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Authors

Alex London

Publisher

Philomel Books

Publication Year

2013

ISBN

9780147511331

Pages

379 pages

Genre

science fiction

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Privileged Syd and and his proxy, Knox, are thrown together to overthrow the system.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Lexile Measure

690L

Topic

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Poverty; Homosexuality; impoverished community; gay; gay teenager

Main Character

male teenagers

Race/Ethnicities

Middle Eastern / White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

gay male

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year, 2014 Science Fiction; Booklist Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2014; Booklist Top 10 Quick Picks, 2014; Rainbow List, 2014 Teen Fiction; YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2014 Fiction; YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2016 Post-Apocalyptic: It's the End of the World As We Know It; Young Adults' Choices, 2014; Cybils Awards, 2013, Nominee, Young Adult (Speculative Fiction)

Keywords

social classes; punishment; friendship; perpetual debt; crime; running away

Diversity Impact

indirect

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