Windows on the World by Andrea White

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“Now, I want all of you to try to imagine a world where you could use a machine to go back in time and save lives any time you wanted,” General Mungo said. “How would you change our worlds?”

Thirteen-year-old Shama Katooee hasn't had an easy life: an orphan, she must work and dodge gangs while attending Teleschool with millions of other children in LowCity, DC in 2083. One day her life turns upside down: she meets her best friend, a bird named Deenay, and is mysteriously selected to attend the Chronos Academy in UpCity, where privileged children of GodZillionaires are trained in the practice of Time Watch. Shama learns how to operate a QuanTime machine and how to get along with kids who come from very different backgrounds than her own. While trying to solve the mystery of why she was chosen, Shama is being trained for the ultimate mission: saving her own life.

Windows on the World is the first volume of the UpCity Chronicles trilogy.
 

About Andrea White

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Andrea White has written three novels, historical fiction for middle-school students: Surviving Antarctica, Window Boy, and Radiant Girl. In 2004, Surviving Antarctica was selected for many state reading lists, including the Texas Bluebonnet. In 2005 Andrea won a Texas State Reading Association Golden Spur Award. She lives in Houston, Texas.
 
Published April 5, 2011 by namelos llc. 240 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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White, who has written about 2083 before (Surviving Antarctica: Reality TV 2083, 2005), subtly poses other questions surrounding advancements in technology and capitalism in this well-imagined and disturbing future.

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