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Patricia Forde

Biography

Patricia Forde

Patricia Forde lives in the Galway, Ireland. She has published three picture books, lots of easy readers, two plays and her first novel, THE LIST. She has also written for several television series, including dramas for children and teenagers and English- and Irish-language soap operas. In another life, she was a primary school teacher and the artistic director of the Galway Arts Festival. She now lives with her husband, two teenagers, and a dog called Ben.

Patricia Forde

Books by Patricia Forde

by Patricia Forde - Children's, Children's 10-14, Coming of Age, Dystopian, Dystopian Fiction, Fiction, Science Fiction, Youth Fiction

The city of Ark is the last safe place on Earth. To make sure humans are safe, everyone in Ark must speak List, a language of only 500 words. Everyone that is, except Letta. As apprentice to the Wordsmith, Letta can read all the words that have ever existed. One day her master disappears and the leaders of Ark tell Letta she must shorten List to fewer words. Then Letta meets a boy who somehow knows all the words that have been banned. Letta's faced with a dangerous choice: sit idly by and watch language slowly slip away or follow a stranger on a path to freedom...or banishment.