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The Unwanteds ( The Unwanteds) (Hardcover) by Lisa Mcmann
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This dystopian middle grade novel combines magical fantasy with a totalitarian government in a complex feat of world-building. In the repressive regime of Quill, people are categorized at the age of 13, and either go onto useful work as Wanted or Necessaries, or considered too creative and labeled Unwanted and sent to their deaths. Twins Alex and Aaron are separated, as Aaron becomes a Wanted and Alex is sent to the Death Farm as an Unwanted. However, when Alex arrives at what he thinks is the end, it's just the beginning. The Death Farm is actually an enchanted place called Artime, where magic and creativity are nourished. However, battle preparation is key due to the constant threat of discovery by the evil Quillitary. The twins' connection is greater than distance, and soon the boys find themselves in a tragic situation.
A riveting middle-grade debut set in a dystopian world from New York Times bestelling author Lisa McMann.
Number of Pages: 390
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Action + Adventure / General, Science Fiction + Fantasy + Magic
Series Title: The Unwanteds
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Lisa Mcmann
Street Date: August 30, 2011
Item Number (DPCI): 059-12-1011