Damselfly : a novel / Chandra Prasad.

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      First edition.
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      Summary: Indian-American teenager Samantha Mishra, her best friend Mel Sharpe, and the other members of the Drake Rosemont Academy fencing team are on their way to Tokyo when their plane crashes on a jungle-choked island, so while they hope for rescue, the teens will need to use all their ingenuity to survive the jungle, the old man who is stalking them--and each other.
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      PRASAD, C. Damselfly : a novel. [s. l.]: Scholastic Press, 2018. ISBN 9780545907927. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.569005. Acesso em: 9 dez. 2019.
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      Prasad C. Damselfly : A Novel. Scholastic Press; 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.569005. Accessed December 9, 2019.
    • APA:
      Prasad, C. (2018). Damselfly : a novel. Scholastic Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.569005
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Prasad, Chandra. 2018. Damselfly : A Novel. Scholastic Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.569005.
    • Harvard:
      Prasad, C. (2018) Damselfly : a novel. Scholastic Press. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.569005 (Accessed: 9 December 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Prasad, C 2018, Damselfly : a novel, Scholastic Press, viewed 9 December 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Prasad, Chandra. Damselfly : A Novel. Scholastic Press, 2018. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.569005.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Prasad, Chandra. Damselfly : A Novel. Scholastic Press, 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.569005.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Prasad C. Damselfly : a novel [Internet]. Scholastic Press; 2018 [cited 2019 Dec 9]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.569005


Booklist Reviews 2018 February #2

When a plane carrying a New England high school's fencing teams crashes, eight teens emerge from the wreckage, battered and stranded on an uninhabited island in the South Pacific. Sixteen-year-old Samantha delivers a first-person account of their efforts to stay alive, interspersed with recollections of her troubled homelife. Initially, the teens follow Sam's brilliant but unpopular best friend Mel, but conflict quickly emerges as different characters vie for power. Prasad's survival tale tips the masculine dynamic of Lord of the Flies in favor of a female-dominated cast, where race is a critical component in the struggle for power. Beautiful queen bee Rittika undermines the group's fragile cohesion by planting the idea that the dark-skinned "Golds" among them—many, including Sam, are biracial—are superior to their fellow "Pales." Ethics balance on a knife's edge as the characters make difficult choices and adapt to their new reality: "Our smiles gleamed lupine and dangerous. . . . Now we were creatures of our habitat—feral and unpredictable." A compulsive read sure to spark discussion. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.