Nation

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When a giant wave destroys his village, Mau is the only one left. Daphne—a traveler from the other side of the globe—is the sole survivor of a shipwreck. Separated by language and customs, the two are united by catastrophe. Slowly, they are joined by other refugees. And as they struggle to protect the small band, Mau and Daphne defy ancestral spirits, challenge death himself, and uncover a long-hidden secret that literally turns the world upside down.

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Overview

When a giant wave destroys his village, Mau is the only one left. Daphne—a traveler from the other side of the globe—is the sole survivor of a shipwreck. Separated by language and customs, the two are united by catastrophe. Slowly, they are joined by other refugees. And as they struggle to protect the small band, Mau and Daphne defy ancestral spirits, challenge death himself, and uncover a long-hidden secret that literally turns the world upside down.

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Thirteen-year-old Mau has almost completed the initiation rite of his Pacific island culture. Only one part of the ritual remains, but Mau worries that he will never be able to complete it. A devastating tsunami has wiped out his entire island, leaving only Mau and the British governor's daughters as survivors. Of course, what follows is far more poignant than any quiet South Pacific ceremony. A thoroughly engaging teen novel about identity, community, and resilience by fantasy wizard Terry Pratchett.
Booklist (starred review)
“Quirky wit and broad vision make this a fascinating survival story on many levels.”
Washington Post Book World
“Pratchett’s examination of questions about religious belief, the nature of culture and what it means to be human [...] is a terrific, thought-provoking book.”
New York Times Book Review
“A wonderful story, by turns harrowing and triumphant.”
Horn Book (starred review)
“It is hard to imagine a reader who won’t feel welcomed into this nation.”
Horn Book
"It is hard to imagine a reader who won’t feel welcomed into this nation."
Booklist
"Quirky wit and broad vision make this a fascinating survival story on many levels."
New York Times Book Review
"A wonderful story, by turns harrowing and triumphant."
Washington Post Book World
"Pratchett’s examination of questions about religious belief, the nature of culture and what it means to be human [...] is a terrific, thought-provoking book."
Michael Dirda
Nation remains at heart a novel of ideas, a ferocious questioning of vested cultural attitudes and beliefs. In form it is a classic "Robinsonade," that is, a book in which characters are marooned on a desert island and there create a little civilization of their own…While Nation occasionally moves a little slowly, it soon develops great momentum, and we come to care and worry about Mau, Daphne and the others. Moreover, this being a Pratchett novel, the writing is always a pleasure…It's a terrific, thought-provoking book, and it ends wonderfully.
—The Washington Post
James Hynes
The heart of the book is Pratchett's serious examination of the roots and utility of religion. He's clearly a skeptic, and at times Nation reads like Philip Pullman, but with less anger and more jokes, and a bit more ambiguity…It's a wonderful story, by turns harrowing and triumphant, and Mau and Daphne are complicated and tremendously appealing characters. And since it's a Terry Pratchett novel, there is also a small army of vivid minor characters, including some colorfully venal British mutineers, a hilariously dry civil servant named Mr. Black and, in a cameo appearance from Discworld, Death himself, who appears here as a god called Locaha. It's a book that can be read with great pleasure by young readers—and not a few of their parents, I suspect—as both a high-spirited yarn and a subtle examination of the risks and virtues of faith.
—The New York Times
Publishers Weekly

In Carnegie Medalist Pratchett's (the Discworld novels; A Hat Full of Sky) superb mix of alternate history and fantasy, the king of England, along with the next 137 people in line to the throne, has just succumbed to the plague; the era might be akin to the 1860s or '70s. As the heir apparent is being fetched from his new post as governor of an island chain in the South Pelagic Ocean, his daughter, the redoubtable Ermintrude, still en route to join him in the South Pelagic, has been shipwrecked by a tsunami. She meets Mau, whose entire people have been wiped out by the great wave (he escaped their fate only because he was undergoing an initiation rite on another island). She and Mau each suffer profound crises of faith, and together they re-establish Mau's nation from other survivors who gradually wash up on shore and rediscover (with guidance from spirits) its remarkable lost heritage. Neatly balancing the somber and the wildly humorous in a riveting tale of discovery, Pratchett shows himself at the height of his powers. Ages 12-up. (Oct.)

