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A world where self-expression is banned.

A world where survival is everything.

A girl who will be heard.

Seventeen-year-old Teddy lives in the walled-in city Metropolis. Radical laws condemn all forms of self-expression and creativity, and the lives of the people are carefully constructed and controlled by the City Council: We watch because We care.

When Teddy finds out the truth behind one of the City's biggest lies, she slips out into the darkness of the City after curfew.

She is captured by a stranger and held prisoner in an old bomb shelter that lies beneath the City. Here, Teddy discovers that there is a world beneath Metropolis, a world where a growing web of clans are fighting to keep their humanity alive, and waiting for a leader to unite them and lead them back up into the light.

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781760984892
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pub Date: 28/09/2021
  • Category: Children's, Teenage & educational / Thrillers (Children's / Teenage)
    Children's, Teenage & educational / Science fiction (Children's / Teenage)
    Teenage & Young Adult Fiction / Young Adult
  • Imprint: Macmillan Australia
  • Pages: 416
  • Price: $29.99

A world where self-expression is banned.

A world where survival is everything.

A girl who will be heard.

Seventeen-year-old Teddy lives in the walled-in city Metropolis. Radical laws condemn all forms of self-expression and creativity, and the lives of the people are carefully constructed and controlled by the City Council: We watch because We care.

When Teddy finds out the truth behind one of the City's biggest lies, she slips out into the darkness of the City after curfew.

She is captured by a stranger and held prisoner in an old bomb shelter that lies beneath the City. Here, Teddy discovers that there is a world beneath Metropolis, a world where a growing web of clans are fighting to keep their humanity alive, and waiting for a leader to unite them and lead them back up into the light.

Author Information

AViVA is a multidisciplinary artist, with international success, garnering more than 3 billion global streams on her music to date. Having always been a lover of stories and made-up worlds she has fed her passion for self-expression with a healthy lifestyle of creativity and writing. When not writing music or touring the world, AViVA can be found in her home library either nose deep in a good book, fingers busy writing at the keyboard or otherwise occupied in her art studio, sewing or making something else she's dreamt up.

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