By Megan McCafferty
while a deadly disease makes all people over the age of eighteen infertile, would-be mom and dad pay teenager ladies to conceive and provides delivery to their kids, making children the main prized participants of society. women recreation faux child bumps and the varsity cafeteria shares folic-acid-infused nutrition.
Sixteen-year-old exact twins Melody and concord have been separated at delivery and feature by no means met until eventually the day concord exhibits up on Melody’s doorstep. during the past, the twins have thoroughly contrary paths. Melody has scored an enviable belief agreement with a pair known as the Jaydens. whereas they're trying to find the correct accomplice for Melody to bump with, she is combating her appeal to her ally, Zen, who's means too brief for the activity.
concord has spent her complete existence in Goodside, a spiritual group, getting ready to be a spouse and mom. She believes her calling is to persuade Melody that pregging for revenue is a sin. yet concord has secrets and techniques of her personal that she is working from.
whilst Melody is ultimately matched with the world-famous, genetically wonderful Jondoe, either girls’ lives are replaced without end. A case of wrong identification takes them on a trip neither may have ever imagined, person who makes Melody and concord observe they've got much more than simply DNA in universal.
From New York Times bestselling writer Megan McCafferty comes a strikingly unique examine friendship, love, and sisterhood—in a destiny that's eerily plausible.
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Then the hibernation berths would open and the people would simply step out and promptly fall any number of feet to the nearest external bulkhead, then, having survived those injuries, would crawl to the only exit door. Idiots. ” Yago asked in a shrill voice. “They were in a hurry putting this mission to37 REMNANTS #2 gether,” Jobs said in defense of the NASA people. “To be honest with you, I don’t think they really considered there was much to worry about. ” Yago felt a surge of rage, rage at stupidity.
Too 41 REMNANTS #2 much color on the one side, too little on the other. The shuttle stood perfectly on the dividing line between the two environments. Yago’s ﬁrst thought was that it was all an optical illusion. A picture. But he could feel the awesome depths of the gray-shade canyons to one side, and feel, too, the restless movement in the greens and golds and blues and pinks on the other side. He glanced up at the sky. He had to close his eyes. The sky was similarly divided, all in blue with ﬂat-looking clouds with brown-purple edges on one side, gray on gray over the canyon.
And she’d gone on feeling wrong till she found other girls like herself, girls who wanted to be girls. The frilly dresses and carefully piled hair were just the outward signs of a much deeper sense that the world had conspired to deprive girls of a unique girlness, and to deprive everyone of privacy, peace, contemplation. It wasn’t about playacting. Miss Blake knew she was not living in early-nineteenth-century England. Unlike some Janes, she did not attempt to copy the speech patterns of Austen characters.