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KLIATT - Paula Rohrlick
A tidal wave washes away Mau's village while he's off on a manhood rite of passage, and the young teen returns to find himself the only remaining member of his community. Grief-stricken but resourceful, Mau discovers he's not alone on his tropical island when he comes across Daphne, a white-skinned "ghost girl." She's the sole survivor of the shipwreck of the Sweet Judy, aside from a vile-mouthed parrot. Refugees from other places affected by the tidal wave soon start arriving on the isle they call the Nation, and Mau and Daphne are kept busy taking care of the newcomers, which involves everything from milking a pig to learning to make beer. Then raiders arrive, accompanied by nasty mutineers from the Sweet Judy, and Mau and Daphne must fight to protect their new community and its inhabitants. This funny, wise commentary on the meaning of nationalism, set about 150 years ago, isn't part of Pratchett's beloved Discworld fantasy series, but his many fans as well as adventure-loving YA readers will eat up this appealing tale. The theme of carrying on despite grief and in the face of death seems especially poignant and apt, as Pratchett has been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease. Racism, feminism, and what it means to be a man are themes that are also addressed, along with the role of religion: Mau is angry at his gods, even while questioning their existence. A classic survival tale that offers laughs and much to mull over, this is a wonderfully entertaining novel for YAs. Reviewer: Paula Rohrlick
VOYA - Jennifer Miskec
Young Mau is stuck between two identities, boy and man, when his rite of passage into adulthood is thwarted by a deadly storm that wipes out the rest of his island nation. As fellow survivors from disparate places and cultures begin to converge on his home, Mau must not only work to negotiate his own identity, he must also lead these strangers through their own recovery. Mau's closest ally is Daphne, a "ghost girl," British royalty whose ship crashed onto the island during the storm. Despite language and cultural differences, Mau and Daphne manage to connect and lead the others by sharing and merging cultural histories, sometime listening to and other times ignoring the loud voices of their ancestors. Although most of what Mau knows has been ruined and much of what Daphne has been taught turned on its head, their leadership forges a new nation, as old truths are questioned and revised. Again Pratchett creates a magical yet familiar world full of fantastic images and difficult decisions. There is a lot going on in the novel-this reviewer could not help feeling as if she were missing something-but there is something to be said for Pratchett's respect for the young reader whom he imagines can keep up with and find pleasure in the difficult worlds he creates. Dark and sometimes funny, this complex tale asks the reader to consider a variety of issues, from identity and tradition to faith and prejudice. Reviewer: Jennifer Miskec
Children's Literature - Renee Farrah
Mau's right of passage ritual was supposed to prepare him for the transition from boy to man, not the wave that washes over his island village, leaving him the sole survivor. Facing the massive loss, he must focus on rebuilding his own life, preserving the traditions of his people, and becoming a leader to other survivors that find their way to the Nation. One survivor in particular has survived more than the wave. Daphne, whose father is one hundred and thirty-eighth in line for the throne, became free from the role as a proper young lady, and shunned her given name Ermintrude after the boat she was traveling shipwrecked on Mau's island. The reader learns the rituals of the island culture with Daphne, and discovers new parts of the island with Mau. You will find the story etched in your mind when you are going about your day. There are familiar elements in this story such as Charles Darwin, Isaac Newton, and the friction between religion and science as represented in Daphne's traditional grandmother and modern father. There are so many levels of thought in this book; it would be great for discussions. A true adventure and survival story outside of Pratchett's Discworld, his humor and depth still shine through. There is no better way to show both genders coming of age than with an island adventure that touches every emotion. Leadership, fear, questioning authority, and a sense of wonder all come together to make an unforgettable journey. Reviewer: Renee Farrah
School Library Journal

Gr 7-10

In this first novel for young people set outside of Discworld, Pratchett again shows his humor and humanity. Worlds are destroyed and cultures collide when a tsunami hits islands in a vast ocean much like the Pacific. Mau, a boy on his way back home from his initiation period and ready for the ritual that will make him a man, is the only one of his people, the Nation, to survive. Ermintrude, a girl from somewhere like Britain in a time like the 19th century, is on her way to meet her father, the governor of the Mothering Sunday islands. She is the sole survivor of her ship (or so she thinks), which is wrecked on Mau's island. She reinvents herself as Daphne, and uses her wits and practical sense to help the straggling refugees from nearby islands who start arriving. When raiders land on the island, they are led by a mutineer from the wrecked ship, and Mau must use all of his ingenuity to outsmart him. Then, just as readers are settling in to thinking that all will be well in the new world that Daphne and Mau are helping to build, Pratchett turns the story on its head. The main characters are engaging and interesting, and are the perfect medium for the author's sly humor. Daphne is a close literary cousin of Tiffany Aching in her common sense and keen intelligence wedded to courage. A rich and thought-provoking read.-Sue Giffard, Ethical Culture Fieldston School, New York City

