Article 5

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Murdoch Books, Mar 1, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 368 pages
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New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC have been abandoned. The Bill of Rights has been revoked, and replaced with the Moral Statutes. There are no more police—instead, there are soldiers. There are no more fines for bad behavior—instead, there are arrests, trials, and maybe worse. People who get arrested don't usually come back. Seventeen-year-old Ember Miller is old enough to remember that things weren't always this way. Living with her rebellious single mother, it's hard to forget that people weren't always arrested for reading the wrong books or staying out after dark. That life in the United States used to be different. In the three years since the war ended, Ember has perfected the art of keeping a low profile. She knows how to get the things she needs, like food stamps and hand-me-down clothes, and how to pass the random home inspections by the Federal Bureau of Reformation. Her life is as close to peaceful as circumstances allow. That is, until her mother is arrested for noncompliance with Article 5 of the Moral Statutes. And what's worse, one of the arresting officers is none other than Chase Jennings … the only boy Ember has ever loved.

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User Review  - kimpiddington - LibraryThing

I liked the premise. But found myself putting this down as the relationship between the two main characters grew tedious-does she hate him or love him on this page? However, it finished strong. Worth the time if you are a dystopian fan. Read full review

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User Review  - BookSpot - LibraryThing

It's been three years since the war ended but already life in the United Sates is almost unrecognizable. Seventeen year old Ember Miller remember what it was like before: when there were police, not ... Read full review

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Kristen Simmons was raised on a ranch in the USA, where her youth was filled with animals, Jazzercise, and the joy of books. She has a master's degree in social work and is an advocate for mental health. She currently lives in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

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