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Fall 2022

Torch

Three teens struggle to carve out futures for themselves under a totalitarian regime. Czechoslovakia, 1969 Seventeen-year-old Pavol has watched his country's freedoms disappear in the wake of Read More →

  • Lexile: 760
  • Dewey: [Fic]
  • Copyright: 2022

Reviews

School Library Journal

“A masterful, taut, and emotionally rich historical novel that is heartrending and essential reading for our present political climate.”—starred, School Library Journal

 

Booklist

“[T]his story of revolutionary hope confronts dehumanizing forces through its resilient characters’ deeply held friendships. An astonishing and gripping read.” — starred, Booklist

 

G. D. Falksen

“A bold and uncompromising portrayal of life under an authoritarian regime, Lyn Miller-Lachman’s Torch combines nuanced characters and a compelling narrative into a powerful story about survival, humanity, and hope.”-G. D. Falksen, award-winning author of The Secret Life of…

 

Publishers Weekly

“Miller-Lachmann deftly balances moments of happiness and hope within an ominously rendered narrative marked by fear and potential catastrophe. This captivating political thriller is perfect for Ruta Sepetys fans.” — starred, Publishers Weekly

 

Kirkus Reviews

“Equally terrifying and captivating.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews

 

Kip Wilson

“I was immediately hooked and couldn’t put this down.” —Kip Wilson, author of White Rose and The Most Dazzling Girl in Berlin

 

Padma Venkatraman

“Frighteningly relevant in today’s world.” —Padma Venkatraman, author of The Bridge Home and Born Behind Bars

 

Carly Heath

“[O]utstanding…I was swept away.” —Carly Heath, author of The Reckless Kind

 

Cynthia Levinson

“Lyn Miller-Lachmann’s Torch manages to accomplish the nearly impossible—a novel that is not only intensively researched and informative, but also riveting and deeply heartfelt. Readers will learn and care in equal measure.”—Cynthia Levinson, author of the Robert J. Sibert…