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The Declaration : Declaration Series, Book 1
The Declaration : Declaration Series, Book 1
Malley, Gemma2010
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Anna Covey is a 'Surplus'. She should not have been born. In a society in which ageing is no longer feared, and death is no longer an inevitability, children are an abomination. Like all Surpluses, Anna is living in a Surplus Hall and learning how to make amends for the selfish act her parents committed in having her. She is quietly accepting of her fate until, one day, a new inmate arrives. Anna's life is thrown into chaos. But is she brave enough to believe this mysterious boy?A tense and utterly compelling story about a society behind a wall, and the way in which two young people seize the chance to break free. Powerful futuristic drama about a world in which human life has a transformed value, and ageing has long since lost its finality.Charismatic characters, action-driven plot and sublime writing combine to make this an unputdownable novel for teens. Gemma Malley studied Philosophy at Reading University before working as a journalist. She edited several business magazines and contributed regularly to Company Magazine and the Sunday Telegraph before moving into the civil service in a senior communications role at Ofsted. The Declaration is her first novel for a teenage audience and she is already working on the sequel.She lives in South London with her husband and baby son.
[Place of publication not identified] : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2010
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Reading grade level: 4-6
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