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The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party

Average rating
4 out of 5
Based on 64 Ratings and 64 Reviews

Book Description
Winner of the National Book Award! Young Octavian is being raised by a group of rational philosophers known only by numbers -- but it is only after he opens a forbidden door that he learns the hideous nature of their experiments, and his own chilling role in them. Set in Revolutionary Boston, M. T. Anderson's mesmerizing novel takes place at a time when Patriots battled to win liberty while Africa... More
Book Information
PublisherCandlewick Press
BindingPaperback (14 editions)
Reading LevelYoung Adults
# of Pages384
ISBN-10B001FOR616
Publication Date01/22/2008
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About M. T. Anderson (Author) : M. T. Anderson is a published author of children's books and young adult books. Some of the published credits of M. T. Anderson include The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation ... more
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Reader Comments
12/15/2009 The Not Quite Writer . said: Just as the title says, truly astonishing. This guy can WRITE.

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10/7/2009 Sharon Koontz said: 126630
tags: I Read

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5/27/2009 Tracy O'Daniel

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12/23/2008 Ali B said: 126630
tags: historical

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10/22/2008 CJ Raymer said:
I love this book. (I really wouldn't recommend a book that I didn't "love.") Fabulous, moving, intense... words cannot describe this novel for me. I'm reading it for the second time, then I will most definitely move on to the sequel. If you've not read it, you must! It's the one that gave me a new f... more

tags: I recommend, Inspired me, I'm reading

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8/29/2008 Carmela Martino said: Very well-written, though not for everyone
tags: I read

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8/18/2008 Jill Murray tagged as: Inspired me

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7/8/2008 David Michael Slater said: Not sure if this is really a YA, but it is amazing.

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3/28/2008 Kelly Sonnack said: An amazing book, and a testament to what can be done in YA. Mature, moving, and an altogether unbelievably important and well-done book.
tags: Inspired me

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8/31/2007 Elizabeth Bluemle tagged as: I Read

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7/30/2007 Sara Holmes tagged as: I Read

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5/5/2007 Little Willow tagged as: I Read, I Read

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4/5/2007 Little Willow tagged as: I Read, I Read

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3/26/2007 Jack O'Rourke said:
"The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing—Traitor to the Nation," by M. T. Anderson is a challenging read on many accounts. To start reading without benefit of literary reviews, it takes many pages to get grounded in the story. Is it a futuristic, or fantasy novel? People who are members of a curi... more

tags: reading ease, YA historical novel

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