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Sixteen-year-old Lyla lives in a bleak, controlling society where only the brightest and most favored students succeed. When she is caught buying cheats in an underground shadow market, she is tattooed--marked--as a criminal. Then she is offered redemption and she jumps at the chance . . . but it comes at a cost. Doing what is right means betraying the boy she has come to love, and, perhaps, losing even more than she thought possible. Graphic novel-style vignettes revealing the history of this world provide Lyla with guidance and clues to a possible way out of the double bind she finds herself more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 349 pages
  • 145 x 211 x 38mm | 454g
  • United States
  • English
  • 0547235569
  • 9780547235561
  • 2,012,738

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"McCaffrey's society has a Dickensian feel to it, with a heaving, discontented underclass dominated by the barons who control the source of power and the inventors who wield it. An original, textured page-turner." " Kirkus ""show more

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94 ratings
3.04 out of 5 stars
5 9% (8)
4 26% (24)
3 37% (35)
2 19% (18)
1 10% (9)
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