Item #48: Signed Book
Set in 2050—London Cruz is a match because of his high IQ and his adolescent genes. He’s been abducted from his home in Newport Beach by an environmental organization and has no idea why he’s hearing voices in his head. Coerced into a scientific competition, his training includes mindporting in search of ten hazard symbols.
Visiting multiple continents—including a few jumps through different historical periods, he begins to control other realities with his mind. He can’t figure out how the mindscapes work exactly, but he’s good at finding the patterns. Avoiding the yellow pills keeps him coherent, and he controls his anxiety by rock climbing and listening to new playlists on his reader.
While the Patrollers track data on him from his yellow bracelet, he learns to follow the Program’s mantra: “For science and a better society” to survive. But when he discovers the truth about secretive transplants, it’s about more than just his own escape. After unraveling some dark family secrets, he finds himself even more confused—caught in a love triangle he’s not prepared for. But if he picks the right girl, he might just make it out of the yellow tower alive.
Dianne Bright is a regular contributor with Reader's Digest via RD.com and TheHealthy.com. She has written for a variety of magazines and professional blogs, including Scholastic. She reviews titles seasonally for a few publishers and is currently on the lookout for a new literary agent. She is also the founder of Green Idea Labs: a group of environmental influencers helping people and their pets to go green. She lives in southern California with her husband, their three teens, dog, cat, and two chickens.
Struggling with mental health issues and an ear disability, Bright advocates for these groups in her writing and via charitable organizations. Her main message is to never give up! On the really hard days, she suggests watching The Office and eating Cheetos.
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