Birthmarked

By O'Brien, Caragh M.

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IN THE ENCLAVE, YOUR SCARS SET YOU APART, and the newly born will change the future.Sixteen-year-old Gaia Stone and her mother faithfully deliver their quota of three infants every month. But when Gaia’s mother is brutally taken away by the very people she serves, Gaia must question whether the Enclave deserves such loyalty. A stunning adventure brought to life by a memorable heroine, this dystopian debut will have readers racing all the way to the dramatic finish.

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978-1-59643-569-8
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School Library Journal

Reviewed on May 1, 2010

Gr 7-10 In a dystopian world of the future, apprentice midwife Gaia, who has served the Enclave faithfully along with her parents, is thrust suddenly into a crisis. She delivers her first baby independently of her midwife mother and takes it to the Enclave inside the Wall as the first of her monthly quota of three newborns. Then her parents are arrested and she learns that they will soon be executed. Gaia springs into action and smuggles herself into the Enclave to rescue them. What fo...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2010

As apprentice to her midwife mother, Gaia is expected to "advance" a quota of babies for adoption into the Enclave. When her p...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on June 1, 2010

From its first page, Birthmarked will have readers hooked. A memorable premise and strong writing will keep them flying through the pages. As the novel progresses, Gaia is forced to make increasingly complicated moral choices—...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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