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Mori and her friends Julia, Benji, and Theo have never seen life beyond the walls of their perfect society, Old Harmonie. That changes when their new friend Ilana is threatened by the rules that are supposed to keep them all safe. They escape together, hoping to find help in Boston with Dr. Agatha Varden, one of Old Harmonie's pioneering founders.

But the outside world is nothing like they anticipated. As they face challenges they never expected and encounter a group of kids from the outside, Mori and the others begin to understand the complicated reality of their supposedly perfect community. With the help of these new friends, they just might be able to save Ilana . . . but at what cost?


This thought-provoking sequel to Megan Frazer Blakemore's stunningly imaginative novel, The Firefly Code, gives readers a chance to see our world in a brand new light.



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Megan Frazer Blakemore

Megan Frazer Blakemore is an author for children and young adults. Her middle grade novels include The Friendship Riddle (Bloomsbury, 2015) , The Spy Catchers of Maple Hill (Bloomsbury, 2014) , and The Water Castle (Walker Books for Young Readers, 2013) , the latter of which was named Kirkus Best Children's Book of 2013, a Bank Street College Best Book 2014, a Junior Library Guild Selection, and has been included on numerous state lists. The Spy Catchers of Maple Hill received the Maine Literary Award in 2015 in the Young People's Literature category. Her books for young adults are Secrets of Truth & Beauty (Disney-Hyperion, 2009) and Very in Pieces (HarperTeen, 2015) , which has been named a Junior Library Guild selection. A school librarian, Megan has a B.A. from Columbia University, and an MLS from Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science. She has taught writing to students in elementary through graduate school. She lives in Maine with her family.



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