Neva keeps a list of The Missing - the people like her grandmother who were part of her life but who have now vanished. The people that everyone else pretends never existed. In a nation isolated beneath the dome of the Protectosphere - which is supposed to protect, but also imprisons - Neva and her friends dream of freedom. But life is becoming complicated for Neva. She's falling for her best friend's boyfriend - and she's learning more than she ever wanted to know about what might be happening to The Missing...
- Paperback | 272 pages
- 135 x 216 x 27mm | 318g
- 22 Dec 2011
- Hachette Children's Group
- Indigo (an Imprint of Orion Children's)
- London, United Kingdom
A coming-of-age tale about identity, freedom and love with lots of appeal to teenage girls THE BOOKSELLER It's dark, it's gritty and some parts are tough to read, but it's worth it. 4.5/5 THE BOOK BAG The writing style is beautifully tactile and enveloped the senses. Book Angel Booktopia 20120112 Bleak though Neva's world is, being lost in it was a thrilling experience. Grant has the knack of sharing information concisely through tiny details and light touches. Thoughts from the Hearthfire 20120112 If you're looking for a dark and twisted dystopian story with strong characters and a frightening world then you can't go far wrong with Dark Parties. Feeling Fictional 20120201 This book has acres of potential, and my imagination was having a riot. The Reluctant Hypersomniac 20120129 This is a remarkable and tightly-written debut novel that has many parallels with the world since 9/11 and the Arab Spring. Older readers will find this a rewarding and exciting dystopian novel that is also a gripping story of friendship, love and betrayal. CAROUSEL 20120701 This book was amazing! It was really adventurous and romantic and got yuor emotions going ... a fantastic story for people who like dark romance. TEEN TITLES
About Sara Grant
Sara Grant is an American living in the UK. Sara graduated from Indiana University with degrees in journalism and psychology. She now works as an editor, creating series fiction for children. She lives in London with her husband.