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Brown, Pierce.
New York : Del Rey, 2014
ISBN 0345539788

(2 booktalks)
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Booktalk #1

Darrow, a member of the low class Red clan, had always followed the rules, working to prepare Mars for the excess population of Earth. Before his wife was killed by the government, he would never have considered rebellion against the upper classes. Now though, he has been recruited and is prepared to go undercover, working his way to the top of the Gold class in order to overthrow them, no matter what it takes. 
(Booktalk by the Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Committee)

Booktalk #2

Darrow, a sixteen-year-old in humanityís Red caste, willingly spends his days in the mines of Mars, certain that his work is necessary to terraform the planetís surface. After being caught in a forbidden area, however, his life is torn apart, and he discovers the truth about the caste system he was forced into: the planetís surface was terraformed long ago, and the Red caste is nothing more than slave labor for the others inhabiting the surface. (Connecticut Nutmeg Book Award nominee, 2018)

SUBJECTS:     Dystopias.
                        Mars (Planet) -- Fiction.
                        Resistance to government -- Fiction.
                        Science fiction.
                        Space colonies -- Fiction.

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