The One Safe Place

The One Safe Place

A Novel

eBook - 2014
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In a near future world of heat, greed, and hunger, Devin earns a coveted spot in a home for abandoned children that promises unlimited food and toys and the hope of finding a new family, but Devin discovers the home's horrific true mission when he investigates its intimidating Administrator and the zombie-like sickness that afflicts some children
Publisher: [S.l.] : Algonquin Books, 2014
ISBN: 9781616204044
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: 3M Cloud Library

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Chapel_Hill_MarthaW Dec 06, 2018

This is one that had been on my to-read list for quite a while, and it's absolutely worth a read, even though it's a few years old at this point. It's set in a very creepy futuristic world, and the feeling of creeping menace that slowly overtakes the book is incredibly well-done, without being too much for its intended audience. Hand this to kids who love The Giver, and who are into dystopias but perhaps not ready for the wide array of teen books in this genre.

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Siyuan Huang
Jun 27, 2016

Mysterious

A really creepy thriller that starts slow and builds into something amazing and terrifying. This book is great for a wide range of ages. Don't miss it!

snicholson76 Jun 04, 2014

This well-written, original story is suspenseful and terrifyingly believable. Highly recommended!

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Jun 28, 2014

violet_flamingo_86 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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Siyuan Huang
Jun 27, 2016

Devin doesn't remember life before the world got hot; he has grown up farming the scorched earth with his grandfather in their remote valley.

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Siyuan Huang
Jun 27, 2016

'"Fact is," she said, "we're on our own."'

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