Friday, July 30, 2010

The Farwalker's Quest by Joni Sensel

Ariel is 13 and Namingfest is in just a few days. At the festival Ariel and her best friend Zeke will be able to take tests to determine their future professions as well as their last names. Zeke is definitely going to be a tree-singer just like his father and already has a maple tree he talks to. But Ariel isn't sure what she wants to do with herself. Just before the big day the two friends find a dart covered in symbols in Zeke's maple. And shortly after that two strangers arrive in town looking for the dart. Since Ariel is the one who found it they offer to take her along with them to deliver the dart to the man who sent them. But when Ariel's mother refuses to send her the men kidnap her anyway. Ariel isn't sure what she could possibly have that would interest these men but she begins to wonder about her true destiny and the secret message on the dart.

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