KDL Recommends For Teens > If You Like... (Readalikes) > If You Like 'Divergent'

KDL Recommends

< Article 5 | Variant >

The Forsaken

The Forsaken

ISBN: 1442432659

Title: The Forsaken

Author: Lisa M. Stasse

KDL Description:

The Forsaken
SF TEEN STASSE

After the formation of the United Northern Alliance—a merger of Canada, the United States, and Mexico into one nation—sixteen-year-old Alenna is sent to a desolate prison island for teenagers believed to be predisposed to violence.

Amazon Description:

A thought-provoking and exciting start to a riveting new dystopian trilogy.

As an obedient orphan of the U.N.A. (the super-country that was once Mexico, the U.S., and Canada), Alenna learned at an early age to blend in and be quiet—-having your parents taken by the police will do that to a girl. But Alenna can’t help but stand out when she fails a test that all sixteen-year-olds have to take: The test says she has a high capacity for brutal violence, and so she is sent to The Wheel, an island where all would-be criminals end up.

The life expectancy of prisoners on The Wheel is just two years, but with dirty, violent, and chaotic conditions, the time seems a lot longer as Alenna is forced to deal with civil wars for land ownership and machines that snatch kids out of their makeshift homes. Desperate, she and the other prisoners concoct a potentially fatal plan to flee the island. Survival may seem impossible, but Alenna is determined to achieve it anyway.