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The Unwanteds

4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade and up, Fantasy, Fiction, MCBA 2013-2014, Series

the unwanteds coverThe Unwanteds by Lisa McCann
Recommended for: Grades 4 – 7

The city of Quill is populated by the Wanteds, the Necessaries and the Unwanteds. Quill’s yearly Purge sends Unwanted 13-year olds to their deaths. Those marked as Unwanteds have somehow shown a creative side to their nature, even if only one time.
Alex and a group of Unwanteds are brought to the “death farm” beyond the locked gates at the edge of the city, run by the Eliminators. Instead of death, they find themselves saved by Mr. Today, a magician in the magical world of Artime. Marcus Today created Artime to save all Unwanteds and teach them to use their creativity as a weapon in case of war with Quill.
I liked the fantastical creatures who turned out to be instructors, and also the Magical Warrior Training the select Unwanteds undergo.
This fantasy is the first in an exciting series.
Reviewed by: Mrs. McIntire

4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade and up, Fantasy, Fiction, MCBA 2013-2014, Series.
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