City of Orphans
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Plot twists, big accusations, and plenty of shifty, crooked characters fill the pages of this harrowing adventure from Newbery Medalist Avi.
The streets of 1893 New York are crowded and filthy. For thirteen-year-old newsboy Maks Geless, they are also dangerous. Bruno, leader of the awful Plug Ugly Gang, has set his sights on Maks and orders his boys to track him down. Suddenly Maks finds himself on the run, doing all he can to evade the gang, with only his new friend Willa by his side. And that’s just the start of Mak’s troubles. His sister, Emma, has been arrested and imprisoned for stealing a watch from the glamorous new Waldorf Hotel. Maks knows she didn’t do it—but will he be able to prove it in time?
This is a riveting, quickly paced adventure set against a backdrop alive with the sights and sounds of tenement New York.
From Publishers Weekly
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This book is very well written and will keep you guessing until the very end! I read half the book in one night because I just needed to know what happened!
The best book i have ever read. It is time consuming but it's worth the wait I would recommend to anyone who loves to read!
This is such a great book and there is so much description! I would definitely give this book 5 stars and recommend it to anyone!!!! :)
- Level: Grades 5-9
- Category: Historical
- Published: Sep 06, 2011
- Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
- Seller: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc.
- Print Length: 368 Pages
- Language: English