First Light is an intriguing tale of secrets, mystery and courage from the author of Newbery Award winner When You Reach Me.
Set in Greenland Rebecca Stead's debut novel tells the story of Thea, who lives in a world deep within a glacier, and Peter, who has arrived in Greenland to live on the ice while his father studies climate change.
Thea longs for her people to return to the sunlight, but her search for a way to the surface forces her to defy her powerful grandmother. Peter is troubled by strange visions that lead him to a crevice in the glacier. When their lives collide Thea and Peter find themselves unravelling a deep mystery.
'First Light is a fantastic fusion of science, intrigue, and gutsy kid characters who aren't afraid to uncover the truth. I loved the way Rebecca Stead captured the real-world magic of the icy arctic and melded it to a gripping story.' Kirsty Murray
‘First Light was a beautiful read, blending science fiction and fantasy in a clever way, filled with mystery and suspense, and with its loveable characters. The story’s complex and compelling enough for readers of any age.’ Written in Wonder