Wither (Paperback)

By Lauren DeStefano

Harper Voyager, 9780007425471

Publication Date: August 1, 2011

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (5/26/2011)
Paperback (12/6/2011)
Hardcover (3/22/2011)
Paperback (2/1/2012)
Prebound (12/6/2011)

List Price: 22.50*
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Spring 2011 Kids' Next List

“This dark, dystopian fantasy is the stunning beginning to what promises to be an exciting trilogy. In a world where women die at age 20 and men at age 25, 16-year-old Rhine is among thousands of girls who are kidnapped and sold to wealthy young husbands. Rhine finds herself one of three mistresses on a huge, decadent estate, but her only wish is to escape back to the poverty in which she lived with her twin brother. I'm already pumped for the next book!”
— Daryl Ellerbe, Greenlight Bookstore, Brooklyn, NY
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Description

At age 16, Rhine Ellery has four years to live. Thanks to a botched effort to create a perfect race, all females live to age 20 and males live to age 21. On the cusp of her 17th birthday, Rhine attempts to flee, but what she finds is a society spiraling out of control.