All Good Children by Catherine AustenAll Good Children by Catherine Austen

All Good Children

byCatherine Austen

Paperback | September 27, 2016

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It's the middle of the twenty-first century and the elite children of New Middletown are lined up to receive a treatment that turns them into obedient, well-mannered citizens. Maxwell Connors, a fifteen-year-old prankster, misfit and graffiti artist, observes the changes with growing concern, especially when his younger sister, Ally, is targeted. Max and his best friend, Dallas, escape the treatment, but must pretend to be "zombies" while they watch their freedoms and hopes decay. When Max's family decides to take Dallas with them into the unknown world beyond New Middletown's borders, Max's creativity becomes an unexpected bonus rather than a liability.
Title:All Good ChildrenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:September 27, 2016Publisher:Orca Book PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1459813871

ISBN - 13:9781459813878


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read! You seem to on edge as all the kids become "Zombies" I jumped out of my seat, put the book down and muttered "No! No! No!" The substance kept me reading this book, I found myself finishing it pretty fast. I really found myself growing a connection to the charaters but mainly the Main charater. I'm so glad I bought this book at the libary!
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from new favourite book I loved this book SO MUCH. The world building was extraordinary and felt very real and plausible.I fell in love with the setting and the characters. I got very attached to all of the characters, which made some parts very emotional to read. It was impossible to put this book down. I love love loved it, and recommend it to everyone
Date published: 2017-03-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from All good children Its a good book
Date published: 2014-06-16

Editorial Reviews

"Austen creates a believably scary dystopian society that is not too far removed from out own. Readers will find this novel a chilling introduction to the idea of government-initiated mind and behavior control, and they will cheer at Max's resistance, which is manifested not only in his attitude but also in his artwork."