By Patrick Cave
(Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9781416915737, 416pp.)
Publication Date: July 20, 2010
Cloning has become a way to ensure power for a select group of people, known as the Great Families. But with such an imbalanced society, unrest is inevitable. When Adeline, a flawed clone on a quest for truth, discovers a set of diaries from one of her forebearers, she realizes that she could be the savior the people have been waiting for….But will she have the courage and ingenuity to outwit the forces ranked against her?
From the mysterious murder in the prologue to its terrifying conclusion, The Selected is an accessible tale packed with action and atmosphere that readers will find irresistible.
Patrick Cave was born in Bath, England, and currently lives in the countryside with his family in France.