Article 5, Volume 1

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Tom Doherty Associates, Jan 31, 2012 - Young Adult Fiction - 368 pages

New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., 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The Bill of Rights has been revoked, and replaced with the Moral Statutes.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 usually don't 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 for her to forget that people weren't always arrested for reading the wrong books or staying out after dark. It's hard to forget that life in the United States used to be different.

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 military. 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 one of the arresting officers is none other than Chase Jennings...the only boy Ember has ever loved.



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Contents

Section 1
9
Section 2
26
Section 3
49
Section 4
75
Section 5
96
Section 6
121
Section 7
150
Section 8
170
Section 11
236
Section 12
256
Section 13
277
Section 14
300
Section 15
323
Section 16
340
Section 17
360
Section 18
363

Section 9
188
Section 10
212

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About the author (2012)

KRISTEN SIMMONS has a master's degree in social work and is an advocate for mental health. She lives with her husband, Jason, and their precious greyhound Rudy in Cincinnati, Ohio. Article 5 is her first novel.

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