Richard Peck Last Safe Place on Earth

ISBN 13: 9780785789888

Last Safe Place on Earth

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9780785789888: Last Safe Place on Earth

Todd, 15, thinks life in the quality community of Walden Woods is perfect, until Laurel, his dream girl, comes to babysit for his sister and reveals the forces of fundamentalism and censorship at work in the town.
A provocative new novel by a highly honored author that speaks to today's issues of censorship and fundamentalism.

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In this perceptive, chilling look at censorship and religious fanaticism, tenth-grader Todd and his family discover that their secure suburban community is no protection against obsessive, destructive ideas when Todd's little sister is brainwashed into hating and fearing Halloween. The compelling plot and Todd's likeable narrative help bring the complex issues home to young readers. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults.

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"A highly topical tale"--Publishers Weekly

"As always, Peck writes with wit and warmth that will sweep teens into a world they'll recognize."--Booklist

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