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 deaths
Thirteen-year-old Alex tries his hardest to be stoic when his fate is announced as Unwanted, even while leaving behind his twin, Aaron, a Wanted. Upon arrival at the destination where he expected to be eliminated, however, Alex discovers a stunning secret--behind the mirage of the "death farm" there is instead a place called Artime.
In Artime, each child is taught to cultivate their creative abilities and learn how to use them magically, weaving spells through paintbrushes and musical instruments. Everything Alex has ever known changes before his eyes, and it's a wondrous transformation.
But it's a rare, unique occurence for twins to be separated between Wanted and Unwanted, and as Alex and Aaron's bond stretches across their separation, a threat arises for the survival of Artime that will pit brother against brother in an ultimate, magical battle.
About the Author
Lisa McMann is the New York Times bestselling author of the Wake trilogy; Cryer’s Cross; and the middle-grade dystopian fantasy trilogy The Unwanteds. She lives with her family in the Phoenix area.
"Reading Lisa McMann's THE UNWANTEDS was like discovering a brilliant, lost children's classic--except it's never going to be lost, because readers will never, ever forget the magic they'll experience in its pages." --James A. Owen, author and Illustrator of HERE, THERE BE DRAGONS
Series: Unwanteds (Numbered)
For Ages: 10 - 14 years old
For Grades: 3 - 6
Number Of Pages: 390
Published: 30th August 2011
Publisher: Aladdin Paperbacks
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 14.8 x 3.4
Weight (kg): 0.47