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Drowned

Title

Drowned

Publisher

Harlequin Teen

Publication Year

2014

ISBN

9780373211227

Pages

304 pages

Genre

post-apocalyptic

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Coe is one of the few remaining teenagers on the island of Tides. Deformed and weak, she is constantly reminded that in a world where dry land dwindles at every high tide, she is not welcome. The only bright spot in her harsh and difficult life is the strong, capable Tiam-- but love has long ago been forgotten by her society. The only priority is survival. Until the day their King falls ill, leaving no male heir to take his place. Unrest grows, and for reasons Coe cannot comprehend, she is invited into the privileged circle of royal aides. She soon learns that the dying royal is keeping a secret that will change their world forever. Is there an escape from the horrific nightmare that their island home has become? Coe must race to find the answers and save the people she cares about, before their world and everything they know is lost to the waters.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Lexile Measure

HL700L

Topic

Disability and Health; Physical disability; amputation; missing hand; teenager with a hand

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

none

Keywords

tide; island; monsters; survival; royalty; king; romance; death

Diversity Impact

indirect

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