Meg McKinlay creates a stunning and original world in A Single Stone. Jena is the leader of a group of girls who must harvest mica from deep in the mountain. Mica is pivotal to their survival. Jena discovers information that makes her question the authorities. and the very way they live their lives. A Single Stone is compelling, original and fun. I felt it floundered just a little at the end, or maybe I just wanted it to keep going.
Age recommendation: 12+