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    The Boundless – Kenneth Oppel

    “Three hours before the avalanche hits, William Everett is sitting on an upturned crate, watching for his father.  The town doesn’t even have a name yet. Nailed to a crooked post at the side of the train track is a messy hand-painted sign that says only: Mile 2553. Paint has dribbled down from the bottom of each number and letter. Yesterday when Will and his mother stepped off the train, the conductor shouted, ‘End of the line! Farewell Station!’ But Will wasn’t sure if Farewell was the town’s name or if the fellow was just in a hurry to say ‘Good riddance.’” Its 1887. Three years ago Will’s life changed…

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    The Girl Who Walked on Air – Emma Carroll

    “The bigger the danger, the bigger the crowd. One look at tonights punters said it all. With just minutes till show time, the big top was almost full and I was quite ready to burn with excitement. Every last ticket was sold. And still the queue snaked out of the field and down the lane until all you could see were people’s hats bobbing above the hedgerows.” Ladies and Gentlemen, Roll up, Roll up, for the biggest circus event of the year! Watch Monsieur Mercury defy gravity on his faithful trapeze! Louie watches as Jasper, not Monsieur Mercury to her, tries to perform his triple somersault but it all goes…