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Review: The Forsaken by Lisa M. Stasse +Giveaway

Monday, July 21, 2014
Why I chose this book: 
I will have the extreme pleasure of attending a signing at the (amazing) Irving Public Library, which will feature Lisa M. Stasse in a discussion panel. To my shame, I have the scandalous habit of purchasing books for signings, acquiring said signature, and tossing the book into the fathomless depths of my TBR pile. All with well meaning, of course. In an effort to subvert that vicious cycle, I decided to read this book before the signing. After all, it’s a little more exciting to talk to an author after you’ve read her book and can therefore be a fanatical mumbling idiot, instead of a generic, ordinary mumbling idiot. 

The Forsaken by Lisa M. Stasse
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publish Date: July 10th, 2012
Format: Hardback
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopia, Science Fiction
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As an obedient orphan of the U.N.A. (the super-country that was once Mexico, the U.S., and Canada), Alenna learned at an early age to blend in and be quiet—having your parents taken by the police will do that to a girl. But Alenna can’t help but stand out when she fails a test that all sixteen-year-olds have to take: The test says she has a high capacity for brutal violence, and so she is sent to The Wheel, an island where all would-be criminals end up.

The life expectancy of prisoners on The Wheel is just two years, but with dirty, violent, and chaotic conditions, the time seems a lot longer as Alenna is forced to deal with civil wars for land ownership and machines that snatch kids out of their makeshift homes. Desperate, she and the other prisoners concoct a potentially fatal plan to flee the island. Survival may seem impossible, but Alenna is determined to achieve it anyway. (Goodreads)

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