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Coda

Title

Coda

Authors

Emma Trevayne

Publisher

Running Press Book Publishers

Publication Year

2013

ISBN

9780762447282

Pages

320 pages

Genre

science fiction

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Ever since he was a young boy, music has coursed through the veins of eighteen-year-old Anthem; the Corp has certainly seen to that. By encoding music with addictive and mind-altering elements, the Corp holds control over all citizens, particularly conduits like Anthem, whose life energy feeds the main power in the Grid. Anthem finds hope and comfort in the twin siblings he cares for, even as he watches the life drain slowly and painfully from his father. Escape is found in his underground rock band, where music sounds free, clear, and unencoded deep in an abandoned basement. But when a band member dies suspiciously from a tracking overdose, Anthem knows that his time has suddenly become limited. Revolution all but sings in the air, and Anthem cannot help but answer the call with the chords of choice and free will. But will the girl he loves help or hinder him? Emma Trevayne's dystopian debut novel is a little punk, a little rock, and plenty page-turning.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Single parent; Family member death; Bisexuality; single father; death of a mother; bisexual teenager

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

single father

LGBTQ+

male/male; male/female

Keywords

science; music; friendship; love; Manhatten; revolution; dystopian world

Diversity Impact

indirect

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