Divided by day and night and on the run from authorities, star-crossed young lovers unearth a sinister conspiracy in this compelling romantic thriller.
Seventeen-year-old Soleil Le Coeur is a Smudge—a night dweller prohibited by law from going out during the day. When she fakes an injury in order to get access to and kidnap her newborn niece—a day dweller, or Ray—she sets in motion a fast-paced adventure that will bring her into conflict with the powerful lawmakers who order her world, and draw her together with the boy she was destined to fall in love with, but who is also a Ray.
Set in a vivid alternate reality and peopled with complex, deeply human characters on both sides of the day-night divide, Elizabeth Fama's Plus One is a brilliantly imagined drama of individual liberty and civil rights, and a fast-paced romantic adventure story.
Rita Award - Finalist, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year
It takes guts to deliberately mutilate your hand while operating a blister-pack sealing machine, but all I had going for me was guts. It seemed like a fair trade: lose maybe a week's wages and possibly...
Praise for Plus One
“Breakneck-paced story.” —School Library Journal
“Sol makes an intriguing heroine, someone who is driven by grief and desperation . . . and her gutsy determination to help the people she loves, whatever the cost, will stoke a fire under even the most passive of readers.” —BCCB
“The plot's twists and surprises make for an eventful read. . . . A uniquely imagined adventure.” —Booklist
“Fama smoothly unspools the details of her alternate Earth's history in conversational flashbacks that never impede the brisk pacing, yet enhance the sense of connection with her very human characters.” —Publishers Weekly