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Title:
Salt & stone
Author:
Scott, Victoria (Young adult author), author.
Edition:
First edition, March 2015.
Publication Information:
New York : Scholastic Press, 2015.
Physical Description:
313 pages ; 22 cm
Summary:
Tella will have to face the unseen dangers of the ocean, the breathless cold of a mountain, and twisted new rules in the Brimstone Bleed for a chance at obtaining the Cure for her brother.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
HL 800 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 5.4 14.0 173632.
ISBN:
9780545537483
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

How far would you go to survive?

In Fire & Flood , Tella Holloway faced a dangerous trek through the jungle and a terrifying march across the desert, all to remain a Contender in the Brimstone Bleed for a chance at obtaining the Cure for her brother. She can't stop - and in Salt & Stone, Tella will have to face the unseen dangers of the ocean, the breathless cold of a mountain, and twisted new rules in the race.

But what if the danger is deeper than that? How do you know who to trust when everyone's keeping secrets? What do you do when the person you'd relied on most suddenly isn't there for support? How do you weigh one life against another?

The race is coming to an end, and Tella is running out of time, resources, and strength. At the beginning of the race there were one hundred twenty-two Contenders. As Tella and her remaining friends start the fourth and final part of
the race, just forty-one are left . . . and only one can win.


Author Notes

VICTORIA SCOTT is the author of the Dante Walker series. She lives in Dallas with her husband, and is currently working on her next novel. Victoria adores getting to know her readers. Visit her online at www.VictoriaScottYA.com .


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Booklist Review

The grueling competition called the Brimstone Bleed is only half over, but former powder puff Tella has become a strong contender. Her hard-won stamina and mental toughness are sorely tested as she and her team tackle the ocean and mountain legs of the race. Tella develops as a leader but maintains her compassion, especially toward the genetically engineered animals called Pandoras that accompany each contender. She keeps her sense of humor, too contemplating the shutdown superhunk Guy, she thinks, I can't imagine a world in which I'd hate him. Though I can certainly imagine one in which I tell him to bite me. Lots of fun.--Willey, Paula Copyright 2015 Booklist


Excerpts

Excerpts

Fox tongue against my cheek. A grizzly bear on his feet, roaring a warning. An iguana flat on my stomach. I don't have much time before my thoughts are gone from me. So I fill my lungs, and I think of Caroline. And Dink. And of Ransom and Levi and all the friends who aren't here for one reason or another. I think of Harper, too, of whether she'll make good on her promise to return and help me win.I squeeze my hands into fists. I close my eyes. And I whisper my brother's name inside the folds of my mind: Cody.Cody on the last day I saw him well. He was drinking pickle juice from the jar and wincing from the sourness. Has he always liked pickle juice? I can't remember, but I want to see him drink it again. I want to see him drink anything without the use of a straw and small sips. I want to take back every bad thing I've ever said to him and replace it with this: I look up to you.The woman appears. She says something. She's holding something. She lifts her slender arm into the air to show the men her prize.I narrow and widen my gaze, trying to see past the drug's fog.And then I know exactly what she's holding.It's a life jacket. Excerpted from Salt and Stone by Victoria Scott All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.