The Decoding of Lana Morris
The Decoding of Lana Morris
The Decoding of Lana Morris
Tom McNeal, Laura McNeal
A Kirkus Reviews Best Young Adult Book of the YearA New York Public Library Book for the Teen AgeSixteen-year-old Lana Morris wishes her life were different: her Ice Queen of a foster mother won't leave her alone, and she has no friends but the other foster kids she takes care of.Then she stumbles into a mysterious antique shop and trades her most valued possession for a single box of drawing paper: thirteen thick, blank pages, like thirteen wishes waiting to be made. Suddenly, impossibly, it seems Lana might actually have the power to change things. But wishing isn't always as harmless as it seems...

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  • Adventure
  • Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Lana Morris is 16 and living in a world full of confusion. She lives in a foster house full of mentally handicapped teenagers, her evil foster mother, and her foster father (who she thinks she might have feelings for.) She so badly wants to know where she fits in, that she'll do about anything. That is until she discovers a drawing book. The drawing books includes 13 blank pages that seem to hold magical powers. Lana finds that whatever she draws on the paper comes true, and whatever she erases may change peoples lives.

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