Enclave by Ann Aguirre

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New York City has been decimated by war and plague, and most of civilization has migrated to underground enclaves, where life expectancy is no more than the early 20's. When Deuce turns 15, she takes on her role as a Huntress, and is paired with Fade, a teenage Hunter who lived Topside as a young boy. When she and Fade discover that the neighboring enclave has been decimated by the tunnel monsters--or Freaks--who seem to be growing more organized, the elders refuse to listen to warnings. And when Deuce and Fade are exiled from the enclave, the girl born in darkness must survive in daylight--guided by Fade's long-ago memories--in the ruins of a city whose population has dwindled to a few dangerous gangs.  Ann Aguirre's thrilling young adult novel is the story of two young people in an apocalyptic world--facing dangers, and feelings, unlike any they've ever known.

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Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate are the co-authors of EVE AND ADAM. Gennifer Albin is the author of CREWEL, the first in the Crewel World series. Leigh Bardugo is the author of SHADOW AND BONE, the first book in the Grisha Trilogy.  Marissa Meyer is the author of CINDER, the first book in the Lunar Chronicles. Gabrielle Zevin is the author of ALL THESE THINGS I'VE DONE, the first book in the Birthright series. Ann Aguirre is the author of ENCLAVE, the first book in the Razorland trilogy. Lish McBride is the author of HOLD ME CLOSER, NECROMANCER. Katherine Applegate is the author of many books for children and young adults, including the award-winning Home of the Brave. Her husband, Michael Grant, is the author of the BZRK series and the bestselling Gone series. Together they wrote the popular Animorphs series. They live in Northern California with their two children and numerous unmanageable pets.Gennifer Albin holds a masters degree in English Literature from the University of Missouri. During her student years she served as an editor for Pleaides and The Missouri Review, and since then she's founded the tremendously popular blog theconnectedmom.com. Leigh Bardugo was born in Jerusalem, raised in Los Angeles, and graduated from Yale University. She is fond of glamour, ghouls, and costuming, and gets to indulge all of these fancies in her other life as a makeup artist. She can occasionally be heard singing with her band, Captain Automatic.Marissa Meyer is the New York Times bestselling author of Cinder. She was born and raised in Tacoma, Washington, home of Almond Roca and Stadium High School, which was made famous when Heath Ledger danced down the stadium steps in “10 Things I Hate About You.” Marissa didn't actually go to Stadium High School, but she did attend Pacific Lutheran University, where she earned her bachelor's degree in Creative Writing. She still lives in Tacoma, now with her husband. Gabrielle Zevin is the author of Elsewhere, Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac, and All These Things I've Done. Of her writing, The New York Times Book Review said, “Zevin’s touch is marvelously light even as she considers profundities.” She lives in New York City.  Ann Aguirre is a national bestselling author whose first novel for young adults, Enclave, was praised as “for fans of The Hunger Games” by Publishers Weekly. She lives in Mexico with her husband, two children, two cats, and one very lazy dog. Visit her online at www.annaguirre.com.Lish McBride grew up in the Pacific Northwest and got her MFA in fiction from the University of New Orleans. Lish lives happily in Seattle with her family, two cats, and one very put-upon Chihuahua. Visit her online at www.lishmcbride.com.
Published April 12, 2011 by Feiwel & Friends. 272 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Deuce is a Huntress trainee in the tunnels beneath the long-fallen ruins of New York City.

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In this skilled though violent postapocalyptic thriller, Deuce has newly earned the rank of Huntress, after years of training have taught her to "wield a knife or a club with equal proficiency."

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Enclave starts off letting the reader know that the world in which Enclave is set is nothing like the reader is used to.

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Fiction Vixen

Her fear of a world unknown and facing the reality that she has been deceived her entire life is so genuine and her excitement at discovering not only life beyond the tunnels but also discovering feelings and emotions that would have been denied to her in her former life.

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Teen Reads

This becomes most apparent when they are sent on a special mission to another enclave to discover whether or not the Freaks are organizing and wiping out enclave after enclave.

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The fact that Deuce and Fade – despite their training and survival skills, end up being so nice to Stalker, and the fact that everywhere they went in this post apocalyptic world, they found food.

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YA Highway

Deuce lives in an enclave, deep underground.

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Description: Main character, Deuce, is part of College Enclave—an underground city of people who eat rats, follow rules to the T, and die at (or before) the age of 25.

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