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The Resource The Unwanteds

The Unwanteds

Label
The Unwanteds
Title
The Unwanteds
Statement of responsibility
by Lisa McMann
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A riveting middlegrade dystopian novel from New York Times bestselling Wake author Lisa McMann that Kirkus Reviews calls "The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter."Every year in Quill, thirteen-year-olds are sorted into categories: the strong, intelligent Wanteds go to university, and the artistic Unwanteds are sent to their deaths. Thirteen-year-old Alex tries his hardest to be stoic when his fate is announced as Unwanted, even while leaving behind his twin, Aaron, a Wanted. Upon arrival at the destination where he expected to be eliminated, however, Alex discovers a stunning secret—behind the mirage of the "death farm" there is instead a place called Artime. In Artime, each child is taught to cultivate their creative abilities and learn how to use them magically, weaving spells through paintbrushes and musical instruments. Everything Alex has ever known changes before his eyes, and it's a wondrous transformation. But it's a rare, unique occurence for twins to be separated between Wanted and Unwanted, and as Alex and Aaron's bond stretches across their separation, a threat arises for the survival of Artime that will pit brother against brother in an ultimate, magical battle
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Summary
In a society that purges thirteen-year-olds who are creative, identical twins Aaron and Alex are separated, one to attend University while the other, supposedly Eliminated, finds himself in a wondrous place where youths hone their abilities and learn magic
Theme
Storyline
Award
  • California Young Reader Medal, Intermediate, 2014.
  • Mark Twain Award (Missouri), 2014.
  • Nutmeg Children's Book Award, Intermediate category, 2015.
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10005069
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BT
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McMann, Lisa
Index
no index present
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880
Literary form
fiction
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  • 4
  • 7
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Series statement
The Unwanteds
Series volume
0001
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  • Fantasy
  • Juvenile Fiction
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The Unwanteds
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:f87d0184-1a8a-46d3-b0c0-d30fb3a33937
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781442407701
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Unwanteds
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:f87d0184-1a8a-46d3-b0c0-d30fb3a33937
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781442407701
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Independence Public LibraryBorrow it
      175 Monmouth Street, Independence, OR, 97351, US
      44.851488 -123.185756
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