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Alenna Shawcross hasn’t seen her parents since they were dragged out of her house by government soldiers of the UNA, a new nation formed from the remnants of Canada, the USA, and Mexico. And now, as a sixteen-year-old orphan, she has failed a government personality test designed to diagnose subversive tendencies.
As punishment, Alenna is banished to the wheel, a mysterious island where all the kids who fail get sent. A place where the conditions are brutal, and a civil war rages between two very different tribes of teenagers.
So when Alenna meets Liam, a charismatic warrior who is planning to escape, she must find the strength to make a difficult decision: to either accept her new life on the wheel, or to embark on a journey that will uncover shocking secrets about the UNA—and her own identity as well.

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The Forsaken
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Stasse, Lisa M.
The forsaken / Lisa M. Stasse.
p. cm.
Summary: After the formation of the United Northern Alliance—a merger of Canada, the United States, and Mexico into one nation—sixteen-year-old Alenna is sent to a desolate prison island for teenagers believed to be predisposed to violence.
ISBN 978-1-4424-3265-9
[1. Government, Resistance to—Fiction. 2. Fascism—Fiction. 3. Prisons—Fiction.
4. Survival—Fiction. 5. Science fiction.] I. Title.
PZ7.S7987Fo 2012
[E]—dc23          
2011027270
ISBN 978-1-4424-3267-3 (eBook)

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