In the far future, a land controlled by an aged and ruthless queen, the classes are divided by the language they speak. Even acknowledging a member of a ruling class while they are speaking their native tongue is punishable by death. Charlie can understand all languages, a secret she must protect to stay alive.
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Amazon Exclusive: Margaret Stohl Reviews The Pledge
Margaret Stohl writes the bestselling Beautiful Creatures novels along with coauthor Kami Garcia. The latest book in the series is Beautiful Chaos. She is also the author of the forthcoming Icons, the first book in a new YA series.
Margaret Atwood once wrote, "War is what happens when language fails." As a writer, of course, I'm always particularly interested when people who love words tell stories of the power of words; I felt that way about Ally Condie's stolen remnants of poetry in Matched, and again in Kimberly Derting's fierce contest of language in The Pledge. Atwood, Condie, and Derting are circling around the same fire, here; if you liked one you'll like the others, as I did, and I suggest all three.
Powerful people can speak, more powerful people can control the story. Within the sharply, smartly drawn world of The Pledge, of all the many layers of regulated dialect and mediated power, only one language is essentially magic—-the untaught, instinctual language of the ruling class. What happens when someone powerless can suddenly speak and understand it? What happens when that someone is a young woman with something of her own to say? What happens when she chooses to love someone she shouldn't, someone who speaks it too?
We writers talk so often about voice, but this is one of the few YA novels I've ever seen that expressly examines the power of a girl's own voice, her right to have it and use it. The Pledge is deeply written and deeply felt, and I look forward to the sequel. --Margaret StohlAbout the Author:
Kimberly Derting is the author of the BODY FINDER series (HarperCollins) and the upcoming release, THE PLEDGE (Nov 15, 2011, Simon & Schuster). She lives in the Pacific Northwest, the ideal place to write anything dark or creepy...a gloomy day can set the perfect mood. She lives with her husband and their three beautiful (and often mouthy) children who provide an endless source of inspiration.
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Descripción Allison & Busby, 2012. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Next day dispatch from the UK (Mon-Fri). Please contact us with any queries. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0000420439
Descripción Allison & Busby, 2012. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0749011858