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· Knopf Books for Young Readers
· Trade Paperback · Ages 12 and up
· December 8, 2009 · $8.99 · 978-0-440-42128-3 (0-440-42128-4)

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

Charity Meyers has only 12 hours to live.

By 2035 the rich have gotten richer, the poor have gotten poorer, and kidnapping has become a major growth industry in the United States. The children of privilege live in secure, gated communities and are escorted to and from school by armed guards.

But the security around Charity Meyers has broken down. On New Year’s morning she wakes and finds herself alone, strapped to a stretcher, in an ambulance that’s not moving. If this were a normal kidnapping, Charity would be fine. But as the hours of her imprisonment tick by, Charity realizes there is nothing normal about what’s going on. No training could prepare her for what her kidnappers really want . . . and worse, for who they turn out to be.

AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY

Edward Bloor is the author of several acclaimed novels, including London Calling, a Book Sense 76 Top Ten Selection, and Tangerine, which was an ALA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults, a Horn Book Fanfare Selection, and a Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book. He lives in Winter Garden, Florida.

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