The Forsaken by Lisa M. Stasse
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Choose a tribe. Watch your back. And don’t stop running.

Filled with thrilling adventure and romance, The Forsaken is praised by EntertainmentWeekly.com as “a fast-paced novel [that] you’ll get sucked into. You just can’t seem to put [it] down.”

As an obedient orphan of the U.N.A. (the super-country that was once Mexico, the US, and Canada), Alenna learned at an early age to blend in and be quiet—having your parents taken by the police will do that to a girl. But Alenna can’t help standing out when she fails a test that all sixteen-year-olds have to take: The test says she has a high capacity for brutal violence, and so she is sent to the wheel, an island where all would-be criminals end up.

The life expectancy of prisoners on the wheel is just two years, but with dirty, violent, and chaotic conditions, the time seems a lot longer as Alenna is forced to deal with civil wars for land ownership and machines that snatch kids out of their makeshift homes. Desperate, she and a charismatic warrior named Liam concoct a potentially fatal plan to flee the island. Survival may seem impossible, but Alenna is determined to achieve it anyway.
 

About Lisa M. Stasse

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Lisa M. Stasse is a digital librarian at UCLA. The Forsaken is her first novel.
 
Published July 10, 2012 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 386 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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In this debut series opener set 20 years in the future, teens identified as future criminals are exiled to "the wheel," a remote island wilderness (metaphorical and real) where few live past 18.

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The Bookbag

Summary: Any fan of the survival or dystopian genre will enjoy The Forsaken.

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The Overflowing Library

I liked all the political set up behind the story and I enjoyed seeing the story unfold and all the whys and wherefores of why the world was as it was.

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Paperback Dolls

Lisa loves watching science fiction movies, cooking Spanish food, and dancing around her house to 80′s music.

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