Article 5

Article 5 (Volume 1)

Kristen Simmons

Tor Teen

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New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., have been abandoned.
 
The Bill of Rights has been revoked, and replaced with the Moral Statutes.
 
There are no more police—instead, there are soldiers. There are no more fines for bad behavior—instead, there are arrests, trials, and maybe worse. People who get arrested usually don't come back.
 
Seventeen-year-old Ember Miller is old enough to remember that things weren’t always this way. Living with her rebellious single mother, it’s hard for her to forget that people weren’t always arrested for reading the wrong books or staying out after dark. It’s hard to forget that life in the United States used to be different.
 
Ember has perfected the art of keeping a low profile. She knows how to get the things she needs, like food stamps and hand-me-down clothes, and how to pass the random home inspections by the military. Her life is as close to peaceful as circumstances allow.
 
That is, until her mother is arrested for noncompliance with Article 5 of the Moral Statutes. And one of the arresting officers is none other than Chase Jennings…the only boy Ember has ever loved.

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CHAPTER
1
 

BETH and Ryan were holding hands. It was enough to risk a formal citation for indecency, and they knew better, but I didn’t say anything. Curfew rounds wouldn’t begin for another two hours, and freedom was stolen in moments like these.
“Slow down, Ember,” Ryan called.
Instead I walked faster, pulling away from our pack.
“Leave her alone,” I heard Beth whisper. My face heated as I realized how I must look: not like a conscientious friend who was minding her own business, but like a bitter third wheel who couldn’t stand

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“Kristen Simmons’ Article 5 is a gripping, atmospheric story of survival. Alongside a fierce depiction of oppressive government, Simmons has created a bleak portrait of an America lost. I could hardly put it down. Ember Miller and Chase Jennings can be my post-apocalyptic wingmen anytime.”—Kendare Blake, author of Anna Dressed in Blood

 

“Subversion. Defiance. Desperate, struggling humanity in the face of state-sponsored tyranny. This book was engrossing, unpredictable and thoroughly REAL. Loved it.”--Jay Kristoff, author of Stormdancer

“Fast-paced, emotional and nail-bitingingly intense, Article 5 gripped me from page one and didn’t let me go once.”--Parajunkee.com

“There are only a few books that managed to keep me up at night this year, and ARTICLE 5 is one of them. A MUST read for any fan of the dystopian genre…even if you are not, it’s a must read anyways.”--Book Reader Addicts


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Kristen Simmons

KRISTEN SIMMONS has a master’s degree in social work and is an advocate for mental health. She lives with her husband, Jason, and their precious greyhound Rudy in Tampa, Florida. Article 5 is her first novel.

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Article 5
Kristen Simmons

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Teen
January 2012
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429987738
ISBN10: 1429987731
Young Adult Fiction384 pages
Age Range: 13 and up
Grade Range: 8 and up
$7.12

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Teen
January 2012
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780765329585
ISBN10: 0765329581
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 368 pages
Age Range: 13 and up
Grade Range: 8 and up
$17.99

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Trade Paperback
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Teen
January 2013
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780765329615
ISBN10: 0765329611
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 384 pages
Age Range: 13 and up
Grade Range: 8 and up
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