The Declaration

The Declaration

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Anna Covey is a 'surplus'. She should not have been born. In a society in which aging is no longer feared, and death is no longer an inevitability, children are an abomination. Like all surpluses, Anna is living in Grange 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? This is a tense and utterly compelling story about a society behind a wall, and the way in which two young people take the chance of breaking free.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 132 x 202 x 34mm | 381.02g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0747587752
  • 9780747587750
  • 724,681

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'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)
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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 teenager audience and she is already working on the sequel. She lives in South London with her husband and baby son.
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19,335 ratings
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4 36% (6,952)
3 28% (5,415)
2 8% (1,642)
1 3% (545)
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