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The Last Word Patricia Forde

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27 August 2019
RRP: $16.99
ISBN: 9781925870664
Paperback, 304 pages
198 x 128 mm
Young Adult

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The Last Word

by Patricia Forde

A world devastated by climate change. A society ruled by fear. And a girl brave enough to take a stand.

Now an outlaw, Letta’s world is more dangerous than ever. The new ruler of Ark has limited language to under five hundred words and there are terrible whispers of babies disappearing in the night.

Letta devotes herself to keeping language alive, teaching in secret illegal schools, but at great risk. And when disaster strikes, she takes the blame. Haunted by grief and hunted by gavvers, she and Marlo are forced to flee, in the process discovering the terrible plan to wipe out language for good …

About the Author

Patricia Forde
Patricia Forde has written two plays, as well as several television drama series for children and teenagers. She lives with one husband, two teenagers, and a dog called Ben in a house in the middle of a small wood in Galway, Ireland. In her spare time she collects vintage children’s books and reads them late into the night.