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Man's best friend just got a little prettier. Ever since the government passed legislation allowing people to be genetically engineered and raised as pets, the rich and powerful can own beautiful girls like sixteen-year-old Ginger as companions. But when Ginger moves in with her new masters and discovers the glamorous life she's been promised isn't at all what it seems, she's forced to choose between a pampered existence full of gorgeous gowns and veiled threats, or seizing her chance at freedom with the boy she's come to love, risking both of their lives in a daring escape no one will ever forget.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 137 x 206 x 20mm | 439.98g
  • Entangled Teen
  • Fort Collins, United States
  • English
  • 1622662687
  • 9781622662685
  • 419,527

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"Compelling, imaginative, and unique. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough!" --Mary Lindsey, author of "Shattered Souls"
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About Kate Jarvik Birch

Kate Jarvik Birch is a visual artist, author, playwright, daydreamer, and professional procrastinator. As a child, she wanted to grow up to be either a unicorn or mermaid. Luckily, being a writer turned out to be just as magical. Her essays and short stories have been published in literary journals including Indiana Review and Saint Ann's Review. She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with her husband and three kids.
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7,817 ratings
3.61 out of 5 stars
5 24% (1,872)
4 32% (2,509)
3 29% (2,270)
2 11% (856)
1 4% (310)

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(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Entangled Publishing, LLC and NetGalley.) 16-year-old number 8 is a pet; genetically engineered, bred in a kennel, and raised to be subservient to her master. When she is bought by a councilman, she’s given the name Ella, but is totally naïve about the world around her. What does being a pet really mean? And is it a life that Ella can really live with? This was an interesting YA dystopian, and I really enjoyed it. Ella was such a good pet! She totally had the whole subservient thing down, and her training really showed. I felt so sorry for her that she had never been taught to read and write though! Why wouldn’t you teach a pet to read and write? What if their owner wanted them to read to them, or take notes? Ridiculous! I also thought it awful that Ella hadn’t been taught how to swim! Talk about an important life skill! The storyline in this was pretty good, and reminded me a bit of ‘The Selection’. It was quite difficult to know in places whether being a pet was a bad thing when you were owned by a rich family, and never had to work to support yourself, but then at other times it was obvious that it was a bad thing. There were some twists and turns in this, but some of them were a bit obvious. Especially the reason that Ella’s owner’s previous pet got ‘sick’ and had to be returned. There was some romance, and again, it was a little predictable, it was sweet though. The ending was pretty good, but it was a cliff-hanger. I really want to read the next book in the series now to find out what happens to Ella next! Overall; an interesting YA dystopian, and I really enjoyed it, 8 out of 10show more
by Sarah Elizabeth
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