Peter’s hidden headaches suggest they will be the problem of First Light. He and his family are travelling to Greenland where his scientist father will continue his research. However the story is bigger than this, as Peter realises when he discovers a snag of red wool trapped within an ice block. Who left this there? This pocket of Greenland is supposedly untouched territory yet the red wool suggests otherwise. What happens if Peter follows its trail?
Yet again Rebecca Stead floors us with the scale of her imagination and skill. This title is so unlike her other acclaimed titles such as Liar & Spy or When You Reach Me. Bookwagon recommends ‘First Light’ highly to its readers. It is an outstanding story; utterly compulsive and wonderful.
Newbery Medal winner.