Author – Kristen Simmons
Age – 12+
17 yr old Ember Miller lives with her mum. America is a changed nation after the War. A new government is in power, and martial law reigns. There are strict rules in place, curfews to stick by and soldiers to avoid. But one day, the soldiers come to her door and arrest her mum. She has broken Article 5 of the rules – having a child out of wedlock. Ember is arrested too as she fights the soldiers who are dragging her mum to their van. What’s even worse is that one of the soldiers is Chase Jennings – her boyfriend and best friend that had been drafted months before.
Ember remembers what life was like before the War, and knows that life is now tough – but nothing like what she is about to face….
Article 5 is the first in a dystopian trilogy – followed by Breaking Point and Three.
(Dystopian, Courage, Love, Series)