Rating: 3.5/ It was a good story
for: Middle Grades
Setting: the community of Quill, unknown present or future.
OSS: Two 13-year old twins lives are severed forever as one is labeled Wanted and the other Unwanted, sent off to be purged/eliminated/put to death.
1st sentence/s: "There was a hint of wind coming over the top of the stone walls and through the barbed-wire sky on the day Alexander Stowe was to be Purged."
But there is a surprise awaiting the Unwanteds. They are 'unwanted ' because their creativity, their artistic inclinations, make them undesirable. Not so in Artime, where magic and creativity and beauty are nurtured and revered. That is, until they are discovered and a war begins. A war with antiquated weapons and rusty vehicles on one side and magic on the other. There is even a Dumbledore-like leader named Mr. Today.
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