Book of the Month - Children : April, 2016
By Eilís Barrett
IN THE NEAR FUTURE, A VIRUS WILL DRIVE HUMANKIND TO THE BRINK OF EXTINCTION. WITH THE ILLNESS SPREADING FASTER THAN ATTEMPTS TO CONTROL IT, AND SOCIETY COLLAPSING, THE LAST SURVIVING CITY WILL BECOME A BEACON OF HOPE FOR SURVIVORS.
Walled off from the outside world, this city is christened Oasis.
Governing on a promise to protect its citizens from infection at all costs, the government of Oasis begins to impose its vision of the perfect society. Every aspect of life is controlled, and the city begins to take on a new, sinister shape.
Born into this world is Quincy Emerson, a resident of the Outer Sector Dorms, brutal housing institutions reserved for those judged at risk of infection. Beyond the walls of Oasis, however, something is stirring, and events are about to overtake Quincy. Her fate, it turns out, may not be written in her genes.