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A single stone /

by McKinlay, Megan [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2017.Edition: First U.S. edition.Description: 267 pages ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9780763688370; 0763688371.Subject(s): Belief and doubt -- Juvenile fiction | Child labor -- Juvenile fiction | Mines and mineral resources -- Juvenile fiction | Dystopias | Belief and doubt -- Fiction | Mines and mineral resources -- Fiction | Dystopias -- Fiction | Belief and doubt -- Fiction | Mines and mineral resources -- Fiction | Child labor -- Fiction | Dystopias | Dystopian fiction | Fiction | Juvenile works | Science fiction | Science fictionSummary: Every girl dreams of being part of the line - the chosen seven who tunnel deep into the mountain to find the harvest. No work is more important. Jena is the leader of the line - strong, respected, reliable. And - as all girls must be - she is small; her years of training have seen to that. It is not always easy but it is the way of things. And so a girl must wrap her limbs, lie still, deny herself a second bowl of stew. Or a first. But what happens when one tiny discovery makes Jena question everything she has ever known? What happens when moving a single stone changes everything?
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In an isolated society, one girl makes a discovery that will change everything -- and learns that a single stone, once set in motion, can bring down a mountain. <br> <br> Jena -- strong, respected, reliable -- is the leader of the line, a job every girl in the village dreams of. Watched over by the Mothers as one of the chosen seven, Jena's years spent denying herself food and wrapping her limbs have paid off. She is small enough to squeeze through the tunnels of the mountain and gather the harvest, risking her life with each mission. No work is more important. This has always been the way of things, even if it isn't easy. But as her suspicions mount and Jena begins to question the life she's always known, the cracks in her world become impossible to ignore. Thought-provoking and quietly complex, Meg McKinlay's novel unfolds into a harshly beautiful tale of belief, survival, and resilience stronger than stone.

Every girl dreams of being part of the line - the chosen seven who tunnel deep into the mountain to find the harvest. No work is more important. Jena is the leader of the line - strong, respected, reliable. And - as all girls must be - she is small; her years of training have seen to that. It is not always easy but it is the way of things. And so a girl must wrap her limbs, lie still, deny herself a second bowl of stew. Or a first. But what happens when one tiny discovery makes Jena question everything she has ever known? What happens when moving a single stone changes everything?

Originally published: Newtown, NSW, Australia : Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2015.

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