Sunday, May 13, 2012

birthmarked by caragh m o'brien

Sixteen-year-old Gaia Stone is following in her mother's footsteps: training as a midwife and providing the Enclave (a walled community unlike her own, with running water, electricity, and resources) with three infants each month, when her parents are kidnapped for harboring secrets and her world is turned upside down. Gaia decides to smuggle herself into the Enclave to save her family and finds out the ugly truth swimming just underneath the Enclave's pristine surface. An action-packed adventure with a strong, impulsive, and spirited heroine that fans of fantasy will fall in love with. Don't miss the sequel, Prized, and look for the final installment, Promised, in October. Check out Ms. O'Brien's wonderful wiki for teachers, , full of ancillary materials, here. Give it to fans of The Giver and Graceling. Grade 7+