Image of Extraordinary

EXTRAORDINARY

Image of Extraordinary
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An epic tale of faerie, full of love, lies, betrayal and (most of all) friendship. Werlin’s themes include abusive relationships, religious tolerance and the intricacies of female friendship. A heartbreaking story of the difference between being ordinary and Extraordinary.

In the seventh grade Phoebe meets Mallory. Mallory is new, out of place and totally different. Four years later they are still best friends. When Mallory’s long-lost brother Ryland comes into the picture Phoebe is swept off her feet. What Phoebe doesn’t know is that Mallory and Ryland are both faeries. They were sent on a mission to save their realm from an ancient promise, and Phoebe’s sacrifice is the only thing that can save their dying species. Phoebe is manipulated, hurt and betrayed by those she loves most. Degraded into believing herself to be utterly ordinary, she will find that only her extraordinary strength will save her. (DIAL, Sep., 400 pp., $17.99, ISBN: 9780803733725, HC, 12 & Up)
Reviewed by: 
Raven Haller