by Kristen Landon
Aladdin, 2010. 291 pgs. Fiction
Matt lives in a world where money has been done away with and only lines of credit are used instead. When Matt’s family goes over their limit, the government immediately sweeps in and takes him away to a workhouse facility, where he is required to help work off his family’s debts. But this workhouse is nothing like what Matt imagined. His genius with mathematics gets him placed on the top floor of the facility with the other smart kids, a ritzy place which has everything his heart could desire—or does it? It isn’t long before Matt realizes not everything is as it seems on the surface in this facility and he is determined to find out what is really going on behind the scenes where no one sees. Too bad it just might get him killed.
Fast-paced and full of edge-of-your-seat adventure, this book is a good one for that hard to please dystopian, mystery lover in your family!