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Anna Carey
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Dubious gender politics and questionable character choices hinder this dystopian romance from Carey (the Sloane Sisters series). A generation after a plague wiped out 98% of humanity, orphaned girls like Eve are raised in secluded schools, conditioned to fear the outside, distrust men, and look forward to a comfortable life in the City of Sand. When Eve discovers what's actually intended for her, she flees the school. Teaming up with another refugee classmate, Eve meets Caleb, a teenage boy who alternately attracts and repels her. Together and separately, the three struggle through numerous dangers in the postapocalyptic landscape, while Eve and Caleb fall for one another. First in a trilogy, the book squanders most of its potential on a premise involving repopulation through forced breeding, a "Wendy and the Lost Boys" scenario, and the protagonist's naivete and ill-considered actions. With rare exceptions, men are portrayed either as brutes to be feared or feral children in need of a mother figure. Similarly, women who aren't complicit in maintaining the status quo are all but reduced to broodmares or objects of lust. Ages 12-up. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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main characters Eve
Age: 18
Sixteen years agi a deadly virus wiped out most of Earth's population; has never left the perimeter of her school where she and two hundred other orphaned girls live; learns that she is to be a reproduction unit, producing children for the future; fled the only home she has ever known; sets off on a journey searching for a place she can call home; falls in love with Caleb.

Surviving in the wilderness on his own.

Eve's fellow classmate from school; has escaped her fate of bearing children for the future; becomes Eve's traveling companion.

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