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Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool

Early Auden is referred to as the “strangest of boys” and at 13 years old he is rather special. He sees things navigatingearlyand experiences things in a unique way that allows him to step out of the limitations of what is acceptable and “normal” behavior. Early takes his new friend Jack Baker on a fast paced adventure that will keep the reader thoroughly intrigued. Set at the end of World War II in a boarding school in Maine, the boys go on a quest of sorts traveling the land and sea looking to solve the puzzle of a mythical tale.

I love this book because it allows the reader to believe that which is unbelievable without taking the route of corny and sappy.

I recommend Navigating Early for grades 5-8.

Mrs. Sayan
YA Librarian