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In the model community of Candor, Florida, every teen wants to be like Oscar Banks. The son of the town's founder, Oscar earns straight As, is student-body president, and is in demand for every club and cause.

But Oscar has a secret. He knows that parents bring their teens to Candor to make them respectful, compliant–perfect–through subliminal Messages that carefully correct and control their behavior. And Oscar' s built a business sabotaging his father's scheme with Messages of his own, getting his clients out before they're turned. After all, who would ever suspect the perfect Oscar Banks?

Then he meets Nia, the girl he can't stand to see changed. Saving Nia means losing her forever. Keeping her in Candor, Oscar risks exposure . . . and more.

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"Debut novelist Bachorz delivers a dystopian novel that takes place in the present, giving the genre a fresh twist. In the town of Candor, conformity is law; negative emotions are banished; and residents are fed a steady diet of subliminal Messages — 'Respectful space in every place. Avoid physical contact' — that dull any impulse toward creativity, rebellion or even sexual desire. Oscar Banks, the son of Candor's founder, leads a double life. Secretly, he's the town's biggest rebel — he illegally shuttles kids to freedom before the Messages can take hold (for a price) — while on the surface he's 'the model Candor boy.... Proof that the Messages work.' But when Oscar falls for the new girl, Nia, he's forced to rethink his entire identity. Some of the premise is difficult to swallow, such as that within days, residents of Candor become so addicted to the Messages that even a few hours without them could mean death. But Bachorz needs this high-stakes bit to justify why kids can't simply run away. On the whole, it's a compelling story that quickly becomes a page-turner. Be prepared for a chilling ending. Ages 12 — up. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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In the town of Candor, Florida, everything is perfect--too perfect. Teens respect their elders and do as they're told because they are controlled by subliminal messages. But there's one holdout: Oscar, the son of the town's founder, who has mastered the art of combatting messages and getting kids out.

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In the model community of Candor, Florida, every teen wants to be like Oscar Banks. The son of the towns founder, Oscar earns straight As, is student-body president, and is in demand for every club and cause.

But Oscar has a secret. He knows that parents bring their teens to Candor to make them respectful, compliant–perfect–through subliminal Messages that carefully correct and control their behavior. And Oscars built a business sabotaging his fathers scheme with Messages of his own, getting his clients out before theyre turned. After all, who would ever suspect the perfect Oscar Banks?

Then he meets Nia, the girl he cant stand to see changed. Saving Nia means losing her forever. Keeping her in Candor, Oscar risks exposure . . . and more.

About the Author

Pam Bachorz's debut novel was inspired by the six years she lived in Celebration, Florida–a "model" small town–when she thought, What if . . . ? She now lives in the Washington DC area, with her husband and son. You can visit her online at www.pambachorz.com.

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kpg813, October 29, 2009 (view all comments by kpg813)
A great example of "be careful what you wish for". The people living in Candor have everything they want, including perfectly behaved children. Unfortunately the price that must be paid for that behavior is heartbreaking. I look forward to reading more by this author and hope that a sequel to Candor might be in the works.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781606840122
Author:
Bachorz, Pam
Publisher:
EgmontUSA
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Identity
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Identity (psychology)
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20090922
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.22x5.90x.91 in. .82 lbs.
Age Level:
from 12

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Debut novelist Bachorz delivers a dystopian novel that takes place in the present, giving the genre a fresh twist. In the town of Candor, conformity is law; negative emotions are banished; and residents are fed a steady diet of subliminal Messages — 'Respectful space in every place. Avoid physical contact' — that dull any impulse toward creativity, rebellion or even sexual desire. Oscar Banks, the son of Candor's founder, leads a double life. Secretly, he's the town's biggest rebel — he illegally shuttles kids to freedom before the Messages can take hold (for a price) — while on the surface he's 'the model Candor boy.... Proof that the Messages work.' But when Oscar falls for the new girl, Nia, he's forced to rethink his entire identity. Some of the premise is difficult to swallow, such as that within days, residents of Candor become so addicted to the Messages that even a few hours without them could mean death. But Bachorz needs this high-stakes bit to justify why kids can't simply run away. On the whole, it's a compelling story that quickly becomes a page-turner. Be prepared for a chilling ending. Ages 12 — up. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , In the town of Candor, Florida, everything is perfect--too perfect. Teens respect their elders and do as they're told because they are controlled by subliminal messages. But there's one holdout: Oscar, the son of the town's founder, who has mastered the art of combatting messages and getting kids out.
"Synopsis" by , In the model community of Candor, Florida, every teen wants to be like Oscar Banks. The son of the towns founder, Oscar earns straight As, is student-body president, and is in demand for every club and cause.

But Oscar has a secret. He knows that parents bring their teens to Candor to make them respectful, compliant–perfect–through subliminal Messages that carefully correct and control their behavior. And Oscars built a business sabotaging his fathers scheme with Messages of his own, getting his clients out before theyre turned. After all, who would ever suspect the perfect Oscar Banks?

Then he meets Nia, the girl he cant stand to see changed. Saving Nia means losing her forever. Keeping her in Candor, Oscar risks exposure . . . and more.

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