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The Switch  Cover Image Book Book

The Switch / Roland Smith.

Smith, Roland, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780545803502
  • ISBN: 0545803500
  • Physical Description: 293 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: N.Y. : Scholastic Press, 2022.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
On the morning of Henry Ludd's thirteenth birthday, the power goes out. No phones, no news, and planes are literally falling out of the sky. Henry's father was away from the family farm and he has not returned. It's worrisome as people descend into lawlessness.Four months later, the electricity still hasn't come back. While Henry's family is protected in their walled compound with wind turbines fueling their electricity, the rest of their area has suffered. Henry's father still hasn't been found. Determined to find him, Henry ventures out with a trading crew to the zoo where his dad was last seen. After the truck is hijacked and Henry is left behind, he's forced to travel alone through the unruly world of the Switch. But his journey home will lead him to cross paths with the people who took his dad and have been trying to take over his family's land and resources ever since.
Target Audience Note:
8-12 years
650L Lexile.
650L Lexile
Decoding demand: 96 (very high) Semantic demand: 100 (very high) Syntactic demand: 88 (very high) Structure demand: 87 (very high) Lexile
Subject: Dystopian worlds > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Fathers and sons > Fiction.
Missing persons > Fiction.
Survival > Fiction.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.

Available copies

  • 6 of 13 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Stone County.


  • 1 current hold with 13 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Stone County-Blue Eye J SMI (Text) 31358000558663 Juvenile Fiction Available -

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