Stravaganza by Mary Hoffman
City of Secrets

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The latest installment in the critically acclaimed Stravaganza series begins with Matt, the new Stravagante. Despite having a beautiful and very smart girlfriend, Matt is insecure because he is dyslexic. He discovers that he is capable of traveling between two worlds when a leather-bound book transports him from his home in England to Talia, the parallel-world version of Italy, where he meets a fellow-Stravagante named Luciano-who is hiding from the powerful di Chimici family. Luciano has just killed the head of that family in a duel, and is in grave danger. Banding together, Matt and Luciano must resist the di Chimici family, who are on the verge of making a terrifying breakthrough into our world.

About Mary Hoffman

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MARY HOFFMAN is an acclaimed writer and critic. She is the author of the internationally bestselling picture book Amazing Grace. Stravaganza: City of Secrets was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, and The Falconer's Knot was shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Award.
Published February 1, 2011 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens. 416 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Cooking, Travel. Fiction

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Mar 13 2010 | Read Full Review of Stravaganza: City of Secrets

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Her prose is efficient, not lyrical, but the plot of City of Swords moves on apace so you never get bored and fans of this series will enjoy the added anticipation of a long plot arc involving two favourite characters.

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