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The One Safe Place

Unsworth, Tania (Book - 2014)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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In this near-future dystopia with echoes of The Giver and Among the Hidden, Tania Unsworth has created an unsettling page-turner—fast-paced, smooth, filled with dread—that’s wholly satisfying and startlingly original.

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. When his grandfather dies, Devin heads for the city. Once there, among the stark glass buildings, he finds scores of children, just like him, living alone on the streets. They tell him rumors of a place for abandoned children, with unlimited food and toys and the hope of finding a new family. But only the luckiest get there.

An act of kindness earns Devin an invitation to the home, but it’s soon clear that it’s no paradise. As Devin investigates the intimidating administrator and the zombie-like sickness that afflicts some children, he discovers the home’s horrific true mission. The only real hope is escape, but the place is as secure as a fortress.

Fans of dystopian fiction and spine-chilling adventure will devour The One Safe Place; its haunting themes will resonate long after readers have turned the final page.



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In a near future world dominated by 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 of its children.

Baker
& Taylor

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.

Authors: Unsworth, Tania
Title: The one safe place
Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina :, Algonquin Young Readers,, 2014
Edition: First edition
Contents: 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
Alternate Title: 1 safe place
ISBN: 1616203293
9781616203290
Branch Call Number: J FICTION UNSWO...T
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Jun 04, 2014
  • snicholson76 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

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Jun 28, 2014
  • violet_flamingo_86 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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