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Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0803733968
ISBN-13: 9780803733961
Sku: 211538261
Publish Date: 1/26/2010
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.75L x 1.25T
Pages:  442
Age Range:  16 to UP
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Incarceron is a prison so vast that it contains not only cells, but also metal forests, dilapidated cities, and vast wilderness. Finn, a 17-year-old prisoner, has no memory of his childhood and is sure that he came from Outside Incarceron. And then Finn finds a crystal key that allows him to communicate with a girl who claims to live on the Outside.
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Believing he comes from the world outside his vast prison where inmates survive in dilapidated cities and metal forests, 17-year-old Finn dreams of escaping when he finds a crystal key that allows him to communicate with a girl who believes she can help him escape.
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Catherine Fisher has created an amazing, complex world where Incarceron, a living prison, not only secretly holds prisoners for generations, but devises hideous torture and intrigue to keep their lives nightmarish. Roving gangs fight each other to survive, and a boy named Finn struggles to survive among them, certain he wasn't born to be in this place. On the outside, the world is equally dangerous, but in more opaque ways. Programmed to be forever the 17th-century, Catherine is the daughter of the Warden who rules over Incarceron, and she's being groomed to rule the Outside. But she knows something is very wrong, and when she gets a hold of a special key, she begins communicating with Finn, and the two hatch an escape plan.

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"Complex and inventive, with numerous and rewarding mysteries, this tale is certain to please." 12/07/2009

"Fisher's dystopic future, in which technology and decay coexist in a dazzling kaleidoscope of images and time periods, is brilliantly realized; the intriguing sentient prison adds an element of mech/steampunk to the narrative texture. Although the pacing is deliberate, reader attention never flags through this elegant, gritty, often surprising novel." 01/01/2010

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeMinimum Age:   12
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0442
Product attributePublisher:   Dial Books
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