Runa [NOOK Book]

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In this “vivid and compelling tale” (Kirkus Reviews), a series of accidents and a discovery in a medieval church suddenly change Runa’s carefree summer on a Swedish island into three tense days as she finds her life caught up in the rites of her Viking ancestors and subject to the implacable will of ancient Norse gods.

A series of accidents and a discovery in a medieval church suddenly change Runa's carefree summer on a Swedish island into three tense days as she ...

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Runa

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Overview

In this “vivid and compelling tale” (Kirkus Reviews), a series of accidents and a discovery in a medieval church suddenly change Runa’s carefree summer on a Swedish island into three tense days as she finds her life caught up in the rites of her Viking ancestors and subject to the implacable will of ancient Norse gods.

A series of accidents and a discovery in a medieval church suddenly change Runa's carefree summer on a Swedish island into three tense days as she finds her life caught up in the rites of her Viking ancestors and subject to the implacable will of ancient Norse gods.

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Editorial Reviews

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Gr 6-9-- A fantasy novel that incorporates mythology and legend. The setting is emphasized by spare, clean sentences, and readers will feel the light and sunny atmosphere of a summer in Sweden. Runa visits her grandfather and learns much about her family that she would rather not know. In an old family Bible, she discovers that all female ancestors born on Midsummer's Day died on their 13th birthday. Runa's 13th birthday is the following Saturday, Midsummer's Day. When she and a childhood friend make a rubbing of a stone embedded in a church wall, Runa has a vision that graphically shows her the first ancestral sacrifice. She enlists the help of two friends, a friend's mother, and her grandfather, who seems sadly resigned to the ancient chain of events. Through the reading of her Rune stones, they piece the puzzle together. Up to this point, readers will be enthralled and anxious to learn the solution, but the ending comes in a short burst of unexplained phenomena, and the story concludes with a confusing cloud of events. However, James's strong characterization, beautiful writing, and inclusion of Viking mythology will intrigue YAs. --Julie Halverstadt, Douglas Public Library District, Castle Rock, CO
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442487154
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 8/27/2013
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 144
  • Age range: 12 years
  • File size: 488 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    I found this book to be un-put-down-able. I read it in one sitt

    I found this book to be un-put-down-able. I read it in one sitting, and stayed up past midnight to do it. I am a middle-aged lady, but I enjoy young-adult novels. I disagree with the editorial reviewer who said that the ending was unexplained and confusing. I found it to be perfectly clear.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2006

    Good book, but sad for horse lovers.

    I just read this book for a 6th grade project and I thought it was very captivating and exciting! However, I would not recommend this book to horse lovers because a horse sacrifices its life. I will always remember the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2000

    A Captivating Story

    I read this story when I was around the age of 12, and I still ponder some of the things brought up by the author. I found the information on the vikings to be fascinating, and the selfless and sacrificing acts of Runa linger in my memory. Definately a book to read.

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