The Pledge (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Nov 15, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 336 pages
68 Reviews
A “gripping dystopian fantasy” (Kirkus Reviews) that brims with romance and suspense, from the author of The Body Finder.

In the violent country of Ludania, the language you speak determines your class, and there are harsh punishments if you forget your place—looking a member of a higher class in the eye can result in immediate execution. Seventeen-year-old Charlaina (Charlie for short) can understand all languages, a dangerous ability she’s been hiding her whole life. The only reprieve from oppression is within the drug-filled underground club scene. There, she meets a beautiful and mysterious boy who speaks a language she’s never heard, and her secret is almost exposed. As the violent clashes between the totalitarian monarchy and the rebel forces escalate, it becomes clear that Charlie is the key to something much bigger: her country’s only chance for freedom from the terrible grip of a deadly regime.
     Kimberly Derting, author of The Body Finder series, writes powerfully and movingly of a girl with dangerous powers in an unusual and expertly crafted setting.
  

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User Review  - readingdate - LibraryThing

The Pledge is the first book in a new dystopian trilogy. The concept is interesting and fast paced enough that I read it in one sitting, and the story’s fantasy elements set it apart from other YA ... Read full review

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I have to say this book surprised me. Started out bland but ended up suspenseful. Another young adult romance but the female is the alpha, in my opinion, a wonderfully written book to spark the imagination. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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Section 4
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Section 5
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Section 6
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Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Kimberly Derting is the author of The Pledge series and the Body Finder series. She lives in Washington State. Visit her at KimberlyDerting.com.

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