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    Draw the Dark
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    ISBN-13: 978-0-7613-5686-8
    AR Quiz #: 138210
    AR Points: 13.00
    ATOS Level: 5.40
    Lexile Level: 790
    SRC Reading Level: 5.2
    Pages: 344
    Trim Size: 5 1/4 x 7 1/2
    Dewey: [Fic]
    Reading Grade Level: 7
    Interest Grade Level: 9-12
    Ages: 14-18
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    DESCRIPTION Ilsa J. Bick
    There are things the people of Winter, Wisconsin, would rather forget. The year the Nazis came to town, for one. That fire, for another. But what they'd really like to forget is Christian Cage.

    Seventeen-year-old Christian's parents disappeared when he was a little boy. Ever since, he's drawn obsessively: his mother's face...her eyes...and what he calls "the sideways place," where he says his parents are trapped. Christian figures if he can just see through his mother's eyes, maybe he can get there somehow and save them.

    But Christian also draws other things. Ugly things. Evil things. Dark things. Things like other people's fears and nightmares. Their pasts. Their destiny. 

    There's one more thing the people of Winter would like to forget: murder.


    But Winter won’t be able to forget the truth, no matter how hard it tries. Not as long as Christian draws the dark...

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    Book Features
    Author Biography
    About the Author
    Ilsa J. Bick is a child psychiatrist, as well as a film scholar, surgeon wannabe, former Air Force major, and an award-winning, best-selling author of short stories, e-books, and novels. She has written extensively in the Star Trek, Battletech, Mechwarrior: Dark Age, and Shadowrun universes. Her original stories have been featured in numerous anthologies, magazines and online venues.  Ilsa's YA paranormal, Draw the Dark, was also a semifinalist for the 2009 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (as Stalag Winter).  Ilsa currently lives with her family and other furry creatures in rural Wisconsin and across the street from the local Hebrew cemetery. One thing she loves about the neighbors: They're very quiet and come around for sugar only once in a blue moon.
    Awards for this Title
    Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
    SSLI Book Award
    VOYA's Perfect Tens List
    Westchester Fiction Award
    Starred Reviews
    School Library Journal
    "Bick has created a likable teen protagonist whose unique ability is completely believable in the author's skilled hands. The novel brilliantly strikes a compelling balance between fantasy and contemporary fiction. Readers will be on the edge of their seats waiting to find out what happens next and will clamor for a sequel to follow Christian into the sideways place." --School Library Journal
    Other Reviews
    The Horn Book Guide
    "This cold-case-meets-magical-realism narrative is a suspenseful tale and a critical examination of how history is written." --The Horn Book Guide
    The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
    "The breathtaking conclusion ties up most of the loose ends but leaves just enough unanswered questions to make the reader still vaguely suspicious of Winter and its residents." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books