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  • ISBN: 9781459804777 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 1459804775 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: [United States] : Orca Book Publishers : 2014.

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Summary, etc.:
Sixteen-year-old Whisper, who has a cleft palate, lives in an encampment with three other young rejects and their caregiver, Nathanael. They are outcasts from a society (in the not-too-distant future) that kills or abandons anyone with a physical or mental disability. Whisper's mother visits once a year. When she dies, she leaves Whisper a violin, which Nathanael teaches her to play. Whisper's father comes to claim her, and she becomes his house slave, her disfigurement hidden by a black veil. But when she proves rebellious, she is taken to the city to live with other rejects at a house called Purgatory Palace, where she has to make difficult decisions for herself and for her vulnerable friends.
Target Audience Note:
920 Lexile.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Cleft palate children > Juvenile fiction.
Science fiction > Juvenile fiction.
Ethics > Juvenile fiction.
Dystopias > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

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