Tankborn (Tankborn Series #1)

Tankborn (Tankborn Series #1)

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by Karen Sandler
     
 

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Best friends Kayla and Mishalla know they will be separated for their Assignments. They are GENs, Genetically Engineered Non-humans, and in their strict caste system, GENs are at the bottom rung of society. GENs are gestated in a tank and sent to work as slaves as soon as they reach age fifteen.
When Kayla is Assigned to care for Zul Manel, the patriarch of a… See more details below

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Best friends Kayla and Mishalla know they will be separated for their Assignments. They are GENs, Genetically Engineered Non-humans, and in their strict caste system, GENs are at the bottom rung of society. GENs are gestated in a tank and sent to work as slaves as soon as they reach age fifteen.
When Kayla is Assigned to care for Zul Manel, the patriarch of a trueborn family, she finds secrets and surprises—not least of which is her unexpected friendship with Zul’s great-grandson. Meanwhile, the children that Mishalla is Assigned to care for are being stolen in the middle of the night.
After weeks of toiling in their Assignments, mystifying circumstances enable Kayla and Mishalla to reunite. Together they hatch a plan to save the disappearing children. Yet can GENs really trust humans? Both girls must put their lives and hearts at risk to crack open a sinister conspiracy, revealing secrets no one is ready to face.

Editorial Reviews

Kirkus Reviews
Advanced genetic engineering and upsettingly plausible caste oppression keep pages turning in this futuristic science fiction tale… A good option for science-fiction fans interested in genetic engineering, rebellion and class issues.
School Library Journal
The author’s speculative vision of the darker side of future possibilities in genetic engineering and mind control is both chilling and thought-provoking. This is a dark novel that will appeal to those who enjoyed M.T. Anderson’s Feed (Candlewick, 2002), and it would make a good stepping-stone to Anthony Burgess’s classic, A Clockwork Orange (W.W. Norton, 1963).
Author - Mette Ivie Harrison
Read this book and be changed.
Author - Cynthia Leitich
A riveting, romantic, sci fi mystery that explores the blurry lines between castes and what it means to be human. As suspenseful as thought-provoking--I loved it!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016540665
Publisher:
Tu Books
Publication date:
09/21/2011
Series:
Tankborn Series , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
848,299
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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