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The Declaration

The Declaration

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By (author) Gemma Malley

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  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 198mm x 26mm | 222g
  • Publication date: 8 November 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1408836882
  • ISBN 13: 9781408836880
  • Sales rank: 21,656

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Sixteen-year-old Anna should not have been born. It is the year 2140 and people can live for ever. No one wants another mouth to feed, so she lives in a Surplus Hall, where unwanted children go to learn valuable lessons ...at least she wasn't put down at birth. One day, a new inmate arrives. Anna's life is thrown into chaos. He says things about her parents and the Outside that couldn't possibly be true ...Or could they? Thrilling, passionate and beautifully written, this dystopian novel is perfect for fans of The Hunger Games

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Gemma Malley studied Philosophy at Reading University before working as a journalist. She edited several business magazines and contributed regularly to Company Magazine and the Sunday Telegraph before moving into the civil service in a senior communications role at Ofsted. She lives in South London with her husband and son.

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A haunting and suspenseful page-turner Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week 'Stunning, thought-provoking and a book that genuinely stays with you' The Bookseller (Teenage Highlights) A well-imagined and endlessly thought-provoking story Telegraph Poignant, thought-provoking ... Sharing the visionary quality of books such as 'The Handmaid's Tale' and 'How I Live Now', The Declaration is one of those rare books that changes the way you see the world. Publishing News Extremely chilling and, in places, quite harrowing Books for Keeps