Written by Karen Cove. Paperback.
Living under the disappointment of failed expectations from her father, and a mother hiding a terrible secret, Naddie Mae Baines’ seemingly perfect life in 2096 was shattered after being unexpectedly returned to Industra. Abandoned and alone, she is forced to live in a strange and cruel world of misfit children. Naddie fights through loneliness, rage, and sorrow, and embarks on a perilous journey toward freedom. Along with a handful of other returned children fearing elimination, she risks everything to escape the chains of Industra’s mega-supply matrix and find a life of meaning and purpose.