The Unwanteds

Lisa McMann

The Purge:

Every year in Quill, thirteen-year-olds are sorted into categories: the strong, intelligent Wanteds go to university, and the artistic Unwanteds are sent to their graves.


On the day of the Purge, identical twins Alex and Aaron Stowe await their fate. While Aaron is hopeful of becoming a Wanted, Alex knows his chances are slim. He's been caught drawing with a stick in the dirt-and in the stark gray land of Quill, and being creative is a death sentence.

But when Alex and the other Unwanteds face the Eliminators, they discover an eccentric magician named Mr. Today and his hidden world, called Artimé, that exists to save the condemned children. Artimé is a colorful place of talking statues, uncommon creatures, and artistic magic, where creativity is considered a gift... and a weapon.

Why you should read this book:

The Unwanteds is an amazing story about the world of Artimé and all the magic it contains. You have to pick a side: the power-crazy Wanteds, or the abandoned Unwanteds.

With it's confusing and exciting plot twists, you won't want to put the book down.

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