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Wither / Lauren DeStefano.

By: DeStefano, Lauren [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: DeStefano, Lauren, Chemical Garden: book 1.Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2011Edition: 1st ed.Description: 358 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780007386987 ; 0007386982 ; 9781442409057 ; 1442409053 .Subject(s): Genetic engineering -- Teen Fiction | Forced marriage -- Teen fiction | Orphans -- Teen fictionGenre/Form: Young adult fiction.DDC classification: [Fic] Summary: After modern science turns every human into a genetic time bomb with men dying at age twenty-five and women dying at age twenty, girls are kidnapped and married off in order to repopulate the world.
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A stunning debut YA novel, destined to blow the dystopian genre wide open - The Handmaid's Tale for a new generation. This edition will contain a sneak preview of Fever, and a brand new short story by Lauren DeStefano: "The First Bride". Sixteen-year-old Rhine Ellery has only four years left to live when she is kidnapped by the Gatherers and forced into a polygamous marriage. Now she has one purpose: to escape, find her twin brother, and go home - before her time runs out forever. What if you knew you exactly when you would die? In our brave new future, DNA engineering has resulted in a terrible genetic flaw. Women die at the age of 20, men at 25. Young girls are being abducted and forced to breed in a desperate attempt to keep humanity ahead of the disease that threatens to eradicate it. 16-year-old Rhine Ellery is kidnapped and sold as a bride to Linden, a rich young man with a dying wife. Even though he is kind to her, Rhine is desperate to escape her gilded cage - and Linden's cruel father. With the help of Gabriel, a servant she is growing dangerously attracted to, Rhine attempts to break free, in what little time she has left.

After modern science turns every human into a genetic time bomb with men dying at age twenty-five and women dying at age twenty, girls are kidnapped and married off in order to repopulate the world.

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