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ISBN: 9780765332486368 Pages, Ages 13-17
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J.A. Souders's haunting debut—Renegade
Since the age of three, sixteen-year-old Evelyn Winters has trained to be Daughter of the People in the underwater utopia known as Elysium. Selected from hundreds of children for her ideal genes, all her life she's believed that everything is perfect. Her world. Her people. The Law.
But when Gavin Hunter, a Surface Dweller, accidentally stumbles into Elysium's secluded little world, Evelyn comes to a startling realization: Everything she knows is a lie.
Her memories have been altered.
Her mind and body aren't under her own control.
And the person she knows as Mother is a monster.
Together with Gavin she plans her escape, only to learn that her own mind is a ticking time bomb...and Mother has one last secret that will destroy them all.
Sacrifices must be made for the greater good.—CITIZEN'S SOCIAL CODE, VOLUME VI
My life is just about perfect.
Every morning Mother has the Maids wake me at precisely ten. Then it's time for a light...