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If there is one thing that seventeen-year-old Rain knows and knows well, it is survival. Caring for her little brother, Walker, who is "Touched," and losing the rest of her family to the same disease, Rain has long had to fend for herself on the bleak, dangerous streets of Earth City. When she looks to the stars, Rain sees escape and the only possible cure for Walker. And when a darkly handsome and mysterious captain named Johnny offers her passage to the Edge, Rain immediately boards his spaceship. Her only price: her "willingness."

The Void cloaks many secrets, and Rain quickly discovers that Johnny's ship serves as host for an underground slave trade for the Touched... and a prostitution ring for Johnny's girls. With hair as red as the bracelet that indicates her status on the ship, the feeling of being a marked target is not helpful in Rain's quest to escape. Even worse, Rain is unsure if she will be able to pay the costs of love, family, hope, and self-preservation.

With intergalactic twists and turns, Cori McCarthy's debut space thriller exists in an orbit of its own.

Review:

“Action Stations! Sound the Alarm. Rain White is on board and it’s going to be a bumpy cross-Void ride. McCarthy has written a non-stop, no-holds-barred action thriller. And in her protagonist, she has created a complex and fascinating creature: tough and tender, abrasive and misunderstood, fearless and fragile and, above all, steadfast.” Tim Wynne-Jones, author of Blink and Caution

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"[An] elegantly written and emotionally cathartic page-turner." Kirkus Reviews

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"McCarthy has written a non-stop, no-holds-barred action thriller." Tim Wynne-Jones, author of Blink and Caution

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"[With] surprising twists, candid romance, and beautiful language, McCarthy will catch readers before they fall." The Compulsive Reader blog

Synopsis:

In order to save her sick brother, a teenage girl boards a spaceship housing a prostitution ring and slave trade.

About the Author

Cori M. McCarthy has a BA in Creative Writing from Ohio University, a graduate certificate in screenwriting from UCLA, and an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of the Fine Arts. Born in Guam, (a military kid), she has lived in Ireland and traveled widely around the world, but now lives in Michigan with her husband and baby son.

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CherylC, May 25, 2013 (view all comments by CherylC)
Wow, pick this up when you have a good chunk of time, because you won't want to put it down until you're finished. This is YA science fiction as it should be - inventive, brutal, breathtaking, no-holds-barred, and ultimately full of hope for humanity. The characters are rich and complex and you'll think about them long after closing the cover. Don't miss this one!
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iria, May 21, 2013 (view all comments by iria)
Was lucky enough to read an advance copy. Gripping believable universe. Hard choices, hard consequences - Rain has a lot a grit. Couldn't put it down. Had to read it again & liked it more the second time! You don't need to be a young adult to enjoy this one!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780762448210
Author:
McCarthy, Cori
Publisher:
Running Press Kids
Subject:
Situations / Physical & Emotional Abuse
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20130531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
from 13

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Product details 352 pages Running Press Kids - English 9780762448210 Reviews:
"Review" by , “Action Stations! Sound the Alarm. Rain White is on board and it’s going to be a bumpy cross-Void ride. McCarthy has written a non-stop, no-holds-barred action thriller. And in her protagonist, she has created a complex and fascinating creature: tough and tender, abrasive and misunderstood, fearless and fragile and, above all, steadfast.”
"Review" by , "[An] elegantly written and emotionally cathartic page-turner."
"Review" by , "McCarthy has written a non-stop, no-holds-barred action thriller."
"Review" by , "[With] surprising twists, candid romance, and beautiful language, McCarthy will catch readers before they fall."
"Synopsis" by , In order to save her sick brother, a teenage girl boards a spaceship housing a prostitution ring and slave trade.
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