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The Black

The Black

(Book #2 of Morpheus Road)
For Ages: 10 - 14
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Now in paperback, the second installment of a haunting trilogy from New York Times bestselling master of suspense D. J. MacHale.

At the end of The Light, Book One of the Morpheus Road trilogy, Marshall uncovered the truth about what happened to his best friend Cooper. Now in Book Two, we get Cooper’s perspective. What does his story have to do with Marshall and the journey along the Morpheus Road? It’s time to learn more….

From a master of suspense, this fantastical tale contains shocking twists and will take readers down a dark path of discovery that will leave them clamoring for the trilogy’s conclusion!
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  • Aladdin | 
  • 432 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781416965206 | 
  • February 2012 | 
  • Grades 5 - 9
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“Don’t be an idiot. Just go to the lake until things calm down.”

My sister was telling me what to do, as usual, because she knows everything.

“I’m not going to run away,” I countered. “I can handle those guys.”

Sydney groaned. She did that a lot, mostly when I didn’t do what she wanted, which was always. Sydney and I might have looked like each other—we shared the same dark hair and blue eyes—but that’s where the similarity ended. For one, I’m better-looking. The guys who tried to get with her probably had a different opinion... see more

About the Author

D.J. MacHale
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D.J. MacHale

D.J. MacHale is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Pendragon series and the Morpheus Road series. He has written, directed and produced many television series and movies for young people that have been seen on Nickelodeon, The Disney Channel, HBO, Showtime, PBS, Discovery Kids, and the broadcast networks. D.J. lives with his family in Southern California.

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