When Leaves Listen, the first book in a planned series, blends the magic of Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time, the metaphysical undertones of Phillip Pullman’s His Dark Materials, and a flare of the dystopian adventure found in Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games. The reader follows fourteen-year-old Dorothy May Noles as she finds her average life upended by a not-so-average disaster. Dottie must navigate the evacuated wasteland that was once New England to transport crucial information, all the while evading an unsettling swarm of humming metallic leaves. A self-proclaimed nobody, Dottie will suddenly become the most important somebody to save everybody… in her world and the one it has collided with.
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