The Secret Under My Skin (Hardcover)

By Janet McNaughton

HarperTeen, 9780060089894, 272pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2005



In the year 2368, humanity struggles to recuperate from a technocaust that has left a generation of orphans in its wake. Strict government regulations convince people that technology is dangerous; confusion and fear rule the earth.

Blay Raytee is a government work-camp orphan. Her future seems as bleak as that of the world around her. But when she is chosen for a special mission by a guardian of the environment named Marrella, Blay begins to discover that all may not be as it seems. The secrets she uncovers could hold the key both to the healing of the world and to her own past. What she learns may just empower her to join those who struggle to restore democracy -- and to discover at last who she really is.

Master storyteller Janet McNaughton vividly imagines an all-too-believable future where one child's brave search for the truth could restore a broken world.

Praise For The Secret Under My Skin

“A suspenseful story featuring an itelligent, fierce heroine. The intense emotion will hold YA readers.”
-KLIATT (starred review)