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Author Karr, Julia.

Title XVI / Julia Karr.

Publication Info. New York : Speak, 2011.
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Teen Local Authors  TEEN KARR    DISPLAY
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Description 325 pages ; 21 cm
Note Includes author interview and discussion questions (pages [326]-[328]).
Summary At fifteen, Nina Oberon leads a pretty normal life that includes family, friends, and school. However, Nina lives in a totalitarian future society in which all girls are required to get a Governing Council-ordered "XVI" wrist tattoo on their 16th birthdays, announcing to the world that they are ready for sex. Becoming a "sex-teen" is Nina's worst fear until, right before her birthday, her mother is brutally attacked and reveals a shocking truth to Nina with her dying breaths that changes everything Nina thought she knew about her life. Now, alone but for her younger sister, Nina must try to discover who she really is, all the while staying one step ahead of her mother's killer.
Subject Teenage girls -- Fiction.
Teenage girls -- Government policy -- Fiction.
Sex customs -- Fiction.
Murder -- Fiction.
Family secrets -- Fiction.
Totalitarianism -- Fiction.
Dystopias -- Fiction.
Sex role -- Fiction.
Sexual ethics -- Fiction.
Local Subject Local author.
Genre Young adult fiction.
Science fiction.
Added Title 16
ISBN 9780142417713 (pbk.)
0142417718 (pbk.)
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