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414 pages, Paperback
Published November 1, 2019
The Unadjusteds is a story set in a dystopian world where nanites (basically, pills) are used to enhance humane abilities or instil abilities and features acquired from other species (a wolf, butterfly, bird, etc.) but revolves around a teenage daughter of genetic scientists who is against the nature of forcing everyone to consume these nanites and believes in addressing the risks associated with this technology, and how she groups with other teenagers of this world—both ‘altereds’ and ‘unadjusteds’—to fight the forceful president and his government.
I refuse to live in a world where genetically enhanced abilities are valued more than kindness and compassion.
I won't let something like that define who I am. I am enough, just how I am.
"If there's anything I've learnt [redacted], it's that the world isn't black and white. It's very, very grey. Charcoal even."
"A girl with swan wings tunnels past me, her feathers brushing my cheek as she takes off toward the school. A boy with scales stumbles and falls onto me. I regain my balance and continue fighting my way to the front of the growing crowd."
"I look toward the dying boy as his body convulses. He took the bulk nanite pill. He wanted to be a football player, big and strong and immortal with rock-hard skin. It’s a level ten nanite. The paperwork involved takes months, not to mention the expense. All for nothing. His body rejected the change. It happens sometimes."
“I refuse to live in a world where genetically enhanced abilities are valued more than kindness and compassion. I’m determined to find a place away from it all.
"I won’t let something like that define who I am. I am enough, just how I am.”