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Reading Level: 8-9 • Interest Level: 9-12
In the River Darkness
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Author: Marlene Röder
Specs: 5 1/4” x 8” • 256 pp • About the Author
HC ed.: 978-1-62324-010-3 • $38.27 | $28.70
eBook: 978-1-62324-017-2 • $38.27 | $28.70
Pbk. ed.: 978-1-62324-011-0 • $12.88 | $10.95
Mia arrives at a small town by the river, carrying a secret. Her new neighbors, the Stonebrooks, immediately draw her interest. Soon, she meets brothers Alex and Jay. Mia is attracted to Alex, the older handsome brother. They begin dating, but Mia remains guarded, hiding behind an invisible barrier. She also befriends Jay, the gentle dreamer, who spends most of his time at the river, with his mysterious friend, Alina. As the three teens spend more and more time together, strange things start to happen. This brilliantly crafted story—told from the alternating perspectives of Mia, Alex, and Jay—creates a web of secrets. And secrets buried deep below the dark surface are the hardest to uncover.
“Young readers will enjoy Röder's analogical writing style, and will enjoy the brief moments of suspense and mystery.” —Library Media Connection
“Fans of both realistic fiction and paranormal romance are likely to find the story to be a fantastic blend of the two genres. The writing is beautiful, the cover is eye-catching, and the story within does not disappoint.” —School Library Journal

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About the Author:
Author Marlene Röder was awarded the Hans-im-Glück prize by the city of Limburg, Germany, for her debut novel, Im Fluss, the German edition of In the River Darkness. For her second critically acclaimed novel, Zebraland, she received two more awards, including the Hans-Jörg-Martin Award for Best Youth Crime Novel. She has also published a short story collection and currently lives in Limburg, Germany.