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From the andlt;Iandgt;New York Times andlt;/Iandgt;bestselling author of The Chemical Garden trilogy: On the floating city of Internment, you can be anything you dream. Unless you approach the edge. andlt;I andgt;Childrenand#8217;s Literature andlt;/Iandgt;says and#8220;shades of Aldous Huxleyand#8217;s andlt;Iandgt;Brave New Worldandlt;/Iandgt; and George Orwelland#8217;s andlt;Iandgt;1984andlt;/Iandgt; inspire DeStefanoand#8217;s sci-fi/murder mystery page-turner.and#8221;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Morgan Stockhour knows getting too close to the edge of Internment, the floating city and her home, can lead to madness. Even though her older brother, Lex, was a Jumper, Morgan vows never to end up like him. Thereand#8217;s too much for her on Internment: her parents, best friend Pen, and her betrothed, Basil. Her life is ordinary and safe, even if she sometimes does wonder about the ground and why itand#8217;s forbidden.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Then a murder, the first in a generation, rocks the city. With whispers swirling and fear on the wind, Morgan can no longer stop herself from investigating, especially once she meets Judas. Betrothed to the victim, Judas is being blamed for the murder, but Morgan is convinced of his innocence. Secrets lay at the heart of Internment, but nothing can prepare Morgan for what she will findand#8212;or whom she will lose.

Review:

"Totalitarianism is boring. The challenge for authors of totalitarian dystopias is to write about the boredom in interesting ways — a challenge that DeStefano (the Chemical Garden Trilogy) doesn't quite surmount in this first book in the Internment Chronicles. Morgan Stockhour is a good tenth-year student who loves her state-mandated betrothed, Basil, and thinks her floating island country, Internment, is beautiful. True, Internment's history is based on the ground god's rejection and banishment of its people, but the god of the sky looks after them, as does portly King Furlow and kindly patrolmen like Morgan's father. Morgan's world is studded with allegory and symbol: her brother, Lex, looked over the edge of their world and was struck blind; an accused murderer is named Judas; the trains always run on time. It's difficult not to pity Morgan — she's a government-molded drone trapped in a familiar dystopian structure, despite the novelty of the setting. Still, love creeps in, and nascent rebellion finally stirs when Morgan realizes that not even the most benevolent despot can keep her world secure and stable. Ages 12 — up. Agent: Barbara Poelle, Irene Goodman Literary Agency." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Chemical Garden trilogy: On the floating city of Internment, you can be anything you dream. Unless you approach the edge.

Morgan Stockhour knows getting too close to the edge of Internment, the floating city in the clouds where she lives, can lead to madness. Even though her older brother, Lex, was a Jumper, Morgan vows never to end up like him. If she ever wonders about the ground, and why it is forbidden, she takes solace in her best friend, Pen, and in Basil, the boy she’s engaged to marry.

Then a murder, the first in a generation, rocks the city. With whispers swirling and fear on the wind, Morgan can no longer stop herself from investigating, especially once she meets Judas. Betrothed to the victim, he is the boy being blamed for the murder, but Morgan is convinced of his innocence. Secrets lay at the heart of Internment, but nothing can prepare Morgan for what she will find—or whom she will lose.

About the Author

Lauren DeStefanoandlt;bandgt; andlt;/bandgt;is the author of The Internment Chronicles and the andlt;iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/iandgt; bestselling Chemical Garden trilogy, which includes andlt;iandgt;Witherandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Feverandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;iandgt;Severandlt;/iandgt;. She earned her BA in English with a concentration in creative writing from Albertus Magnus College in Connecticut. Visit her at LaurenDeStefano.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781442480612
Author:
Destefano, Lauren
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Author:
DeStefano, Lauren
Author:
White, Teagan
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Internment Chronicles, The
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20131031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c jkt (spfx: 5th color red, emboss, fo
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
from 12

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Totalitarianism is boring. The challenge for authors of totalitarian dystopias is to write about the boredom in interesting ways — a challenge that DeStefano (the Chemical Garden Trilogy) doesn't quite surmount in this first book in the Internment Chronicles. Morgan Stockhour is a good tenth-year student who loves her state-mandated betrothed, Basil, and thinks her floating island country, Internment, is beautiful. True, Internment's history is based on the ground god's rejection and banishment of its people, but the god of the sky looks after them, as does portly King Furlow and kindly patrolmen like Morgan's father. Morgan's world is studded with allegory and symbol: her brother, Lex, looked over the edge of their world and was struck blind; an accused murderer is named Judas; the trains always run on time. It's difficult not to pity Morgan — she's a government-molded drone trapped in a familiar dystopian structure, despite the novelty of the setting. Still, love creeps in, and nascent rebellion finally stirs when Morgan realizes that not even the most benevolent despot can keep her world secure and stable. Ages 12 — up. Agent: Barbara Poelle, Irene Goodman Literary Agency." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , From the New York Times bestselling author of The Chemical Garden trilogy: On the floating city of Internment, you can be anything you dream. Unless you approach the edge.

Morgan Stockhour knows getting too close to the edge of Internment, the floating city in the clouds where she lives, can lead to madness. Even though her older brother, Lex, was a Jumper, Morgan vows never to end up like him. If she ever wonders about the ground, and why it is forbidden, she takes solace in her best friend, Pen, and in Basil, the boy she’s engaged to marry.

Then a murder, the first in a generation, rocks the city. With whispers swirling and fear on the wind, Morgan can no longer stop herself from investigating, especially once she meets Judas. Betrothed to the victim, he is the boy being blamed for the murder, but Morgan is convinced of his innocence. Secrets lay at the heart of Internment, but nothing can prepare Morgan for what she will find—or whom she will lose.

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