Prized

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Publisher Description

In Caragh M. O'Brien's Prized, the thrilling follow-up to Birthmarked, sixteen-year-old midwife Gaia Stone has fled from the Enclave and now must fight for her baby sister's survival in the matriarchal society of Sylum.

Striking out into the wasteland with nothing but her baby sister, a handful of supplies, and a rumor to guide her, sixteen-year-old midwife Gaia Stone survives only to be captured by the people of Sylum, a dystopian society where women rule the men who drastically outnumber them, and a kiss is a crime. In order to see her sister again, Gaia must submit to their strict social code, but how can she deny her sense of justice, her curiosity, and everything in her heart that makes her whole?

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2011
November 8
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
368
Pages
PUBLISHER
Roaring Brook Press
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
1.5
MB
AUDIENCE
Grades 7-13

Customer Reviews

maci1973 ,

Great sequel in an enjoyable series

I really enjoyed the first book in the series, Birthmarked, enough so that I wanted to keep reading. The characters are well crafted and the tension is drawn deftly not only in the first book, but in this one as well. I find that sometimes sequels lack the punch of the first story, but O'Brien did a wonderful job at crafting a companion story that is part of a series but can also stand on its own merits.

Gaia arrives at a settlement, Sylum, after escaping the Enclave with her baby sister. Here, women rule the society even though the are out numbered by men. Though she finds the peaceful society a welcome respite from all she's been through, the under current of inequality and tyranny don't sit we'll with her. When she is faced with losing loved ones, Gaia has to take a stand which could cost her everything.

While the topics of this book are controversial (abortion), this book provides the perfect platform to think about and talk about what one believes. She isn't overtly preachy regarding the topics but dives into them in a unique way that fits with the story.

LunaTehNox ,

Clearing things up

One of the other reviews says that this book deals with abortion. It does not. An abortion happens, but it is not what is book is about. This is an incredible book.

spinJess ,

A must read

I read one of the reviews about this book saying it was "basically about abortion." That's incorrect. It's about a very strong female character who challenges the odds that unfold in her life. She happens to be a mid-wife, but does not perform abortions. She helps bring life into the world.

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