An unforgettable tale brimming with suspense - The Girl Who Dared to Think will thrill fans of The Gender Game, Divergent and The Hunger Games...
How do you fight an enemy when they're inside your mind?
A gargantuan glass-walled tower looms over a deadly wilderness. They say it's all that's left.
The Tower's survival is humanity's survival, and each must serve it faithfully...
Twenty-year-old Liana Castell must be careful what she thinks. Her life is defined by the number on her wristband - a rating out of ten awarded based on her usefulness and loyalty to the Tower, and monitored by a device in her skull. A device that reports forbidden thoughts.
Liana is currently a four, the lowest possible acceptable score, and despite her parents' perfect scores of ten, she struggles to increase it. Rebellious ideas come all too easily, and resentfulness seems part of her being. She is an overseer-in-training, but her future will be dark if she cannot raise her worth...
Threes require drug treatment.
Twos are isolated.
When Liana's worst nightmare comes to pass and she drops to a three, desperation spurs her down a path few dare to tread. A chance encounter with a cocky young man whose shockingly dissident attitude toward the Tower couldn't possibly have earned him the perfect "ten" on his wrist, sets her on a trail to save herself - even at the risk of dropping lower.
Stalking the young man seemed like a simple enough task, but after events take an unexpected twist, Liana finds herself taking a treacherous dive into the darkest depths of the Tower - and the decades' old secrets buried within.
In a society where free thinking can make you a criminal, one girl dares to try...
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What Early Readers Are Saying:
"a very emotional, fast paced read that hooks you in the first few pages and doesn't let go!" ★★★★★
"Captivating and thought provoking." ★★★★★
"Just what the teenager needed. Pull her from the computer, even for a couple hours a day. Now she's wanting book two." ★★★★★
"great characters, believable story and gets you thinking about what is important in life. Good for teens to adult". ★★★★★
"Vivid and gripping!" ★★★★★
“Roller-coaster ride doesn’t do this series justice!… I’m a fast reader and still couldn’t turn the pages fast enough.” ★★★★★
"A must for anyone who liked The Hunger Games!" ★★★★★
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