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Landon, Kristen.
New York : Aladdin, 2010
IL 5-8, RL 4.1
ISBN 1442402717
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So your parents go over their debt limit on the credit card.  What happens?  Usually they have to pay off the balance and make huge interest payments, right?  Think again!  In this book, children are taken away from their families and sent to special workhouses to pay off their parents' debts.  Thirteen year-old Matt has been removed from his family and has ended up on the “Top Floor” of a workhouse.  At first, life seems good – school, games, and entertainment -- but something just doesn’t feel right.  When Matt hacks into the computer system and finds evidence of something sinister, he enlists the help of the other kids on the top floor, and they uncover some very unpleasant truths.  In the current economy, we all know about families who have gone into debt and lost their homes, jobs and security.  Should kids pay for their parents’ bad judgment?  Should the government monitor how much we spend?   You might want to read the novels 1984 and Animal Farm, both by George Orwell, after reading this chilling tale, The Limit by Kristen Landon.  (Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Awards Program Booktalks 2012-2013)
SUBJECTS:     Conspiracies -- Fiction.
                        Science fiction.

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