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The Rithmatist

Brandon Sanderson

Sanderson’s debut novel for teens is an engrossing tale of danger and suspense set in an alternate 20th-century America. As the son of a lowly chalkmaker, 16-year-old Joel can only watch as Rithmatist students study the magical art that he would do anything to practice. As his more talented schoolmates begin to disappear, apparently killed or kidnapped by wild chalklings, Joel, his friend Melody and Fitch, their recently disgraced professor, find themselves on the trail of an unexpected discovery, one that will change Rithmatics and their world forever.