Kirkus Reviews
Pratchett's latest masterpiece chronicles a lad's struggle to survive, and far harder struggle to make sense of the universe, after a tsunami wipes out his entire people. Along with the lives of everyone he has ever known, the devastating wave sweeps away Mau's simple, happy soul-literally, he believes. Fortunately, though much of his angry quest to find something to replace his lost faith in the gods is internal and individual, he acquires company on his tropical island, in the form of the shipwrecked, repressed-but-not-for-long daughter of a high British government official and a ragged group of survivors from other islands who straggle in. This is no heavy-toned tale: Tears and rage there may be in plenty, but also a cast of marvelously wrought characters, humor that flies from mild to screamingly funny to out-and-out gross, incredible discoveries, profound insights into human nature and several subplots-one of which involves deeply religious cannibals. A searching exploration of good and evil, fate and free will, both as broad and as deep as anything this brilliant and, happily, prolific author has produced so far. (Fantasy. 11 & up)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061433030
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/22/2009
  • Pages: 370
  • Sales rank: 92,914
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett is one of the world's most popular authors. His acclaimed novels are bestsellers in the United States and the United Kingdom, and have sold more than 85 million copies worldwide. In January 2009, Queen Elizabeth II appointed Pratchett a Knight Bachelor in recognition of his services to literature. Sir Terry lives in England.

Biography

Welcome to a magical world populated by the usual fantasy fare: elves and ogres, wizards and witches, dwarves and trolls. But wait—is that witch wielding a frying pan rather than a broomstick? Has that wizard just clumsily tumbled off the edge of the world? And what is with the dwarf they call Carrot, who just so happens to stand six-foot six-inches tall? Why, this is not the usual fantasy fare at all—this is Terry Pratchett's delightfully twisted Discworld!

Beloved British writer Pratchett first jump-started his career while working as a journalist for Bucks Free Press during the '60s. As luck would have it, one of his assignments was an interview with Peter Bander van Duren, a representative of a small press called Colin Smythe Limited. Pratchett took advantage of his meeting with Bander van Duren to pitch a weird story about a battle set in the pile of a frayed carpet. Bander van Duren bit, and in 1971 Pratchett's very first novel, The Carpet People, was published, setting the tone for a career characterized by wacky flights of fancy and sly humor.

Pratchett's take on fantasy fiction is quite unlike that of anyone else working in the genre. The kinds of sword-and-dragon tales popularized by fellow Brits like J.R.R. Tolkein and C. S. Lewis have traditionally been characterized by their extreme self-seriousness. However, Pratchett has retooled Middle Earth and Narnia with gleeful goofiness, using his Discworld as a means to poke fun at fantasy. As Pratchett explained to Locus Magazine, "Discworld started as an antidote to bad fantasy, because there was a big explosion of fantasy in the late '70s, an awful lot of it was highly derivative, and people weren't bringing new things to it."

In 1983, Pratchett unveiled Discworld with The Color of Magic. Since then, he has added installments to the absurdly hilarious saga at the average rate of one book per year. Influenced by moderately current affairs, he has often used the series to subtly satirize aspects of the real world; the results have inspired critics to rapturous praise. ("The most breathtaking display of comic invention since PG Wodehouse," raved The Times of London.) He occasionally ventures outside the series with standalone novels like the Johnny Maxwell Trilogy, a sci fi adventure sequence for young readers, or Good Omens, his bestselling collaboration with graphic novelist Neil Gaiman.

Sadly, in 2008 fans received the devastating news that Pratchett had been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's. He has described his own reaction as "fairly philosophical" and says he plans to continue writing so long as he is able.

Good To Know

Pratchett's bestselling young adult novel Only You Can Save Mankind was adapted for the British stage as a critically acclaimed musical in 2004.

Discworld is not just the subject of a bestselling series of novels. It has also inspired a series of computer games in which players play the role of the hapless wizard Rincewind.

