Truancy

Truancy (Volume 1)

Isamu Fukui

Tor Teen

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Some kids were rebellious….

In an alternate world, in a nameless totalitarian city, the autocratic Mayor rules the school system with an iron fist. Fighting against the Mayor and his repressive Educators is a group of former students called the Truancy, whose goal is to take down the system by any means possible—at any cost.

Fifteen-year-old Tack is just trying to survive. His days are filled with sadistic teachers, unrelenting schoolwork, and indifferent parents. Things start to look up when he meets Umasi, a mysterious boy who becomes Tack’s mentor.

Then someone close to Tack gets killed in the crossfire between the Educators and the Truants, and he swears vengeance. To achieve his purpose, he abandons his old life and joins the Truancy, looking for an opportunity to confront Zyid, its enigmatic leader. But Tack soon finds himself torn between his desire for revenge and his growing sympathy for the Truants…

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Chapter 1
I hope that most of you will see this as a wake-up call,” Mrs. Bean announced to the class, folding her arms haughtily. “If you got over an eighty-five, you’ve done tolerably. If you got lower than that, you should be concerned. If you got below a seventy, I’m going to make you concerned.”
Tack gritted his teeth and clenched his test paper, wrinkling a good portion of it before he unceremoniously shoved the paper into his backpack along with his books and binder. Untamed brown strands of hair dropped in front of his eyes, obscuring his vision as he

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In an alternate world, in a nameless totalitarian city, the autocratic Mayor rules the school system with an iron fist, with the help of his Educators. Fighting against the Mayor and his repressive Educators is a group of former students called the Truancy, whose goal is to take down the system by any means possible--at any cost.

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Isamu Fukui

Isamu Fukui wrote Truancy during the summer of his fifteenth year. The author’s purpose is not just to entertain, but to make a statement about the futility of the endless cycle of violence in the world, as well as the state of the educational system. And, as he put it, “I need to be in school myself if I want to write about it.” He is now a student at New York University.

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Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Teen
February 2010
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780765322586
ISBN10: 0765322587
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 432 pages
Age Range: 13 to 18
Grade Range: 8 to 12
$15.99

Hardcover

Hardcover
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Teen
March 2008
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780765317674
ISBN10: 0765317672
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 432 pages
Age Range: 13 and up
Grade Range: 8 and up
$16.95

e-Book Agency

e-Book Agency
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Teen
March 2008
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429974882
ISBN10: 1429974885
Young Adult Fiction432 pages
Age Range: 13 and up
Grade Range: 8 and up
$7.99
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