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Anomalies

In a dystopian future, 15-year-old Keeva Tee travels to Monarch Camp, where she’ll be “imprinted” with her new life partner. Keeva lives in a world where disease, war, and conflict have been eradicated and replaced with a body called the Global Governance. To fit in is to prosper in this society—which is why Keeva is devastated when she arrives at the camp and finds out that she is an anomaly, one of the citizens who cannot be imprinted. Now, Keeva must seek answers: what makes her different, and why? To help her, she only has a few mysterious clues, including a message carved beneath her bed. Is conformity the only way, or even the right way? Can Keeva carve out an identity for herself separate from her role as a member of the Global Governance?

Anomalies is a book that asks tough questions about a future where peace comes at the cost of liberty, and security at the cost of individuality. In this smart, fast-paced work, Turner and Freedman view a dystopian regime through the eyes of a narrator who won’t accept the destiny handed to her, and who will fight to be heard, no matter what the risks.

Perfect for readers who are seeking high-stakes science fiction, where tough issues are wrapped inside a powerful story.

Reviewed by Stephanie Bucklin

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