A few fun outtakes from our interview with Pratchett:

"I became a journalist at 17. A few hours later I saw my first dead body, which was somewhat…colourful. That's when I learned you can go on throwing up after you run out of things to throw up."

"The only superstition I have is that I must start a new book on the same day that I finish the last one, even if it's just a few notes in a file. I dread not having work in progress.

"I grow as many of our vegetables as I can, because my granddad was a professional gardener and it's in the blood. Grew really good chilies this year.

"I'm not really good at fun-to-know, human interest stuff. We're not ‘celebrities', whose life itself is a performance. Good or bad or ugly, we are our words. They're what people meet.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Terence David John Pratchett
    2. Hometown:
      Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
    1. Date of Birth:
      April 28, 1948
    2. Place of Birth:
      Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England
    1. Education:
      Four honorary degrees in literature from the universities of Portsmouth, Bristol, Bath and Warwick

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Nation

Chapter One

The Plague

The snow came down so thickly, it formed fragile snowballs in the air that tumbled and melted as soon as they landed on the horses lined up along the dock. It was four in the morning and the place was coming alive and Captain Samson had never seen the dock in such a bustle. The cargo was flying out of the ship, literally; the cranes strained in their efforts to get the bales out as quickly as possible. The ship stank of the disinfectant already, stank of the stuff. Every man who came on board was so drenched in it that it dribbled out of his boots. But that wasn't enough; some of them had squelched aboard with big, heavy spray cans that spat an acid-pink fog over everything.

And there was nothing Captain Samson could do about it. The agent for the owners was right there on the dockside with his orders in his hands. But Captain Samson was going to try.

"Do you really think we're infectious, Mr. Blezzard?" he barked to the man on the dock. "I can assure you—"

"You are not infectious, Captain, as far as we know, but this is for your own good," shouted the agent through his enormous megaphone. "And I must once again warn you and your men not to leave the ship!"

"We have families, Mr. Blezzard!"

"Indeed, and they are already being taken care of. Believe me, Captain, they are fortunate, and so will you be, if you follow orders. You must return to Port Mercia at dawn. I cannot stress enough how important this is."

"Impossible! It's the other side of the world! We've only been back a few hours! We are low on food and water!"

"You will set sail at dawn andrendezvous in the Channel with the Maid of Liverpool, just returned from San Francisco. Company men are aboard her now. They will give you everything you need. They will strip that ship to the waterline to see that you are properly provisioned and crewed!"

The captain shook his head. "This is not good enough, Mr. Blezzard. What you are asking—it's too much. I— Good God, man, I need more authority than some words shouted through a tin tube!"

"I think you will find me all the authority you need, Captain. Do I have your permission to come aboard?"

The captain knew that voice.

It was the voice of God, or the next best thing. But although he recognized the voice, he hardly recognized the speaker standing at the foot of the gangplank. That was because he was wearing a sort of birdcage. At least, that's what it looked like at first sight. Closer to, he could see that it was a fine metal framework with a thin gauze around it. The person inside walked in a shimmering cloud of disinfectant.

"Sir Geoffrey?" said the captain, just to be sure, as the man began to walk slowly up the glistening gangplank.

"Indeed, Captain. I'm sorry about this outfit. It's called a salvation suit, for obvious reasons. It is necessary for your protection. The Russian influenza has been worse than you can possibly imagine! We believe the worst is over, but it has taken a terrible toll at every level of society. Every level, Captain. Believe me."

There was something in the way the chairman said every that made the captain hesitate.

"I take it that His Majesty is . . . isn't—" He stopped, unable to force the rest of the question out of his mouth.

"Not only His Majesty, Captain. I said 'worse than you can possibly imagine,'" said Sir Geoffrey, while red disinfectant dripped off the bottom of the salvation suit and puddled on the deck like blood. "Listen to me. The only reason the country is not in total chaos at this moment is that most people are too scared to venture out. As chairman of the line, I order you—and as an old friend, I beg you—for the sake of the Empire, sail with the devil's speed to Port Mercia and find the governor. Then you will— Ah, here come your passengers. This way, gentlemen."

Two more carriages had pulled up in the chaos of the dockside. Five shrouded figures came up the gangplank, carrying large boxes between them, and lowered them onto the deck.

"Who are you, sir?" the captain demanded of the nearest stranger, who said:

"You don't need to know that, Captain."

