The Winnowing by Vikki VanSickleThe Winnowing by Vikki VanSickle

The Winnowing

byVikki VanSickle

Paperback | September 1, 2017

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In a world where the familiar has sinister undertones, two friends are torn apart just when they need one another most. Can they both survive?

Marivic Stone lives in a small world, and that’s fine with her. Home is with her beloved grandfather in a small town that just happens to be famous for a medical discovery that saved humankind — though not without significant repercussions. Marivic loves her best friend, Saren, and the two of them promise to stick together, through thick and thin, and especially through the uncertain winnowing procedure, a now inevitable — but dangerous — part of adolescence.

But when tragedy separates the two friends, Marivic is thrust into a world of conspiracy, rebellion and revolution. For the first time in her life, Marivic is forced to think and act big. If she is going to avenge Saren and right a decade of wrongs, she will need to trust her own frightening new abilities, even when it means turning her back on everything, and everyone, she’s known and loved. A gripping exploration of growing up, love and loss, The Winnowing is a page-turning adventure that will have readers rooting for their new hero, Marivic Stone, as they unravel the horror and intrigue of a world at once familiar but with a chilling strangeness lurking beneath the everyday.

VIKKI VANSICKLE is the author of Words That Start With B, Love Is a Four-Letter Word, Days That End in Y and Summer Days, Starry Nights, which was nominated for a Red Maple Award. She is an active member of the children’s literature community, presenting at academic conferences, reviewing books, and managing her popular children’s lit ...
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Title:The WinnowingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 8.39 × 5.23 × 0.82 inPublished:September 1, 2017Publisher:Scholastic Canada LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1443148865

ISBN - 13:9781443148863

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best New Middle Grade Novel The Winnowing by Vikki VanSickle is one of the best middle grade novels I have read this year! A departure from her earlier work but I see a huge future in the sci-fi/fantasy realm. I was hooked right in from the beginning! A dash of Divergent, a handful of The X Files, a pinch of history, and a whole cup of friendship, Ms VanSickle has created a recipe for a successful read. I so love how The Winnowing takes us back in time to the 80's (the decade of my childhood) and imagines a world that could have been. A world where infertility runs rampant and experiments on babies and teenagers are the cure for the entire human race. At it's core, The Winnowing is a story that focuses on key themes for the middle grade age group, puberty, friendships, coming of age, it's just set in a speculative future. There are so many different ways that this novel could be used in the classroom, but it's also just a really fun and easy read that lets you escape from the everyday for a little while.
Date published: 2017-09-11