Synopses & Reviews
In the future, the color of your skin lets everyone know who you are. The privileged become Green, walking GMOs with plant chloroplasts in their cells who no longer need to eat. Life is good. People are happy. Well, ...some people. Not everyone gets to “go Green.”
Calyssa Brentwood, a high school senior just finishing her cellular enhancement, is on her way to the upper ranks of society. Until she finds herself far from the safety of Sci-City, ...on a farm, ...in the middle of a rebel insurgency.
Realizing nothing is as simple as it seems, Lyssa discovers each choice brings new consequences ...ones that may turn deadly for those she cares about.
"In a world that seems like it can't get any more divided, Going Green confronts the idea of 'otherness' at a time when we need it most. Brilliant work!" Seth Maxwell, Founder & CEO of The Thirst Project
"Going Green is a confident, richly conceived and immensely readable debut where unlikely hope grows like grass punching through the cracks of an oppressive system. ...Ransom is a welcome new voice, one that rings true and clear with impressive scope and unexpected emotion."
Dale E. Basye, author of the Circles of Heck series
"Ransom's appealing futuristic parable dives deep into issues of class privilege, inequality, and genetic modification. Sounds heavy, but she lightens the mood with clever tech and a sweet, star-crossed teen romance." Karen Eisenbrey, author of The Gospel According to St. Rage
About the Author
Heather S. Ransom lives in Grants Pass, Oregon and is an active member of Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and the Willamette Writers Organization, as well as the National Association of Science Teachers. You can also find more information and reviews on her Goodreads author page.