by Sara Pennypacker

Pax by Sara Pennypacker

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Book Information

Publication Date: February 2, 2016

Reading Level: Lexile Measure 760L, Scholastic Guided Reading Level T

Interest Level: Grades 3-5 Ages: 8 to 12

Major Awards: National Book Award Longlist * New York Times Bestseller * An Amazon Best Book of the Year * California Young Readers Medal for Intermediate (2018) * Great Lakes Great Books Award Nominee for 6-8 (2018) * Judy Lopez Memorial Award for Children"s Literature (2017)

Number of Pages: 272 pages

Approximate Word Count: 48,575 words -- The average reader will spend 3 hours and 14 minutes reading Pax at 250 words per minute.*

Audible Book Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins

Book Themes: War, Quest, Seperation

Genre: Fiction

Setting: Dystopian Future in North America - Town of Hampton, The Abandoned Rope Mill, Grandfather"s House, Vola"s House

Important Quote: Because I am exactly where I should be, doing exactly what I should be doing. That is peace.

First Line: The fox felt the car slow before the boy did, as he felt everything first.

Point of View: Third Person Limited alternating between Pax and Peter

*Estimate from Reading Length