Midnight at the Electric
- Publish Date: 2017-06-13
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Jodi Lynn Anderson
5 Starred Reviews!
New York Times bestselling author Jodi Lynn Anderson's epic taleâtold through three unforgettable points of viewâis a masterful exploration of how love, determination, and hope can change a person's fate.
Kansas, 2065: Adri has been handpicked to live on Mars. But weeks before launch, she discovers the journal of a girl who lived in her house more than a hundred years ago and is immediately drawn into the mystery surrounding her fate.
Oklahoma, 1934: Amid the fear and uncertainty of the Dust Bowl, Catherineâs familyâs situation is growing dire. She must find the courage to sacrifice everything she loves in order to save the one person she loves most.
England, 1919: In the recovery following World War I, Lenore tries to come to terms with her grief for her brother, a fallen British soldier, and plans to sail to America. But can she make it that far?
While their stories span thousands of miles and multiple generations, Lenore, Catherine, and Adriâs fates are entwined in ways both heartbreaking and hopeful. In Jodi Lynn Andersonâs signature haunting, lyrical prose, human connections spark spellbindingly to life, and a bright light shines on the small but crucial moments that determine oneâs fate.
âDeft, succinct, and ringing with emotion without ever dipping into sentimentality, Anderson's novel is both intriguing and deeply satisfying.ââKirkus (starred review)
âEach characterâs resilience and independence shines brightly, creating a thread that ties them together even before the intersections of their lives are fully revealed. Andersonâs piercing prose ensures that these remarkable women will leave a lasting mark on readers.ââPublishers Weekly (starred review)
âWith quietly evocative writing, compellingly drawn characters, and captivating secrets to unearth, this thought-provoking, lyrical novel explores the importance of pinning down the past before launching into the mystery of the future.ââBooklist (starred review)
âAnderson â¦allows her characters to shine through, with each distinct, nuanced, and memorable.ââBCCB (starred review)
âAnderson deftly tackles love, friendship, and grief in this touching exploration of resilience and hope. A must-have for all YA collections.ââSchool Library Journal (starred review)