Run for your life

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Brooklyn, NY : Restless Books, 2018.
9781632061652, 1632061651
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HL 570L
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First Restless Books paperback edition.
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viii, 275 pages ; 21 cm
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A talented young runner, Santino, lives in Palermo, Sicily - a beautiful region of Italy that's dominated by the Mafia. With Santino's first communion approaching, his father and grandfather carry out a theft to pay for the party - but they steal from the wrong people. A young, cocky, Mafioso summons them to a meeting, and they bring the boy. As Santino wanders off into the old abandoned neighborhood, he hears shots and runs back to see two armed men - and his father and grandfather slumped over in the car. The boy barely escapes with his life. Now, he's left with a choice: cooperate with police and be a "rat," or mainain Omertá: the code of silence. Twelve-year-old Lucio lives in the northern Italian city of Livorno and dreams of sailing when not taking care of his young sister, Ilaria, and his sick mother, who is convinced that a witch has cursed her. One day, Lucio's mother goes missing and he receives a mysterious text: "Come to Palermo. Mamma is dying." Panicked, Lucio grabs Ilaria and rushes to Sicily, where Lucio's and Santino's stories converge with explosive results.
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Decoding demand: 97 (very high),Semantic demand: 100 (very high),Syntactic demand: 83 (very high),Structure demand: 88 (very high),Lexile
Translated from the Italian.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Gandolfi, S., & Schwartz, L. S. (2018). Run for your life. First Restless Books paperback edition. Brooklyn, NY: Restless Books.

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Gandolfi, Silvana and Lynne Sharon, Schwartz. 2018. Run for Your Life. Brooklyn, NY: Restless Books.

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Gandolfi, Silvana and Lynne Sharon, Schwartz, Run for Your Life. Brooklyn, NY: Restless Books, 2018.

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Gandolfi, Silvana,, and Lynne Sharon Schwartz. Run for Your Life. First Restless Books paperback edition. Brooklyn, NY: Restless Books, 2018. Print.

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