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  • ISBN: 9780062006141 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 0062006142 (hardback)
  • Physical Description: 407 p. ; 22 cm
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Balzer + Bray, c2012.

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"Elliot North fights to save her family's land and her own heart in this post-apocalyptic reimaging of Jane Austen's PERSUASION"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Love Fiction
Social classes Fiction
Family problems Fiction
Science fiction
JUVENILE FICTION / Love & Romance
JUVENILE FICTION / Visionary & Metaphysical
JUVENILE FICTION / Family / General (see also headings under Social Issues)
Love stories
Social classes Juvenile fiction
Family problems Juvenile fiction
Science fiction
Genre: Science fiction.
Love stories.

Syndetic Solutions - Publishers Weekly Review for ISBN Number 9780062006141
For Darkness Shows the Stars
For Darkness Shows the Stars
by Peterfreund, Diana
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Dystopian, ideological, rebellious-Peterfreund's fantasy homage to Austen's Persuasion departs from the original in many respects, and with great success. Elliot North is a strong and creative woman, holding together the estate her father neglects and conducting secret agricultural experiments that defy "the protocols," which were established after genetic tinkering nearly destroyed humanity. Antitechnology "Luddites" took sanctuary underground, emerging as overlords of the mentally diminished above-ground survivors. Those survivors, the "Reduced," are now having normal children, and the Luddites' status is no longer unquestioned. Four years earlier, Elliot refused to elope with Kai, a mechanical prodigy and descendant of the Reduced. Now he's back as Capt. Malakai Wentforth, flirting with Elliot's pretty neighbor and being savage to Elliott. Resemblance to Austen's story lies largely in the superficialities of the plot-Peterfreund (Rampant) invokes less of Austen's subtlety or social critique, and she really doesn't need to. The story stands on its own, a richly envisioned portrait of a society in flux, a steely yet vulnerable heroine, and a young man who does some growing up. Ages 13-up. Agent: Deidre Knight, the Knight Agency. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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For Darkness Shows the Stars
For Darkness Shows the Stars
by Peterfreund, Diana
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In this melange of sf, social commentary, and references to Jane Austen's Persuasion, Peterfreund starts strong, setting her story in a future world devastated by genetic engineering gone horribly wrong. While superenhanced people unwittingly altered their biology and produced mentally challenged children (the Reduced), the Luddites, people who had resisted DNA tinkering, retreated to offshore islands. In a stratified society, wealthy Luddites have controlled vast estates and cared for, controlled, and exploited the population of Reduced. Now, though, healthy children (Posts) are being born to the Reduced and are challenging the social order. Elliot, 18, struggles to keep her Luddite family's estate running in the face of her father's waste and cruelty. She yearns for a Post boy, Kai, she once rejected, and rereads their secret correspondence, a device that nicely fills in background detail. Elliot's heavy-handed inner debates go on too long, and many readers will wish for a more substantive resolution. Still, those reading for the romance will be enchanted by the starry feel-good ending.--Rutan, Lynn Copyright 2010 Booklist

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