New York : Balzer + Bray, 2015
IL 3-6, RL 5.2
No crime, no poverty, no unemployment, what more could anyone want or need?
Why would anyone want to leave Serenity? Could they leave even if they wanted to?
year old Eli and his friend Randy soon discover
mysterious illnesses occur when the kids try to pass
the town border. Eli is hit with waves of
crimpling nausea and paralyzing pain. Memories
become vague. Randy doesn’t seem to suffer the
same illness, but fate has something else in store.
Within days, Randy leaves town.
Do you like adventure? If you do, then you wouldn’t think that Serenity, New Mexico would be the place for you. However, as Eli Frieden discovers, things are not always as they seem. In fact all of the great homes, swimming pools and peace and plenty are a cover for something dark and sinister. Eli isn’t quite the honest, upright citizen that Serenity values. He longs for a little adventure. One day, he bikes to the edge of the city limits and something so crazy and unexpected happens that it changes everything. Eli convinces his friends to help him investigate further, and it soon becomes clear that nothing is as it seems in Serenity. Get to know Eli and find out what lies below the perfect face of the town called Serenity. (Prepared by: Beth Kelly, Chapin Elementary School, firstname.lastname@example.org, South Carolina Book Awards, 2017)
|SUBJECTS: Cloning -- Fiction.
Experiments -- Fiction.
Criminals -- Fiction.