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Birthmarked

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en Limba Engleză Carte Paperback – 28 Apr 2011 – vârsta de la 11 ani
IN THE ENCLAVE, YOUR SCARS SET YOU APART, and the newly born will change the future.

In the future, in a world baked dry by the harsh sun, there are those who live inside the walled Enclave and those, like sixteen-year-old Gaia Stone, who live outside. Following in her mother's footsteps Gaia has become a midwife, delivering babies in the world outside the wall and handing a quota over to be "advanced" into the privileged society of the Enclave. Gaia has always believed this is her duty, until the night her mother and father are arrested by the very people they so loyally serve.

Now Gaia is forced to question everything she has been taught, but her choice is simple: enter the world of the Enclave to rescue her parents, or die trying.

"Readers who enjoy adventures with a strong heroine standing up to authority against the odds will enjoy this compelling tale." - School Library Journal
"Reminiscent of both 1984 and a Brave New World, this gripping page-turner is a perfect intro to futuristic, dystopian fiction. . . . Readers accompany the novel's inspiring heroine on an undertaking brimming with danger, intrigue, and romance." - Education.com

A stunning adventure brought to life by a memorable heroine, this dystopian debut will have readers racing all the way to the dramatic finish.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780857071392
ISBN-10: 0857071394
Pagini: 368
Dimensiuni: 130 x 198 x 29 mm
Greutate: 0.26 kg
Editura: Simon & Schuster
Colecția Simon & Schuster Children's UK

Recenzii

"Readers who enjoy adventures with a strong heroine standing up to authority against the odds will enjoy this compelling tale." --"School Library Journal""A wonderful addition to the dystopian genre." --TeensReadToo.com
"Reminiscent of both "1984" and a "Brave New World", this gripping page-turner is a perfect intro to futuristic, dystopian fiction . . . Readers accompany the novel's inspiring heroine on an undertaking brimming with danger, intrigue, and romance." --Education.com
"O'Brien's . . . impulsive and spirited heroine . . . is the kind readers adore." --"Booklist"
"This science fiction adventure is a brisk and sometimes provocative read, thanks to solid pacing, a resourceful heroine, and a few surprise twists." --"Publishers Weekly"
"Well-written and fast-paced." --"VOYA"
"In grand dystopic tradition." --"Kirkus Reviews"
"It was a very good book that made me think."--Abby, age 12
"I love dystopian futures. Birthmarked is great dystopian future."--Sam, age 16

Notă biografică

Caragh M. O'Brien is the author of the Birthmarked series, which includes the dystopian novels Birthmarked, Prized, and Promised, as well as the tie-in stories "Tortured" and "Ruled." A former high school English teacher, she is also the author of several romance novels, including North Star Rising and Master Touch. Carla Mercer-Meyer, a southern California native, has a strong musical theater background, as she has been performing her entire life. Her credits include a guest appearance on The Morris Taylor Show and her performances include Into the Woods, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, and many other theatrical productions. An AudioFile Earphones Award-winning audiobook narrator, Carla resides in Southern California with her husband and four children. She is an avid audiobook listener and a book fanatic.