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The Secret Hour by Scott Westerfeld
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bookshelves: 2008-2009-11th-grade

Jessica Day recently just moved into a new town, Bixby in Oklahoma. Jessica struggles to fit into her new school, however, as she continues to adapt and get use to her school enviroment, she comes across other kids who are "different" from the rest. Moreover, While trying to fit into her new school, she encounters several others who're different from the rest of the students. Jessica later learns that she's different too when she experiences the "25th hour". After waking up at midnight, she found out that time freezes for an hour, only she and the other "different" kids can move--the midnighters. A coming of age, self discovery and acceptance of one's identity story rises the conflict between the protagonist and her society, and the conflict with her inner self. All in all, I found the story's plot very interesting because readers can relate to the theme of self discovery so well because that is a conflict every individual comes across in life. Although we can't necessarily have the ability and personal experience to relate to the magical world that the protagonist lives in, we are able to holistically relate to the universal theme--finding yourself.
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January 16, 2009 – Shelved
January 16, 2009 – Shelved as: 2008-2009-11th-grade

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