Now in paperback, Tony DiTerlizzi’s New York Times bestselling, richly illustrated modern classic.
When a marauder destroys the underground sanctuary that Eva Nine was raised in by the robot Muthr, the twelve-year-year-old girl is forced to flee aboveground. Eva Nine is searching for anyone else like her: She knows that other humans exist because of an item she treasures—a scrap of cardboard on which is depicted a young girl, an adult, and a robot, with the strange word, “WondLa.”
Tony DiTerlizzi honors traditional children’s literature in this totally original space-age adventure—one that is as complex as an alien planet, but as simple as a child’s wish for a place to belong.
Spiderwick Chronicles coauthor DiTerlizzi introduces 12-year-old Eva Nine, who lives centuries in the future and is trying to discover whether she is the last human being on an alien world, in this series launch. After a hunter forces her out of Sanctuary where she's been raised by a robot, Muthr she finds a hostile world like nothing she has learned about or trained for. She makes friends, including a wanderer named Rovender and a telepathic "water horse" she calls Otto, but also finds unexpected enemies. While there is less imaginative variety than in the Spiderwick books, and the world does not seem as fully envisioned, there is still wonder aplenty in this tense, chase-filled journey to engage young readers, plus twists for adult fans of Twilight Zone styled stories. The bond between Eva and her friends is well drawn, and Otto, happily, is more than just a human in alien form. DiTerlizzi's evocative, detailed pen illustrations (not all seen by PW), which have a retro Star Wars vibe, and interactive maps online, unlocked via Augmented Reality, contribute to a sense of adventure as Eva dives into the unknown. Ages 10 up.
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Eva Nine is my new hero. Tony DiTerlizzi does an fantastically ingenious job of constructing her world through what is certainly tireless research of biological, geological and technological expertise.. The accompanying imagery only enhanced my experience of the story. I thoroughly appreciate the attention to detail and genuine love crafted into this production. I am a 24 year old reader that refuses to leave behind the imaginative qualities of vivid young adult literature. What I found in Eva's story exceeded my expectations, and has left me thirsty for more of her larger than life adventure!
Just finished my second read! Love this story!
Omg soo good!!!!
I'm ashamed. I have to confess, i purchased this book for my 5 year old son....ask me if I've read it to him. I started to read it 2 days ago just to make sure it wasn't anything I'd find inappropriate, and i haven't put it down since. I finished at 3am and am in search for book 2. Tell me there is a book 2!!!!! Amazing book, pulled me right in!!!! Going to share with with my son tonight.