Where the Rock Splits the Sky
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545557016 Hardcover
272 Pages | 5.83" x 8.57" | Ages 14 & Up
The world stopped turning long before Megan was born. Ever since the Visitors split the moon and stilled the Earth, infinite sunset is all anyone has known. But now, riding her trusty steed Cisco, accompanied by her posse, Kelly and Luis, Megan ventures out of her Texas hometown and sets off on a journey across the vast, dystopic American West in search of her father.
To find him, she must face the Zone. Laws of nature do not apply to the notorious landscape. Flying towns, rivers of dirt, plagues of fishes, ravenous bears: The desert can play deadly tricks on the mind, and the quest will push Megan past her limits. But to solve the mystery of not just her missing father but of the paralyzed planet itself, she must survive it — and a showdown with an alien.
Raves & reviews:
"A wildly inventive, fast-paced, science-fiction adventure story . . . This is one terrific page-turning tale." —VOYA
"Webb has created a complex and intriguing dystopia filled with devastation, clever devices, and lots of local color. The novel's rapid pacing will hook readers and keep them turning pages." —Booklist
"Cass has a lovely, rich, narrative voice and is a feisty heroine . . . a racketing good time." —Kirkus
"The pace steadily increases to near breathlessness . . . gripping and authentic." —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"The rare Western fan will, of course, be enthralled, and the sharply written passages about gunslining justice may even win a few converts." —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Webb excels in descriptions of the highly imaginative alien environment..." —School Library Journal
"Webb capably shapes a world that is equal parts western and futuristic science fiction. Lots of blood, gunfire, and salty language pepper the pages and make this novel more appropriate for older readers." —Booklist