By Patricia C McKissack and Fredrick L McKissack and John M McKissack
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780439929851 Hardcover 144 Pages | 5.67" x 8.55" | Ages 9 to 12
How will Houston ever survive? One way is to tell his story, to hold nothing back—except when his life is on the line. That's when some secrets must be kept. That's when telling it all is dangerous. In this second Clone Codes novel, Houston must fight to overcome the rules of his strange universe, where the government uses laws to torment its citizens, especially cyborgs. The truth about Houston—his ultimate confession—could cost him his life and change the course of history forever. Drawing on parallels to terrorism, caste system oppression, slavery, and war, this powerful trilogy continues to present readers with troubling and complex moral questions.
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Praise for The Clone Codes
"Tight and fast-paced, yet makes room for historical parallels that are vivid without being preachy." —Publishers Weekly
"Useful for classroom discussions." —Booklist
"This is fast-paced adventure with a provocative exploration of civil rights and identity." —Kirkus Reviews