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Critical Praise

"A powerful and provocative novel."

—The New York Times

"The simplicity and directness of Lowry's writing force readers to grapple with their own thoughts…"

—Booklist (starred review)

"A richly provocative novel."

—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"The final flight for survival is a riveting as it is inevitable. This tightly plotted story and its believable characters will stay with readers for a long time."

—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"The theme of balancing the values of freedom and security is beautifully presented."

—The Horn Book (starred review)