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Waiting on Wednesday-Article 5 by Kristen Simmons

July 19th, 2011 by Debbie's World of Books

Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly event, hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

My pick for the week is Article 5 by Kristen Simmons and it’s due out February 2012.

Summary from New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC have been abandoned.

The Bill of Rights has been revoked, and replaced with the Moral Statutes.

There are no more police — instead, there are soldiers. There are no more fines for bad behavior — instead, there are arrests, trials, and maybe worse. People who get arrested don’t usually come back.

17-year-old Ember Miller is old enough to remember that things weren’t always this way. Living with her rebellious single mother, it’s hard to forget that people weren’t always arrested for reading the wrong books or staying out after dark. That life in the United States used to be different.

In the three years since the war ended, Ember has perfected the art of keeping a low profile. She knows how to get the things she needs, like food stamps and hand-me-down clothes, and how to pass the random home inspections by the Federal Bureau of Reformation. Her life is as close to peaceful as circumstances allow. That is, until her mother is arrested for noncompliance with Article 5 of the Moral Statutes. And what’s worse, one of the arresting officers is none other than Chase Jennings…the only boy Ember has ever loved.

Posted in Books, Dystopia

4 Responses

  1. Ladybug

    Wonderfully choice, Debbie. I’m longing for this one to be released as well.

  2. Alyssa @ Teens REad and Write

    This one is new to me. Sounds awesome – thanks!

  3. mfay2 @ Anxirium

    I found out about this book from another WoW, but I still want to leave you a comment. I haven’t even heard of this book before. It sounds really cool.

    My WoW.

    Mary (mfay2) @ Anxirium

  4. Michelle

    I’m eager for this one as well!

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