by Gordon Korman (Author)

Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade

An unforgettable novel from the New York Times bestselling Gordon Korman.

Link, Michael, and Dana live in a quiet town. But it's woken up very quickly when someone sneaks into school and vandalizes it with a swastika.

Nobody can believe it. How could such a symbol of hate end up in the middle of their school? Who would do such a thing?

Because Michael was the first person to see it, he's the first suspect. Because Link is one of the most popular guys in school, everyone's looking to him to figure it out. And because Dana's the only Jewish girl in the whole town, everyone's treating her more like an outsider than ever.

The mystery deepens as more swastikas begin to appear. Some students decide to fight back and start a project to bring people together instead of dividing them further. The closer Link, Michael, and Dana get to the truth, the more there is to face-not just the crimes of the present, but the crimes of the past.

With Linked, Gordon Korman, the author of the acclaimed novel Restart, poses a mystery for all readers where the who did it? isn't nearly as important as the why?

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Review quotes

Praise for War Stories:

* This weave of perceptive, well-told tales wears its agenda with unusual grace. — Kirkus, starred review

Praise for Restart:

* A fresh approach to the familiar topic of bullying, kept credible by believable characters and events, with typical Korman humor and just the right touch of mystery. — School Library Journal, starred review

Praise for Slacker:

Upbeat, inspiring, and full of Korman's signature sense of humor. — Publishers Weekly

Korman makes comedy look deceptively easy. — Booklist

Praise for Swindle:

Scary, funny, and hysterical adventures! — Chicago Tribune

Pure fun from top to bottom. — School Library Journal

Praise for The Hypnotists:

Fast-paced... an entertaining mix of intense action and goofy fun. — Publishers Weekly

Praise for Ungifted:

A gem for readers looking for a book where the underdog comes out on top. — Voice of Youth Advocates

Funny and insightful. — Publishers Weekly

Praise for Schooled:

* This rewarding novel features an engaging main character and some memorable moments of comedy, tenderness, and reflection. — Booklist, starred review

Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Scholastic Inc.
Publication date
July 20, 2021
BISAC categories
JUV039060 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Friendship
JUV039050 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Emotions & Feelings
JUV039120 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Prejudice & Racism
Library of Congress categories
Sydney Taylor Book Award
Silver Medal 2022

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