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Egmont USA, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 249 pages
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In the model community of Candor, Florida, every teen wants to be like Oscar Banks. The son of the town's founder, Oscar earns straight As, is student-body president, and is in demand for every club and cause.
But Oscar has a secret. He knows that parents bring their teens to Candor to make them respectful, compliant–perfect–through subliminal Messages that carefully correct and control their behavior. And Oscar' s built a business sabotaging his father's scheme with Messages of his own, getting his clients out before they're turned. After all, who would ever suspect the perfect Oscar Banks?
Then he meets Nia, the girl he can't stand to see changed. Saving Nia means losing her forever. Keeping her in Candor, Oscar risks exposure . . . and more.

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Can't wait for the sequel!

User Review  - tinyturquoisebec - Borders

Candor is original and addicting! The plot is creepy, but in a good way, and there's a romance worth rooting for. It got a little repetitive in some parts, but in the end, you wish for a sequel, and fast! Read full review

Creepy and magnetic

User Review  - The Compulsive Reader - Borders

Oscar lives in the small, perfect town of Candor, Florida. There, everyone is happy; there's no crime, no ugliness, no bad behavior. Candor is the perfect town for parents with unmanageable teens—two ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Pam Bachorz's debut novel was inspired by the six years she lived in Celebration, Florida–a "model" small town–when she thought, What if . . . ? She now lives in the Washington DC area, with her husband and son. You can visit her online at

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