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- ISBN: 0062085514 (electronic bk.)
- ISBN: 9780062085511 (electronic bk.)
1 online resource (338 p.)
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: New York : HarperTeen, c2011.
|Summary, etc.:||Ostracized or incarcerated her whole life, seventeen-year-old Juliette is freed on the condition that she use her horrific abilities in support of The Reestablishment, a postapocalyptic dictatorship, but Adam, the only person ever to show her affection, offers hope of a better future.|
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