“You wake up alone in a horrible land. A horn sounds. The Call has begun.” Author Peader O’Guilin sets the scene for this chilling young adult novel, The Call. Set in a dystopian Ireland, The Call is a mixture of horror, fantasy, and survival.
Fourteen-year-old Nessa, her best friend Megan, and several other teenagers have spent their entire lives hearing about “The Call” in which Irish Faeries kidnap teenagers in an attempt to reclaim their former home. Nine out of ten teens don’t make it back alive, but the ones who do are never the same. These teens use their knowledge to help the others prepare for when they are called.
Nessa is determined to survive when “The Call” comes for her. Despite the fact that a bout of polio as a child left her disabled, she works twice as hard to prove she is a survivor. Throughout the novel, Nessa and her friends come up with strong defense mechanisms to stay alive. In this gripping page-turner it’s impossible to predict what will happen next.
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