Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta is one of the 20 Michigan Thumbs Up! award book selections of 2010. The complete list and voting information is available from the MLA website or at your local library.
Finnikin was born into the proud kingdom of Lumatere, the son of the King’s guard’s leader and friend to the heir. But everything is lost during the bloody takeover by the impostor and the resulting curse that envelopes the kingdom in an impenetrable mist, separating those who managed to escape from friends and family. Ten years later Finnikin sets out on a quest, along with a mysterious girl who claims the heir is still alive, to reclaim Lumatere for her people.
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