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13 June 2014

Talker 25

Talker 25 by Joshua McCune is a book about a war between dragons and humans.

Years ago dragons appeared. At first there was war between them and the humans. Now they are mostly under control - or in territories humans to not visit. The blue dragons, being less likely to attack are on a reservation in the middle of the United States, surrounded mostly by corn fields. The Blues did tunnels and are rarely seen. They have been fitted with collars that restrict their ability to breathe fire.

Melissa Callahan lives in the military town next to the dragon reservation. She is a senior in high school and is scared but fascinated by the dragons. As a prank Melissa and her friends break into the reservation to take pictures of themselves with Old Man Blue - a dragon who sleeps all of the time. But when Melissa discovers she can talk to dragons her world changes.

The military has been collecting talkers to use to lure out dragons to kill them. And there are various rebel groups trying to save the dragons from the military. Melissa is caught in the middle and must choose sides.

Talker 25 is a read alike for Voices of Dragons by Carrie Vaughn - but when humans take a different  path to how to live with dragons.

McCune, Joshua. (2014). Talker 25. New York: Greenwillow Books.

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