The Outcasts by L.S. Matthews

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Iz and Joe never get to go on school trips, especially not residential ones. They don't mean to get themselves excluded, but still no one ever wants to take them. Mia isn't usually included in anything. She just doesn't see the world in the same way that other people do. Helen doesn't know if she'll be able to go on the trip. Her brothers and sisters often don't leave her any time to herself. And Chris wouldn't have gone, either, if he'd known what he was letting himself in for. This particular trip will take them further than any of them had imagined ...

About L.S. Matthews

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L. S. Matthews has written poetry and short stories since she was a child. Today she writes full-time in England, where she lives with her husband and her two children. Her first book for young readers, Fish, was named a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, a Publishers Weekly Flying Start, and was a Borders Original Voices Book.
Published January 16, 2009 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers. 274 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Children's Books. Fiction

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A class trip brings a collection of misfits into a dangerous magical world.

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In offering her readers a peek into other worlds and better futures, Matthews fulfills her dedication at the opening of the book: "To the young people of whom too much has been demanded, and nothing is expected."

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