Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545945219 Hardcover
416 Pages | 5.93" x 8.56" | Ages 12 & Up
In a society that loses its collective memory, one girl remembers everything. Acclaimed author Sharon Cameron takes readers by storm with her brilliant foray into science fiction.
Seventeen-year-old Nadia lives in Canaan, a quiet city in an idyllic world, hemmed in by high walls that are constructed of a material no one in her town recognizes. Every twelve years, the people of Canaan undergo a collective Forgetting, in the days before which the town devolves into a chaos of bloody violence, and after which the people are left without any trace of memory of themselves, their families, their lives. Nadia has never forgotten, however.
As the next Forgetting approaches, Nadia is determined to find out what causes it and whether there is any way to stop it. With the help of Gray, the handsome glassblower’s son, she discovers that there is a devious plot afoot... one that keeps the people of Canaan permanently subdued. Will Nadia be able to solve the mystery before the people forget the truth? And before Gray forgets her?
A remarkable story of memory and loss, love and indomitable courage.
Raves & reviews:
Praise for The Forgetting
*"This excellent work belongs in every collection." —School Library Journal, Starred Review
Praise for Rook
"The suspense kicks right off in this action-packed tale, quickly wrapping readers up in the drama." —Romantic Times
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"...the many twists, turns, betrayals, and lucky breaks [that] will keep readers breathless until the very end." —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
Praise for The Dark Unwinding
"Utterly original, romantic, and spellbindingly imaginative." —USA Today
"Haunting thrills unfurl..." —Entertainment Weekly
"Gripping twists, rich language, and an evocative landscape." —Publishers Weekly
"[A] singularly polished piece." —The Horn Book
Praise for A Spark Unseen
"Gripping... [an] absorbing, intelligent adventure." —Kirkus Reviews