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The Always War (Paperback)
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Unending war leads to the discovery of uneasy truths when two teens question the status quo in this riveting thriller.
For as long as Tessa can remember, her country has been at war. When local golden boy Gideon Thrall is awarded a medal for courage, it’s a rare bright spot for everyone in Tessa’s town—until Gideon refuses the award, claims he was a coward, and runs away. Tessa is bewildered, and she can’t help but follow Gideon to find out the truth. But Tessa is in for more than she bargained for. Before she knows it, she has stowed away on a rogue airplane and is headed for enemy territory. But all that pales when she discovers a shocking truth that rocks the foundation of everything she’s ever believed—a truth that will change the world. Is Tessa strong enough to bring it into the light?
About the Author
Margaret Peterson Haddix is the author of many critically and popularly acclaimed YA and middle grade novels, including the Children of Exile series, The Missing series, the Under Their Skin series, and the Shadow Children series. A graduate of Miami University (of Ohio), she worked for several years as a reporter for The Indianapolis News. She also taught at the Danville (Illinois) Area Community College. She lives with her family in Columbus, Ohio. Visit her at HaddixBooks.com.
"This dystopian drama examines the human aspect of war, and also how technology may redefine war in the future....plot turns will certainly keep [readers] entranced."--Kirkus Reviews
"A smart premise."--Publishers Weekly
"The plot is good, the story line is captivating, and there are certainly many opportunities for discussion...will find itself at home in any school library and many public libraries as well...perfect for reluctant readers."--VOYA
"An excellent choice for reluctant readers."--School Library Journal