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5 to 1 - by Holly Bodger (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 256

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Sub-Genre: Girls & Women

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

Age Range: 9-12 years

Author: Holly Bodger

Language: English

TCIN: 16685115
UPC: 9780385391535
Item Number (DPCI): 247-38-7678

Description

Part Homeless Bird and part Matched, this is a dark look at the near future told through the alternating perspectives of two teens who dare to challenge the system.

In the year 2054, after decades of gender selection, India now has a ratio of five boys for every girl, making women an incredibly valuable commodity. Tired of marrying off their daughters to the highest bidder and determined to finally make marriage fair, the women who form the country of Koyanagar have instituted a series of tests so that every boy has the chance to win a wife.

Sudasa, though, doesn't want to be a wife, and Kiran, a boy forced to compete in the test to become her husband, has other plans as well. As the tests advance, Sudasa and Kiran thwart each other at every turn until they slowly realize that they just might want the same thing.

This beautiful, unique novel is told from alternating points of view--Sudasa's in verse and Kiran's in prose--allowing readers to experience both characters' pain and their brave struggle for hope.

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