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Teaser Tuesday - Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee

By Literaryexploration @Lit_Explorer
Teaser Tuesday - Outrun the Moon by Stacey LeeTeaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books And A Beat.
Teaser Tuesday - Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee
Outrun the Moon
by Stacey Lee
Expected Publication Date: May 24th, 2016
Publisher: Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Page Count: 400 pages
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*This quote is from the ARC and finished copies may differ*
San Francisco, 1906: Fifteen-year-old Mercy Wong is determined to break from the poverty in Chinatown, and an education at St. Clare’s School for Girls is her best hope. Although St. Clare’s is off-limits to all but the wealthiest white girls, Mercy gains admittance through a mix of cunning and a little bribery, only to discover that getting in was the easiest part. Not to be undone by a bunch of spoiled heiresses, Mercy stands strong—until disaster strikes.
On April 18, an historic earthquake rocks San Francisco, destroying Mercy’s home and school. With martial law in effect, she is forced to wait with her classmates for their families in a temporary park encampment. Mercy can't sit by while they wait for the Army to bring help. Fires might rage, and the city may be in shambles, yet Mercy still has the 'bossy' cheeks that mark her as someone who gets things done. But what can one teenaged girl do to heal so many suffering in her broken city?
My Teaser
"The sun strokes a finger across my cheek. I slept poorly, not just on account of the creaking but because the bed felt too wide open, like I was sleeping on the Siberian peninsula. Plus, I've never spent a night apart from my family, and it turns out I miss them terribly, even in my sleep." - 22% 
If you haven't already read Stacey's first book, Under a Painted Sky I highly recommend it. Stacey has a fantastic way with words and her historical fiction is just perfect. I'm almost done with her second book and it's just as fantastic! Plus, she's local and one of my favorite people <3

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