A Junior Library Guild selection
It’s been barely a day since Edwy left Fredtown to be with his parents and, already, he is being sent away. He’s smuggled off to boarding school in Refuge City, where he will be with relatives he never knew he had–and they don’t seem to care about him at all. The boarding school is nothing like the school that he knew, there’s no one around looking up to him now, and he’s still not allowed to ask questions!
Alone and confused, Edwy seeks out other children brought back from Fredtown and soon discovers that Rosi and the other friends Edwy left behind in Cursed Town might be in danger. Can Edwy find his way back to his friends before it’s too late?
This is a topical thriller that brings heart and thought to the sci-fi genre.–Kirkus Reviews
The plot twists are multiple, exciting, and completely logical… An excellent dystopian adventure for tweens.–Booklist