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Forde, Patricia

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(3) 4-6 Wordsmith's apprentice Letta was born into a world destroyed by "the Melting." She distributes leader John Noa's ever-diminishing lists of permitted words to the citizens of Ark (Noa's bastion of civilization)...until Letta uncovers Noa's plan to silence the citizenry altogether. Forde offers timely explorations of environmental concerns and freedom of speech, with fully realized characters whose stories intertwine tantalizingly.

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