The Selected by Patrick Cave

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Cloning has become a way to ensure power for a select group of people, known as the Great Families. But with such an imbalanced society, unrest is inevitable. When Adeline, a flawed clone on a quest for truth, discovers a set of diaries from one of her forebearers, she realizes that she could be the savior the people have been waiting for….But will she have the courage and ingenuity to outwit the forces ranked against her?

From the mysterious murder in the prologue to its terrifying conclusion, The Selected is an accessible tale packed with action and atmosphere that readers will find irresistible.
 

About Patrick Cave

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Patrick Cave was born in Bath, England, and currently lives in the countryside with his family in France.
 
Published July 20, 2010 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 416 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Both a prequel and a sequel to Sharp North (2006), this multiple-time-period dystopia can stand on its own for readers willing to accept some confusion until the world of the novel emerges.

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(It is also worthy of James that this story of being ­posthumous-yet-alive can be read against the fate of a living writer who finds himself entombed within a “New and Selected Stories.”) “The Next Thing” describes a super department store of the future, one that undermines (literally, s...

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