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By Lauren McLaughlin

Ember, Paperback, 9780375867910, 240pp.

Publication Date: October 23, 2012


Set in the future when teenagers are monitored via camera and their recorded actions and confessions plugged into a computer program that determines their ability to succeed. All kids given a "score" that determines their future potential. This score can get kids into colleges, grant scholarships, or destroy all hope for the above. Scored's reluctant heroine is Imani, a girl whose high score is brought down when her best friend's score plummets. Where do you draw the line between doing what feels morally right and what can mean your future? Friendship, romance, loyalty, family, human connection and human value: all are questioned in this fresh and compelling dystopian novel set in the scarily forseeable future.

About the Author
Lauren McLaughlin spent 10 years in the film industry, writing and producing films. She abandoned her screen ambitions to write fiction and is currently at work on the sequel to "Cycler. "Lauren's Web site and blog are available at She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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