Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
Age Group: YA
My Copy: ARC
Format: Hardcover, 496 pages
Release Date: December 18, 2012—out now
Review by: Alicia
Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones.
When the truth comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. Now she’s on the run, desperate to find the one safe haven left for kids like her—East River. She joins a group of kids who escaped their own camp. Liam, their brave leader, is falling hard for Ruby. But no matter how much she aches for him, Ruby can’t risk getting close. Not after what happened to her parents.
When they arrive at East River, nothing is as it seems, least of all its mysterious leader. But there are other forces at work, people who will stop at nothing to use Ruby in their fight against the government. Ruby will be faced with a terrible choice, one that may mean giving up her only chance at a life worth living.
Another part I loved was the music in the book**. Like Ruby, I grew up listening to classic rock because of my dad. I can still remember sitting in the car with my dad while the music blared out of the speakers. Actually, my dad still only listens to it in the car, so I do too when I’m with him.
*I read it a month ago, and I STILL find myself thinking about it ALL THE TIME!
**Speaking of, there are TWO awesome playlists for the book on the website, here’s a link to them.
***I tried to keep that as spoiler-free as possible—did it work?