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2018 Nominee

The Nameless City

By Faith Erin Hicks. Published in 2016 by First Second

Every nation that invades the City gives it a new name. But before long, new invaders arrive and the City changes hands once again. The natives don’t let themselves get caught up in the unending wars. To them, their home is the Nameless City, and those who try to name it are forever outsiders.

Kaidu is one such outsider. He’s a Dao born and bred–a member of the latest occupying nation. Rat is a native of the Nameless City. At first, she hates Kai for everything he stands for, but his love of his new home may be the one thing that can bring these two unlikely friends together. Let’s hope so because the fate of the Nameless City rests in their hands

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34 thoughts on “The Nameless City

  1. Langevin School

    It’s very action based. I also like how it’s creative because every city has a name in real life.

  2. Hillhurst

    The book was so amazing! I loved the storyline behind it. I am sure that this is this years equivelent of last years “Awkward” book, which won.

  3. St.Jerome Elementary School

    The nameless city is a really good book. Could someone tell me what the girls name is again?


  4. st.jerome

    the nameless city is a well drawn book and i loved the story and because i already read the second one and i hope it will be a rocky mountin book next time

  5. General Stewart school - abbey

    this is absolutly the best book ever! it is so cool! it is so awesome!!!!!! it is so the best book ever!!!!:)

  6. hillhurst school calgary ryan

    The Nameless City is an amazing graphic novel about two children called Kai and Rat. Kai is born Dao, he is a member of the newest nation, and wants to sleep. While Rat, on the other side, always is hungry and is only a native of the nameless city. The two always go exploring the city which sometimes gets them into trouble but also sometimes gets them caught in an adventure.

    Overall, I like this book because it is a book about adventure and gets exciting a lot of times. The book also is sometimes a bit funny because they usually outwit their enemies by tricking them. The last reason why I like the Nameless City is basically because it is really creative and the reason I say it is really creative is because no one really has written a book with a city with a thousand names or no name so this book is very interesting and creative at the same time. Compared to other graphic novels that I have read, this book would definitely be the one that I like the most and it would be the one that has the most adventure but it might have the same about of action as the other graphic novels.

    I would recommend this book to everybody who likes action and adventure except for children under three years old because most small children don’t really know how to read and if they did, they probably wouldn’t understand anything and because there is a bit of fighting.

  7. wildwood school

    the nameless city is a adventures book and kia is scared but strong and rat is fast’ strong and hungry [ so good I readed it 10 times love quinn

  8. General Stewart School -abbey

    this is the best book ever! it is soooooooooooooooooo interesting!!!!!!!!!!! #awesome book

  9. Springbank Middle School

    The way this book is told explains a lot about settle friendship, action, and excitement. Probably on my top 5!!! Demetri

  10. Hillhurst School

    The Nameless City is a fiction book and graphic novel about a boy, Kaidu or Kai who meets a native girl who hates him because he is an outsider but then they somehow become friends.
    The book was an adventure book because he went on an adventure and learned how to climb the roofs. The purpose of the book had been achieved because he managed to save the city and he learned more about the city and more about the Dao. He then find out that he had also made a friend from the natives, Rat.
    I recommend this book 10 out of 10 for children who want to read an adventure.

  11. Springbank Middle School

    I love how the book shows how friendship can be found in the oddest places and how you should always give people a second chance. The book told many valuable lessons such as never leave your friend behind or always look out for people you care about. It was also funny and exciting. I also love how the illustrator captures every emotion perfectly. Overall I think it was a great book. Joceline

  12. Aurora school Graysen

    I gave this book a 5 out of 5 because it was really amazing, Interesting and has lots of action . When you read you might cry and be sad at the end.
    I liked that it was a graphic novel.


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