All Good Children

Category: Book
By (author): Austen, Catherine
Subject:  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Art
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Dystopian
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / General
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Politics & Government
Audience: young adult
Awards: YALSA Best Fiction for YA (2013) Short-listed
Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Books of the Year (2012) Commended
Sunburst Award winner (2012) Winner
White Pine Award nominee (2013) Short-listed
YALSA Teens' Top Ten nominee (2012) Short-listed
CCBC Best Books starred selection (2012) Commended
CLA Young Adult Book Award winner (2012) Winner
Stellar Award nominee (2013) Short-listed
Resource Links "The Year's Best" (2011) Commended
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Published: September 2016
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 8.25in x 5.50in
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From The Publisher*This best-selling book is now available in paperback.
   It's the middle of the twenty-first century and the elite children of New Middletown are lined up to receive a treatment that turns them into obedient, well-mannered citizens. Maxwell Connors, a fifteen-year-old prankster, misfit and graffiti artist, observes the changes with growing concern, especially when his younger sister, Ally, is targeted. Max and his best friend, Dallas, escape the treatment, but must pretend to be "zombies" while they watch their freedoms and hopes decay. When Max's family decides to take Dallas with them into the unknown world beyond New Middletown's borders, Max's creativity becomes an unexpected bonus rather than a liability.
From The Publisher*In this work of young adult fiction set in the not-too-distant future, Max tries to maintain his identity in a world where the only way to survive is to conform.
From The Publisher*Creativity is a crime Max commits every day.
From The Publisher*It's the middle of the twenty-first century and the elite children of New Middletown are lined up to receive a treatment that turns them into obedient, well-mannered citizens. Maxwell Connors, a fifteen-year-old prankster, misfit and graffiti artist, observes the changes with growing concern, especially when his younger sister, Ally, is targeted. Max and his best friend, Dallas, escape the treatment, but must pretend to be "zombies" while they watch their freedoms and hopes decay. When Max's family decides to take Dallas with them into the unknown world beyond New Middletown's borders, Max's creativity becomes an unexpected bonus rather than a liability.
Review Quote*"Austen uses Max as a prism in this novel of ideas...A shaded morality tale about individuality."
Review Quote*"An entertaining and creepy story...Austen keeps the story moving with a well-rounded supporting cast...and she adds enough detail to her world to make the plot believable...The social commentary and character development make it a worthwhile journey."
Review Quote*"Imaginative and affecting...A smart, polished novel, peopled with realistic characters in a well-developed, futuristic world...The books builds on cultural familiarity, resulting in an emotionally engaging work."
Review Quote*"[If] you're looking for a great read for yourself or a teenager you know, Catherine Austen's novel All Good Children is an excellent choice...Austen provides many nuanced details of life in the near future, from facts on transportation and garbage disposal to the devastating effects of global warming. Strong characterization as well as a thrilling and horrifyingly plausible plot all combine to make All Good Children a wonderful read."
Review Quote*"In its use of race, gender, social class and technology, All Good Children can stand with the best of the [dystopian] genre."
Review Quote*"I love this book! It's important and riveting. And somehow, miraculously, it manages to be deeply scary and funny at the same time."