"Oh, don't I, indeed!" Captain Samson turned to Sir Geoffrey with his hands open in appeal. "Goddammit, Chairman, pardon my French, have I not served the line faithfully for more than thirty-five years? I am the captain of the Cutty Wren, sir! A captain must know his ship and all that is on it! I will not be kept in the dark, sir! If I cannot be trusted, I will walk down the gangplank right now!"

"Please don't upset yourself, Captain," said Sir Geoffrey. He turned to the leader of the newcomers. "Mr. Black? The captain's loyalty is beyond question."

"Yes, I was hasty. My apologies, Captain," said Mr. Black, "but we need to requisition your ship for reasons of the utmost urgency, hence the regrettable lack of formality."

"Are you from the government?" the captain snapped.

Mr. Black looked surprised. "The government? I am afraid not. Just between us, there is little of the government left at the moment, and what there is is mostly hiding in its cellars. No, to be honest with you, the government has always found it convenient not to know much about us, and I would advise you to do the same."

"Oh, really? I was not born yesterday, you know—"

"No indeed, Captain, you were born forty-five years ago, the second son of Mr. and Mrs. Bertie Samson, and christened Lionel after your grandfather," said Mr. Black, calmly lowering his package to the deck.

Nation. Copyright © by Terry Pratchett. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    A wonderful non-Diskworld book from Terry Pratchett

    Although this is not a part of his Diskworld series, Terry Pratchett has written a wonderful book filled with his personal brand of humor and poignancy. It has been classified as a children's (or young adult) book, but there is plenty for adults to enjoy. In fact, adults may understand more of the humor in some parts than children, or at the least, I hope so.

    The story is based around two young characters: a boy from the Pacific Islands who has lost his tribe, and an English girl shipwrecked on the island with him. It is ostensibly a story about growing up and accepting people for who they are, instead of where they were born (or whether or not they wear trousers, for that matter), but it could just as well be a story about pelicans that drink beer and octopuses that climb trees. There is adventure, a bit of horror, plenty of fantasy, and a touch of rommance - namely, enough variety to satify most any reader.

    The story may be dissapointing to the romantics in the crowd, but cynically, life will be disappointing to them as well. The story ends right where it should, but like most good stories, you are left with the disappointment that it is over.

    To make a long story...less long, go buy this book, and read, no, TREASURE it.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2012

    Not a Discworld story!

    This story is based in "our" world, not Discworld, but it is still written with similar style and feel, and has the same warped look at politics, religion, and relationships that those books have. A good read, very funny, full of action at parts, and how people REALLY think when they're going through the motions of being a hero. Historical fiction in nature, taking place in an equatorial island setting.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 13, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    Very well done overall

    I really enjoyed reading this book. As it was my first book of Terry Pratchett's, I didn't know what to expect and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. I like the way this books sucks you in and you never know what to expect (though a few things were a given, but not enough to bore you). An unusual read that surprisingly does not remind me of any other books that I have read, and that is a rarity.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2009

    SO GOOD!!

    I loved this book! It was sad in the right parts and funny and romantic in all the others! Mao is so sweet and 'Daphine' is independent! The only part that was dissapointing to me was the end! but at least it worked out for some people!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2013

    Really lovely and somewhat sad tale

    Your day of greatest joy becomes your worst nightmare if you are an island boy where your manhood ceremony becomes the day of your tribe's destruction. This is haunting story about surviving, building trust, and sceaming at the gods you believed in just to keep on going. Excellent read for young adults without that love triangle stuff that seems to be everywhere and plenty of themes to keep adults interested, too. Good job.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2012

    Amazing

    Is the only one way to describe w/o spoiling yhe epicness. Even nonreaders will enjoy

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2014

    Judes bio

    Name jude -age 13-hieght5'10-parent Hecate - weapon none -powers has control of the four elemnts (if youve seen the last air bender you know what i meen)- charecter funny annoying has that personality that you dont like but will miss- looks male brown hair hazal eyes-Jude see you around

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2014

    Lilys bio

    Name lilith nickname lily age 14 she is a daughter of hades what she looks like jet black hair and eyes has pale skin what she wairs black t-shirt with jean jacket worn blue jeans with combat boots dose not wair makeup has her hair in a ponytale
    Powers same as nico but can shaodow traval (i am not good at spelling) with ease weapons two styegian iron swords other things her mom died when she was young so she lived in france with her granma but shes year round at camp

