Article 5

By SIMMONS, Kristen

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978-0-7653-2958-5 978-1-4299-8773-8
Publisher
Tor


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on May 1, 2012  |  Grades 5-up

Gr 9 Up—Ember tries her best to stay under the radar and not be noticed. The U.S. has changed since the war and the bombings. It is no longer a country of freedom and tolerance; instead, sexism is disguised as morality. From life choices to clothing, men and women must adhere to strict gender roles. Ember's mother is arrested under Article 5, a law criminalizing the birth of a child out of wedlock. It does not matter that Ember was born long before the war. While her mother is in jail, the teen is sent to a reform school to make sure ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2012

Used to decreasing freedom, multiplying laws, and harsh penalties, seventeen-year-old Ember knows how to keep a low profil...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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