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July 18, 2014 7:00 AM

Fast-moving and thoughtful tales can be found in new chapter books for young readers

The Kansas City Star searches the shelves for pre- or early-teen reading as summer passes its apex. Reviewed are: Piers Torday’s “The Last Wild”; Rebecca Hahn’s “A Creature of Moonlight”; Paul Durham’s “The Luck Uglies”; John Rocco and Jay Primiano‘s “Swim that Rock”; and Adele Griffin’s “The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone.”

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