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2014

    Grace and my bio

    Grace • 12 • Weapons: Bow and arrows, dagger, wit :) • Looks and personality: blond hair in a bun, 4'10", smart, jeans and chb tee, combat boots • I like: books, knowledge, star trek, parallel universes, black holes, hexaflexagons (look it up on youtube if you like fun math stuff), playing the oboe and the piano • other stuff about me: i have no interest in romance or anything of the sort.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2014

    Clyde's bio (Senior #1)

    Age:14•••••Parents:Poseidon and Hestia Weapons:has a sword named IceShard•••••Anything else ask POST

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2014

    Tylers bio

    Age 13. 5' 4" tall. Godly parent ares. Weapon 2 swords. Looks strong brown eyes and dirty blond hair. Powers can go on a attacking frenzy. Anything else ask

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2014

    Sage's bio

    Name: Sage• Age:15• Height: 5'5• Hair: black, long, wavy, dark purple tips and dark purple bangs• Eyes: dark purple like my hair• Personality: flirty, talkitive, confident, sweet• Freinds: anyone• Enemies: no one• Clothes: ripped denim skinny jeans, dark purple shirt or a light purple one, black knee high converse• Likes: pizza, lasagna, running, swords, bows and arrows, swimming, etc.• Full Blood Sister: Pepper• Just something you might need to know: dont make my sis angry. Just a warning. :) ttyl!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2014

    Lexi's bio

    Parent: Hermes. Hair and Eye color: Auburn hair and greenish- blueish eyes. Looks: petite, about 5'. Has freckles. Talents: very sneeky and quiet when it comes to stealing. Good at sword fighting. I even made my own sword. Thats about it. Tell me if I can be a senior at your camp. Oh, go to demigod files and read The Calm Before the Storm. It's awesome

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2014

    Jack's bio

    Name Jack Weapon a bow and a quiver that never runs out Looks black hair with olive skin and girls IQ drops 1000 when passes by Clothes leather jacket with jeans and a CHB tee Personality funny,smart,witty,mean when your his enemy Siblings a twin sister named Anna Godly parent Hecate Friend anyone Enemys anyone but you don't want to be his enemy because he will hunt and kill you Facts once joined Kronos because he thought Anna died and Kronos said he could reverse death but when Jack grew to powerful Kronos kicked him out. Hope I:m one of the ten and thanks for reading

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2014

    Storms bio

    Name storm (yes i know its weird but its my real name)// age 15// 5'1"// harsh blue eyea// light blue hair emo style// lots of dark makeup// clothes are all dark normally skinny jeans and band tees// powers over the skies and a natural leader.// daughter of zeus// personality i can b pretty mean but i say what i mean and people respect me. I am a clear thinker so im really good in emergency. Im kinda emo. Sooo i gues thats it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2014

    Clara

    Thanks guys for your bios

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2013

    Awful

    Pratchett has always had a point to make, but use to use a light touch This was as heavy handed to the point of being unreadable

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2013

    Different in a Good Way

    A little slow at the beginning, it rapidly picks up pace and doesn't let you go. Wonderful storytelling from a wonderful author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2013

    Awsome!

    I LOVE IT!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2012

    Nation is the best book I have ever read. After I read Nation b

    Nation is the best book I have ever read. After I read Nation by Terry Pratchett I would recommend this book. It is revealing and full of surprises and many discoveries are made. The book is also fiction so if you love fiction you should read this book.
    Nation author is Terry Pratchett he has written many books I have read a few they all are very exciting they make you feel like you are in the book.The criteria in Nation was very mind blowing it stayed interesting and as you read on it just got more intense. The setting of my book is an island that got hit by a tsunami. The mane two characters a Mau and Depane. Mau is a youg man who is the chief of the island. Depane is a girl who gets washed on the island in a boat named the Sweet Judy.
    My over all evaluation is that it is one of the best books you well ever read . With all of the surprises that accrue you well never think twice about not finishing the book . When you read it you can feel the emotion and mood in the story. The thing I like the most is how you can see the pictures in your head.
    My over all evaluation is that it is one of the best books you well ever read . With all of the surprises that accrue you well never think twice about not finishing the book . When you read it you can feel the emotion and mood in the story. The thing I like the most is how you can see the pictures in your head.

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