Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy
What if the world wasn''t like what you were taught to
Would you want to know? Are the consequences of challenging
authority worth it if they lead to the truth?
Katherine lives in a "post-apocalyptic community" living in
complete isolation. Her town is austere, run by utopians who have
created a strict paternalistic order. Knowledge and the search for
truth are not permitted. Katherine wants to find out what happened
to Serenity, a little girl who has disappeared from the community,
but when she breaks out, what she discovers is anything but what
she expected. This haunting story about growing up and searching
for truth will challenge young readers'' notions about knowledge,
the search for truth, and the fight for freedom.