Dark Parties by Sara Grant

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I've lit a fuse and I'm waiting for the explosion.
All her life, sixteen-year-old Neva has lived in Homeland, completely cut off from the rest of the world.
All her life, she has been told everything beyond is an unlivable wasteland.
All this time, the government has fed her nothing but lies.
Now, Neva keeps a tattered notebook under her mattress and fills it with the names of The Missing, those who have vanished with no explanation.
Now, she and her best friend, Sanna, plan a secret Dark Party to recruit members for their underground rebellion.
The group begins to uncover horrifying truths. But can Neva break through the secrecy that has shrouded her whole life? Or will she and her friends become part of The Missing?
 

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Sara Grant was born in a small town in Indiana. She graduated from Indiana University and has a master's degree in creative and life writing from Goldsmiths, University of London. She lives in London with her British husband and is also the author of Dark Parties. Sara's website is www.sara-grant.com
 
Published August 3, 2011 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 347 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In a land of the future in which a Protectosphere encapsulates its dwindling population of citizens, who all look similar, 16-year-old Neva Adams throws a party completely in the dark.

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The Bookbag

Summary: Living in the Protectosphere doesn't mean that Neva is being protected.

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She keeps a list of the people that she has noticed have disappeared in the notebook that her grandmother gave her (along with the commodities that are no longer in the shops: chocolate, balloons, fizzy drinks, electronic gadgets, contraception...) Neva and her friends hold a forbidden party, at ...

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The Overflowing Library

But as Neva begins to uncover the truth, she realizes she must question everything she's ever known, including the people she loves the most Dark parties is one of those books which will totally surprise you as it twists and turns in its narrative leaving you unsure at first about what kind o...

Dec 23 2011 | Read Full Review of Dark Parties

A Patchwork of Books

getting a high score for a quiz I didn't study forand many more simple things that go unappreciated.I am also thankful for my parents and family for caring for me no matter how difficult I make it for them to care for me.I am also thankful for this awesome chance to score books!:DBut most of all,...

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Geek Speak Magazine

Seriously, I think more time is spent describing Neva and Braydon’s big not-sex sex scene on page 157 than is spent describing Neva formulating a plan to break into a government compound.

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