Welcome to The Future of Colorado
Stung by Bethany Wiggins
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When Fiona wakes up in her abandoned home, her surroundings are not the same as when she was tucked into bed by her father- just the other night. The carpet is gray instead of green, her music posters are worn, and her first-place ribbons from several music competitions are a pale blue. Her bed is bleached and covered with twigs, leaves, and mouse droppings. She is also wearing strange new clothes: white nursing shoes, and all white clothing. Things are definitely not the same as they were before.
"I don't remember going to sleep. All I remember is waking up here- a place as familiar as my own face."
After being chased out of her home by the beast her brother has become, Fiona is led into a sewer by a mysterious girl named Arrin. Arrin and Fiona then trek through the sewers to find a safe haven. Fiona's new travel companion helps her to disguise herself as a boy because girls are considered dangerous in this futuristic society.
After being drawn from the sewer system by the smell of food, Fiona is caught by the militia, a group of soldiers. The militia is specially trained to capture people like Fiona and Arrin. Although Fiona doesn't know exactly what's going on, she is taken to a camp where she is scanned and declared a "Level Ten". Here she meets Bowen, the only officer at the camp who cares for her.
The Mood and Atmosphere
Desolate, Abandoned, Unknown. The world outside of Fiona's room is a mystery. When she wakes up as a 17-year-old with the mindset of a 13-year-old, everything is confusing. From the time Fiona wakes up to the time she is captured, she is confused, but also desperate for information. Click on the link below for a summary of the book.
Throughout the entire book, Fiona is very confused by this whole new society into which she has thrown herself. She struggles to make herself informed, but sometimes it could lead to capture, and a violent fight of people of her kind.