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The kill factor

Summary: A contestant on a brand-new game show offering young criminals the chance at freedom and a cash prize by winning over viewers, Emerson desperately needs the money to save her family, but little does she know that winning is her only chance at survival because losing means death.

Record details

  • ISBN: 1338891855 (hc.)
  • ISBN: 9781338891850 (hc.)
  • Physical Description: 364 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
    print
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Chicken House, Scholastic Inc., 2024.
Subject: Dystopias Fiction
Survival Fiction
Islands Fiction
Juvenile delinquents Fiction
Social media Fiction
Reality television programs Fiction
Genre: Horror fiction.
Science fiction.
Dystopian fiction.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Kenton County.

Holds

  • 1 current hold with 2 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Erlanger Branch YA OLIVE B (Text) 33126026066138 New YA Fiction Available -
Independence Branch YA OLIVE B (Text) 33126026066120 New YA Fiction Available -

  • Baker & Taylor
    "A contestant on a brand-new game show offering young criminals the chance at freedom and a cash prize by winning over viewers, Emerson desperately needs the money to save her family, but little does she know that winning is her only chance at survival because losing means death. Simultaneous eBook."
  • Baker & Taylor
    A contestant on a brand-new game show offering young criminals the chance at freedom and a cash prize by winning over viewers, Emerson desperately needs the money to save her family, but little does she know that winning is her only chance at survival because losing means death.
  • Scholastic
    A brand-new game show that offers young criminals the chance at freedom has been greenlit. Little do they know, winning is their only chance at survival. A captivating examination of the dark truths around the criminal justice system, Ben Oliver, critically acclaimed author of The Loop trilogy, delivers an action-packed thrill ride with deadly high stakes.

    Fifty contestants. Five mental and physical challenges. One winner.

    In a near-future where a virtual currency of digital content fuels a fame-hungry society, a brand-new experiment that combines social media and reality TV has been greenlit.

    Voted on, and contestants are sent to a maximum-security reform camp on an island where they can have no contact with the outside world. To lose means prison. But to win is to be free. The most popular young offender with the most upvotes by the end is given both a second chance in society and a cash prize.

    This kind of money could mean everything to Emerson and her family who live in the Burrows, one of the subterranean villages where the government have buried affordable housing. It's more than freedom. It could mean the chance to change her family’s circumstance and finally find a place in the society they’ve never been allowed into.

    But what Emerson doesn’t know, what the viewers don’t know, is that the prison on the island is empty. Those who lose, those who are voted off aren’t incarcerated. Each challenge will leave more and more contestants to die. And the only choice they have is to win over viewers before it’s too late.


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