The Declaration

The Declaration

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Anna Covey is a 'Surplus'. She should not have been born. In a society in which ageing is no longer feared, and death is no longer an inevitability, children are an abomination. Like all Surpluses, Anna is living in a Surplus Hall and learning how to make amends for the selfish act her parents committed in having her. She is quietly accepting of her fate until, one day, a new inmate arrives. Anna's life is thrown into chaos. But is she brave enough to believe this mysterious boy? A tense and utterly compelling story about a society behind a wall, and the way in which two young people seize the chance to break free.show more

Product details

  • 13+
  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 20mm | 199.58g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0747587744
  • 9780747587743
  • 99,753

Review quote

'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 'Stunning, thought-provoking and a book that genuinely stays with you' The Bookseller (Teenage Highlights)show more

About Gemma Malley

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. The Declaration is her first novel for a teenage audience and she is already working on the sequel. She lives in South London with her husband and baby son.show more

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19,335 ratings
3.71 out of 5 stars
5 25% (4,781)
4 36% (6,952)
3 28% (5,415)
2 8% (1,642)
1 3% (545)

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I found this book engaging and the concept of a drug that lets you live forever interesting. I really enjoyed this book.show more
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