Birthmarked

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Roaring Brook Press, Mar 30, 2010 - Young Adult Fiction - 368 pages
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IN THE ENCLAVE, YOUR SCARS SET YOU APART, and the newly born will change the future.

Sixteen-year-old Gaia Stone and her mother faithfully deliver their quota of three infants every month. But when Gaia's mother is brutally taken away by the very people she serves, Gaia must question whether the Enclave deserves such loyalty. A stunning adventure brought to life by a memorable heroine, this dystopian debut will have readers racing all the way to the dramatic finish.

 

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In Western Sector Three, Gaia lives with her parents, permanently marked an outcast because of the burn mark on her cheek. She faithfully serves the Enclave every day, helping her mother deliver ... Read full review

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Did I not say this for other books?
This is a must read, not enough people are reading this series.

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Contents

Chapter 1 The Baby Quota
1
Chapter 2 A Small Brown Parcel
9
Chapter 3 Rapunzel
25
Chapter 4 The Folded Triangle
34
Chapter 5 Shepherds Purse
50
Chapter 6 The Obelisk
58
Chapter 7 Noon
70
Chapter 8 Life First
80
Chapter 16 Cooperation
178
Chapter 17 The Baby Code
191
Chapter 18 One Chance
207
Chapter 19 Jacksons Bakery
218
Chapter 20 FortySix Chrome Spoons
232
Chapter 21 Happiness
249
Chapter 22 The Women of the Southeast Tower
268
Chapter 23 Maya
280

Chapter 9 The Doctors of Q Cell
93
Chapter 10 Blueberries in the Unlake
100
Chapter 11 The Gilded Mirror
114
Chapter 12 A Pigeon Visits
127
Chapter 13 Birthmarked
135
Chapter 14 A Crime Against the State
160
Chapter 15 The Yellow Pincushion
169
Chapter 24 A Perfectly Circular Pool
295
Chapter 25 The Tunnels
307
Chapter 26 White Boots
325
Chapter 27 Trust
343
Chapter 28 Returned Property
349
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About the author (2010)

Since earning an MA in the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University, Caragh M. O'Brien has been a high school teacher, an author of romance novels, and now a novelist for teens. Her novels Birthmarked and Prized were named YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults. Birthmarked was also a Junior Library Guild Selection and chosen for the ALA 2011 Amelia Bloomer List. She lives with her family and writes from her home in Connecticut.

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