Birthmarked by Caragh M. O'Brien
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IN THE ENCLAVE, YOUR SCARS SET YOU APART, and the newly born will change the future.
Sixteen-year-old Gaia Stone and her mother faithfully deliver their quota of three infants every month. But when Gaia’s mother is brutally taken away by the very people she serves, Gaia must question whether the Enclave deserves such loyalty. A stunning adventure brought to life by a memorable heroine, this dystopian debut will have readers racing all the way to the dramatic finish.

About Caragh M. O'Brien

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Since earning an MA in Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University, Caragh O'Brien has been a high school teacher, a published author of romance novels, and now a novelist for teens. Her novels BIRTHMARKED and PRIZED were named YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults.
Published March 30, 2010 by Roaring Brook Press. 369 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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In her first YA novel, O'Brien creates a dystopian future in which to explore complex issues of morality and survival. In a world rocked by climate change, the Enclave is a much-needed bastion

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How society might organise itself after catastrophic events is always fascinating and I found it very easy to believe in Gaia's world, with its rich sealed away in the logical extension of a gated community and its poor as supplicants asked to give far more value - its children - than it receives...

Oct 06 2012 | Read Full Review of Birthmarked (Birthmarked Tril...

Fantasy Literature

In an opening letter concerning Caragh O’Brien’s new book Birthmarked, her editor says that she could describe the book as a “Hollywood-style pitch (The Handmaid’s Tale meets The Hunger Games)” but chooses to avoid the lazy and instead describes how the main character, in the book’s first chapter...

Apr 30 2010 | Read Full Review of Birthmarked (Birthmarked Tril...

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