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ISBN: 006280362X
EAN13: 9780062803627
Language: English
Pages: 320
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 10.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview
Wow Shades of Fahrenheit 451 and Orwell's 1984. Painfully real and urgent. Read this book. --Michael Grant, New York Times bestselling author of the Gone series Bestselling author Joelle Charbonneau's eerily timely, high-stakes page-turner is destined to start important conversations at this particular moment in our history. Meri Beckley lives in a world without lies. When she looks at the peaceful Chicago streets, she feels pride in the era of unprecedented hope and prosperity over which the governor presides. But when Meri's mother is killed, Meri suddenly has questions that no one else seems to be asking. And when she tries to uncover her mother's state of mind in her last weeks, she finds herself drawn into a secret world with a history she didn't know existed. Suddenly, Meri is faced with a choice between accepting the truth or embracing a world the government doesn't want anyone to see--a world where words have the power to change the course of a country and where the wrong ones can get Meri killed.
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover MERI BECKLEY LIVES IN A WORLD WITHOUT LIES. When she turns on the news, she hears only the facts. When she swipes the pages of her online textbooks, she reads only the truth. When she looks at the peaceful Chicago streets, she feels the pride everyone in the country feels about the era of unprecedented hope and prosperity over which the government presides. But when Meri's mother is killed, Meri suddenly has questions no one else seems to be asking. And when she tries to uncover her mother's state of mind in her last weeks, she finds herself drawn into a secret world full of facts she's never heard and a history she didn't know existed. Suddenly, Meri is faced with a choice between accepting the truth she has been taught or embracing a world the government doesn't want anyone to see--a world where words have the power to change the course of a country and where one wrong word could get Meri killed.
From the front Cover MERI BECKLEY LIVES IN A WORLD WITHOUT LIES. When she turns on the news, she hears only the facts. When she swipes the pages of her online textbooks, she reads only the truth. When she looks at the peaceful Chicago streets, she feels the pride everyone in the country feels about the era of unprecedented hope and prosperity over which the government presides. But when Meri's mother is killed, Meri suddenly has questions no one else seems to be asking. And when she tries to uncover her mother's state of mind in her last weeks, she finds herself drawn into a secret world full of facts she's never heard and a history she didn't know existed. Suddenly, Meri is faced with a choice between accepting the truth she has been taught or embracing a world the government doesn't want anyone to see--a world where words have the power to change the course of a country and where one wrong word could get Meri killed. --Michael Grant, internationally best selling author of the Gone series