While We Run
While We Run
By Karen Healey
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780316233828, 336pp.
Publication Date: May 27, 2014
Abdi Taalib thought he was moving to Australia for a music scholarship. But after meeting the beautiful and brazen Tegan Oglietti, his world was turned upside down. Tegan's no ordinary girl - she died in 2027, only to be frozen and brought back to life in Abdi's time, 100 years later.
Now, all they want is for things to return to normal (or as normal as they can be), but the government has other ideas. Especially since the two just spilled the secrets behind Australia's cryonics project to the world. On the run, Abdi and Tegan have no idea who they can trust - and, when they uncover startling new details about the program, they realize that thousands of lives may be in their hands.
Karen Healey offers a suspenseful, page-turning companion to "When We Wake" that will keep readers on the edge of their seats and make them call into question their own ideas about morality -- and mortality, too.
Praise for While We Run:
"Compelling and gripping...it's the social justice consciousness she brings to these elements that make this title stand above most others. Her cast of characters is diverse but not tokenizing or whitewashed...the series is an excellent read for high school students."—School Library Journal
Praise for When We Wake:
* "Science fiction done right."—Kirkus, starred review
"A stirring and century-spanning adventure story that vividly shows how the future is created by our mistakes, our triumphs, and our love."—Scott Westerfeld (Leviathan and Uglies)
"A gripping human story set against the backdrop of a chillingly plausible future."—Sean Williams (#1 New York Times bestselling author)