The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

In 1617, a freak storm blew up out of nowhere off the coast of Vardo, a small Norwegian island. At the time, all the fishermen were out on the water, and it killed all 40 of them. It meant that there were almost no men on the island at all, and the women had to …

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You’ll Thank Me For This by Nina Siegal

In Norway, there's a tradition of dropping kids of about 12 in the woods and allowing them to navigate and make their own way back to camp. They're blindfolded so they don't know where exactly they are and they have no modern conveniences. No phones. No GPS. It's a rite of passage for a lot …

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