Violet, along with her best friends, Alice and Katie, and younger brother, Nate, can’t wait to attend Comic-Con to meet the actors who star in the film adaptation of their favorite novel, a YA dystopia called “The Gallows Dance”. But just as they’re introducing themselves, something inexplicable occurs – the group is somehow transported into the real world of the book.
In “The Death House” by Sarah Pinborough, 16-year-old Toby’s life was normal before—family, high school, friends, crushes, and routine blood tests. However, his life is flipped upside down after one blood test reveals that he has the Defective gene. No one wants the Defective gene.
Standish Treadwill sees the world differently, through his one blue eye and one brown, the letters dancing around in a dyslexic swirl. Yet it is his steadfast Gramps and his wonderful friend Hector who encourage him to continue fighting for all that makes him different. Against the backdrop of the harsh regime of the Motherland, with the help of a small band of rebels, Standish observes and questions and refuses to let the Greenflies stop him. And what exactly is going on with that moon landing propaganda?