Peter’s dad studies global warming, and when Peter gets to go with him to Greenland, he is understandably thrilled. He’ll be driving dog teams instead of going to school – who wouldn’t want to skip school to learn to drive a dogsled?
Thea, on the other hand, has always known about sled dogs – in fact, sled dogs are central to her town’s survival. She has grown up in Gracehope, a small community buried inside a glacier. Centuries ago, her people were accused of witchcraft, and they founded Gracehope to escape persecution. Even after all this time, however, Thea’s people have never ventured back above ground. With supplies running low and a growing population, Thea is determined to find a way out.
Eventually, Thea and Peter’s paths cross and lead to discoveries for both of them. Thea discovers what life above ground is like, and Peter discovers the truth behind the debilitating headaches and vision changes he’s been having.
This book is great for readers looking for adventure or science fiction. Anyone who liked City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau should give First Light a try, too.
Reviewed by Jessica
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