The Ward by Jordana Frankel

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The checklist of what makes commercial teen dystopias may be complete here, but the clumsy writing and nonexistent worldbuilding prevent this subpar clone from making a splash.
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Jordana Frankel’s thrilling and imaginative YA dystopian novel The Ward is set in a near-future New York City. A catastrophic flood has washed out Manhattan, leaving the rivers polluted, and entire neighborhoods underwater. Some areas are quarantined because of an outbreak of a deadly disease.
 
The illness, known as the Blight, is killing sixteen-year-old Ren’s sister. Desperate to save her sister’s life, Ren agrees to lead a secret mission from the government to search for a cure. But her quest leads to a confounding mystery beneath the water and an unlikely friendship with a passionate scientist.
 
Readers who love speculative fiction and crave action-packed stories similar to Veronica Roth’s Divergent will find The Ward absolutely unputdownable.
 

 

About Jordana Frankel

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Jordana Frankel is a creative-writing instructor at Writopia Lab and a former marketing associate at the Book Report Network. She currently lives in New York City. The Ward is her first novel. You can visit her online at www.jordanafrankel.com.
 
Published April 30, 2013 by Katherine Tegen Books. 485 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Publishers Weekly

Good
on Apr 29 2013

Frankel's unforgiving, drowned New York serves as a formidable background for her survival story...

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Kirkus

Below average
on Feb 27 2013

The checklist of what makes commercial teen dystopias may be complete here, but the clumsy writing and nonexistent worldbuilding prevent this subpar clone from making a splash.

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