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The Unwanteds

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The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann

Did you enjoy The Hunger Games? What about Harry Potter? Imagine a mash-up of the two. This book is a dystopian/magical mash-up set in Quill, where every thirteen year old receives one of three fates: to be Wanted, Necessary, or Unwanted. The Unwanteds are taken to the death farm to be eliminated while the others keep the farms running or receive schooling and training to prepare them for leadership in the Quillary. But when Alex learns he is an Unwanted and is taken to be eliminated, he discovers a wonderful secret: the death farm is actually a gateway to the magical, utopian world of Artimé where creativity is valued instead of despised and being “eliminated” seems more like a blessing than a curse.

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Author: Tammy Fry

I am the mother of four great kids, the Coordinator of OBOB at Springville K-8, an enthusiastic school volunteer, a former full-time teacher and an avid reader!

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