Alenna Shawcross is a sixteen-year-old orphan growing up in a police state formed from the ashes of Canada, the US and Mexico after a global economic meltdown.
But when she unexpectedly fails 'the test' - a government initiative which supposedly identifies teens destined to be criminals - she wakes up alone on a remote island reserved for the criminally insane.
Terrified and confused, she soon encounters a group of other teen survivors battling to stay alive, including Luis, a boy who will become her love...and her lifeline.
Soon Alenna makes the terrifying discovery that there's more to the island (and her past) than she could ever have guessed... But who can she trust And can she ever escape
The first of a planned trilogy, this incredible novel will leave you gasping for the sequel...
Lisa Stasse graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Government and English literature, and is currently a digital librarian at UCLA. She lives in Santa Monica, California with her husband and their one-year-old daughter.
Hachette Children's Books
Author: Lisa Stasse