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Gr 9 Up–When Idiopathic Adolescent Acute Neurodegeneration broke out in the United States, most teens died, and the few who lived manifested psi powers, from telekinesis to mind control. The government, already on edge from political and economic issues, used scare tactics, misinformation, and bullying to insure that parents sent their children to government “rehabilitation” camps. Ruby was placed in Camp Thurmond at the age of 10. Once there, the youths with special powers were punished, not rehabilitated. At 16, she is liberated by the Children's League, but they, too, want to control her, and she breaks from them to join fellow escapees Liam, Chubs, and Zu. They are determined to find the Slip Kid, who is rumored to help kids reunite with their families. This ragtag foursome outfits themselves at an abandoned Walmart, fights off unfriendly youth “tribes,” and begins to forge bonds of trust and romance. Ruby makes a thoughtful sacrifice, for the good of those she loves in the final chapters of the book (Hyperion, 2012), the first in a trilogy. Narrator Amy McFadden grows more comfortable with the voices as the title progresses, adding more nuance, particularly to major characters, and the proper note of teenage sarcasm. This dystopian tale will attract fans of Scott Westerfeld's “Uglies” (Simon Pulse) and Lauren Oliver's “Delirium” series (HarperCollins).–Maggie Knapp, Trinity Valley School, Fort Worth, TXα(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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"Haunting. . . Bracken creates a gripping and terrifying dystopian world."Kirkus Reviews

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"A riveting, emotional read that kept me on the edge!"New York Times best-selling author Melissa Marr

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"Bracken's latest maintains constant tension A new twist on dystopia, this is one not to miss."Romantic Times

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"The story's quick-paced action leads to a heartbreaking cliffhanger that will have readers eager for the next book."Publishers Weekly --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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