The Forsaken: The Forsaken Trilogy

The Forsaken: The Forsaken Trilogy

By Lisa M. Stasse

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Interest Level Reading Level Reading A-Z ATOS Word Count
Grades 6 - 8 Grade 5 n/a 4.5 104400
A thought-provoking and exciting start to a riveting new dystopian trilogy.

As an obedient orphan of the U.N.A. (the super-country that was once Mexico, the U.S., and Canada), Alenna learned at an early age to blend in and be quiet—having your parents taken by the police will do that to a girl. But Alenna can’t help but stand out when she fails a test that all sixteen-year-olds have to take: The test says she has a high capacity for brutal violence, and so she is sent to The Wheel, an island where all would-be criminals end up.
     The life expectancy of prisoners on The Wheel is just two years, but with dirty, violent, and chaotic conditions, the time seems a lot longer as Alenna is forced to deal with civil wars for land ownership and machines that snatch kids out of their makeshift homes. Desperate, she and the other prisoners concoct a potentially fatal plan to flee the island. Survival may seem impossible, but Alenna is determined to achieve it anyway.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
ISBN-13: 9781442432666
ISBN-10: 1442432667
Published on 6/4/2013
Binding: Paperback
Number of pages: 400

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Not the best. It was unrealistic how quick Alenna got over Liam and her taken friends, and how fast they fell in love. Still, this was an enjoyable story, and a nice idea, just not the best take.