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Odin Lewis has always known he is different from everyone else: he can levitate objects, look into the past, and learn things no one else can. Now, approaching his seventeenth birthday, Odin's life is changed when his old friend Wendell returns. Trouble is, Wendell isn't real, he's an imaginary friend absent since Odin was still a child. Wendell brings with him secrets both powerful and disturbing. Under Wendell's influence, Odin begins to question everything he thought he knew about himself, his family, his friends, and his entire life, while slowly learning more about his powers.

The One is a six book series from EPIC Press.

Some titles may contain explicit content and/or language.

Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 9
BISACS YAF045000, YAF003000, YAF011000
Genre Hi-Lo, Young Adult
Subject Sci-Fi
Copyright 2016
Division EPIC Press
Imprint EPIC Edge
Language English
Number of Pages 200
Season 2015-12-15
ISBN 9781680760507, 9781680762464
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey FIC
Dimensions 5.75 x 8.5
Lexile 690
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The One - Pop Mythology

. . .highly recommended reading for adult and young adult readers alike.

. . .a wonderfully imagined tale that is every bit as engrossing as The Hunger Games or Divergent series. But The One has a thematic edge of sophistication – both in the science fictional conception and in the elements of conflict. The incorporation and fictional extensions of current theoretical physics related to quantum multiverses serves to both engage the adult reader and spark the curiosity of a younger one. At the core of the story are moral dilemmas and questions typical of the dystopian genre. But while some of the other popular series are mostly related to the fairly common teen themes of social stratification and exclusion, The One takes on the much more complex morality of power. In short, there is much the series has to recommend to a diverse audience across the age spectrum.

Finally, I would also like to make a slightly unusual suggestion for this series: it can and should be used as a late-middle school/early high school teaching tool. The books are well-formed and make for interesting discussions of plot planning and development, story endings and continuation from book to book, crisp sentence structure, etc. Overlaid with a discussion of the moral themes, The One series could make for a very interesting unit of an English class for an age group that is often very difficult to engage.

Author: J. Manoa

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