The Reader

by Traci Chee

Part of a Series: Sea of Ink and Gold.

Sefia knows what it means to survive. After her father is brutally murdered, she flees into the wilderness with her aunt Nin, who teaches her to hunt, track, and steal.

ISBN: 9780399176777

JLG Release: October 2016

JLG Member Price

PG High

Grades 9 & Up


14 books / $16.30 a book

  • Book Details




    Print Book


    Hardcover edition



    Page Count


    Trim Size

    8 1/4" x 5 1/2"

    Accelerated Reader

    Level: 5.7, Points: 16

    Scholastic Reading Counts

    Level: 5.3, Points: 24


    Level: 810L

    Awards & Honors

    Oregon Reader's Choice Awards 2019 Nominee The Kirkus Prize 2016 Nominee, Young Adult
    Booklist 2016 Top 10 Books for Youth, First Novels
    SLJ’s Best Books of 2016, Young Adult
    National Public Radio’s Guide to 2016 Great Reads
    Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2016, Teen
    YALSA 2017 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults
    Indies Choice Book Awards 2017 Book of the Year Finalist, Young Adult
    BuzzFeed Best YA Books of 2016



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