The Darkest Path

The Darkest Path

Book - 2013
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USA Today bestselling author Jeff Hirsch once again creates a futuristic world with stunning, dramatic realism.

For the last several years, a civil war has raged between the Glorious Path -- a militant religion based on the teachings of a former US soldier -- and what's left of the US government. The Glorious Path seeks complete control of the country, and those they capture are given the Choice: convert or be killed.

Fifteen-year-old Cal and his younger brother were captured and forced to convert five years ago. Cal gets along until he befriends a stray dog named Bear, and then kills a commander who wants to train Bear to be a brutal attack dog. Thissends Cal and Bear on the run and sets in motion a series of events that will test Cal's loyalties and beliefs, ending in a brutal battle that the fate of the entire country rests on.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Scholastic Press, 2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780545512237
Branch Call Number: YA HIR
Characteristics: 320 p. :,maps ;,22 cm

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TereyT
Jul 12, 2017

People who are interested in books about war and the moral contemplation when participating in it. This books creates a futuristic world where war becomes a reality to Americans while others can still choose to avoid it. Takes a crisis that we're often use to hearing bout in other countries and brings it to our doorstep. There are action-filled parts in the middle and towards the end of the book that will keep the reader engaged til the end.

SPL_Childrens Nov 01, 2014

As teens, the two brothers were captured by the militant “Glorious Path” and forced to join the movement, which is fighting the U.S. government in a futuristic world. Very unexpectedly, Cal is presented with an” opportunity” to become one of the Path’s deadliest secret agents.

Kdmullerspy Sep 22, 2014

Very interesting, although Nat, James, and occasionally Cal were kind of annoying

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SPL_Childrens Nov 01, 2014

SPL_Childrens thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 16

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