The Marbury Lens (Compact Disc)

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By Andrew Smith, Mark Boyett (Read by)
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Winter 2011 Kids' Next List

“The Marbury Lens will keep you up all night. Each time your eyelids start to sink, you'll come across 'roll....tap,tap,tap,' and with a racing heart you'll drop back into the world of Marbury. No matter how many times you return to the present, the need for that adrenaline surge will have you reading more and more. This incredibly tense read starts with an very bad night of drunkenness for 16-year old Jack that sends him on a terrifying journey. This is a book you'll be talking about for a long time.”
— Andrea Vuleta, Mrs. Nelson's Toy & Book Shop, La Verne, CA


Sixteen-year-old Jack gets drunk and is in the wrong place at the wrong time. He is kidnapped. He escapes, narrowly. The only person he tells is his best friend, Conner. When they arrive in London as planned for summer break, a stranger hands Jack a pair of glasses. Through the lenses, he sees another world called Marbury. There is war in Marbury. It is a desolate and murderous place where Jack is responsible for the survival of two younger boys. Conner is there, too. But he's trying to kill them. Meanwhile, Jack is falling in love with an English girl, and afraid he's losing his mind. Conner tells Jack it's going to be okay. But, it's not. Andrew Smith has written his most beautiful and personal novel yet, as he explores the nightmarish outer limits of what trauma can do to our bodies and our minds.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781441888402
ISBN-10: 1441888403
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication Date: November 9th, 2010
Language: English