nation must survive. Nessa, Megan and Anto are at a training school -- to give them some chance to fight back. Their enemy is brutal and unforgiving. But Nessa is determined to come back alive. Determined to prove that her polio-twisted legs won't get her killed. But her enemies don't just live in the Grey Land. There are people closer to home who will go to any length to see her, and the nation, fail.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

HL780L

Topic

Disability and Health; Physical disability; Illness; paralysis; paralyzed legs; poliomyelitis; polio

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Carnegie Medal, 2018, Long List, Children's Book; CBI Book of the Year Award, 2017, Short List; Lancashire County Library Children's Book of the Year Award, 2018, Longlist; Young Adult Book Prize, 2017, Short List, Young Adult Fiction; Leeds Book Award, 2017, Ages 14-16; Tayshas High School Reading List, 2017; Virginia Readers' Choice Award, 2018 - 2019, High School

Keywords

fairies; Ireland; survival; death; boarding school; torture; monsters; personal struggle; bravery

Diversity Impact

direct

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