The Silenced

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The Silenced

By James DeVita

HarperTeen, Hardcover, 9780060784621, 512pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2007

Description

In a world filled with sanctions and restrictions, Marena struggles to remember the past: a time before the Zero Tolerance Party murdered her mother and put her father under house arrest. A time before they installed listening devices in every home and forbade citizens to read or write. A time when she was free. In the spirit of her revolutionary mother, Marena forms her own resistance group—the White Rose.

This is a chilling dystopian novel that leads readers to question the very essence of their identities. Who do you think you are?



About the Author

James DeVita, a native of Long Island, NY, is an author and playwright. Along with his two novels, The Silenced and Blue, he has also written more than sixteen plays and adaptations of classics for young audiences. He is the resident playwright for First Stage Theater for Youth. His plays have been awarded the Distinguished Play Award by the American Alliance of Theater and Education; the Intellectual Freedom Award by the Council of Teachers of English/Language Arts; and he is a recipient of a Literature Fellowship for Fiction by the National Endowment for the Arts. James lives in Spring Green, Wisconsin with his wife and two children.