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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Barnesville Public Library Y CHA (Text) 33500013137393 New Available -
Breckenridge Public Library Y CHA (Text) 33500013137401 New Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780062803627
  • ISBN: 006280362X
  • Physical Description: 307 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : HarperTeen, [2019]

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Chicago teen Meri Beckley's pride of living in a land of peace, prosperity, and truth crumbles when questions following her mother's death reveal buried facts, especially that words can have great power.
When Meri Beckley looks at the peaceful Chicago streets, she feels pride in the era of unprecedented hope and prosperity over which the governor presides. But when her mother is killed, Meri suddenly has questions that no one else seems to be asking. And when she tries to uncover her mother's state of mind in her last weeks, she finds herself drawn into a secret world with a history she didn't know existed. Faced with a choice between accepting the 'truth' or embracing a world the government doesn't want anyone to see, the wrong words can get Meri killed.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 August #1
    Following in the footsteps of Vonnegut and Orwell (sometimes very closely), Charbonneau (Time Bomb, 2018) explores a future America in which paper is illegal, crime is nearly eradicated, and the government-run news is never questioned. Meri Beckley is grateful for peace on the streets of Chicago, but that doesn't change the facts that her mother went missing (supposedly killed in a car crash) and her father has started drinking excessively. As Meri tries to untangle the work her mother was doing before she died, she discovers there is more going on in—and below—the city than meets the eye. As tensions rise and Meri discovers strength she never thought herself capable of, she finds herself at the center of a war between the government and those trying to reveal the truth buried beneath the government's carefully curated news cycles. This (book one in a series) is a thriller about the power of words for teens living in a society full of "fake news" and attempts to mislead the public at large.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: The topical relevance of this series starter will likely spawn another best-seller for Charbonneau. Grades 8-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 August #1
    Following in the footsteps of Vonnegut and Orwell (sometimes very closely), Charbonneau (Time Bomb, 2018) explores a future America in which paper is illegal, crime is nearly eradicated, and the government-run news is never questioned. Meri Beckley is grateful for peace on the streets of Chicago, but that doesn't change the facts that her mother went missing (supposedly killed in a car crash) and her father has started drinking excessively. As Meri tries to untangle the work her mother was doing before she died, she discovers there is more going on in—and below—the city than meets the eye. As tensions rise and Meri discovers strength she never thought herself capable of, she finds herself at the center of a war between the government and those trying to reveal the truth buried beneath the government's carefully curated news cycles. This (book one in a series) is a thriller about the power of words for teens living in a society full of "fake news" and attempts to mislead the public at large.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: The topical relevance of this series starter will likely spawn another best-seller for Charbonneau. Grades 8-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: High school students > Fiction.
Mothers > Death > Fiction.
Chicago (Ill.) > Fiction.
Grief > Fiction.
Honesty > Fiction.
Government, Resistance to > Fiction.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Dystopian.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Violence.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Politics & Government.

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