When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something alarming enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that gets her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government "rehabilitation camp." She might have survived the mysterious disease that's killed most of America's children, but she and the others have emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they cannot control...

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Quick Facts:
Alexandra Bracken was born and raised in Arizona, but moved east to study at the College of William & Mary in Virginia. She recently relocated to New York City, where she works in publishing and lives in a charming apartment overflowing with books.

Celebrity Lookalike: The two I get the most are Gemma Arterton and Anne Hathaway... I wish! On most mornings I look like Gollum.
Motto: If life gives you lemons, squirt the juice right back in its eye.
5 Must Reads:
You guys have to read these classics:
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
The one thing your author can’t live without: My family, of course! (And, okay, my iPhone.)
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