Marked by Laura Williams McCaffrey

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McCaffrey’s society has a Dickensian feel to it, with a heaving, discontented underclass dominated by the barons who control the source of power and the inventors who wield it. An original, textured page-turner.
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Sixteen-year-old Lyla lives in a bleak, controlling society where only the brightest and most favored students succeed. When she is caught buying cheats in an underground shadow market, she is tattooed—marked—as a criminal. Then she is offered redemption and she jumps at the chance . . . but it comes at a cost. Doing what is right means betraying the boy she has come to love, and, perhaps, losing even more than she thought possible. Graphic novel–style vignettes revealing the history of this world provide Lyla with guidance and clues to a possible way out of the double bind she finds herself in.
 

About Laura Williams McCaffrey

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Laura Williams McCaffrey is author of Water Shaper and Alia Waking. She is on faculty at Solstice, an MFA in Creative Writing Program at Pine Manor College, and lives in Vermont with her family. Visit her website at: http://www.laurawilliamsmccaffrey.com.
 
Published February 16, 2016 by Clarion Books. 368 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on Nov 11 2015

McCaffrey’s society has a Dickensian feel to it, with a heaving, discontented underclass dominated by the barons who control the source of power and the inventors who wield it. An original, textured page-turner.

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