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From critically acclaimed author Cindy Pon comes an edge-of-your-seat sci-fi thriller, set in a near-future Taipei plagued by pollution, about a group of teens who risk everything to save their city.Jason Zhou survives in a divided society where the elite use their wealth to buy longer lives. The rich wear special suits, protecting them from the pollution and viruses that plague the city, while those without suffer illness and early deaths. Frustrated by his city's corruption and still grieving the loss of his mother who died as a result of it, Zhou is determined to change things, no matter the cost. With the help of his friends, Zhou infiltrates the lives of the wealthy in hopes of destroying the international Jin Corporation from within. Jin Corp not only manufactures the special suits the rich rely on, but they may also be manufacturing the pollution that makes them necessary. Yet the deeper Zhou delves into this new world of excess and wealth, the more muddled his plans become. And against his better judgment, Zhou finds himself falling for Daiyu, the daughter of Jin Corp's CEO. Can Zhou save his city without compromising who he is, or destroying his own heart?
Publisher: 2017.
ISBN: 9781481489249
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Feb 28, 2018

I love how it feels like you are watching a movie when you are reading this book!

ArapahoeBridget Oct 12, 2017

I really liked this! The world building was perfect, and the sci-fi aspects wholly believable. It's a great choice if you want to start a discussion about the environment and technology, but it's also a really well executed thriller. Finally, I love the way Pon weaves food throughout her stories, and this book is full of tasty sounding snacks!

Aug 09, 2017

I think this is a really good book. I'm not done reading it, but I enjoy it so far. It's really well put together and the characters are really cute and interesting. I would reread Want when I get time. I also love the cover. The story touches on specific and significant problems of pollution and environmental issues concerning today's world.
- @SecretBlossom of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

In the foreseeable future, our actions have led to a polluted and inhabitable planet. To adapt to these changes, many companies such as Jin Corp, sell special suits that pump out regulated oxygen.  Jin Corp is determined to profit from these dire circumstances and they will stop at nothing to eliminate those who go against their beliefs. Unfortunately, due to the substantial costs of the suits, only the rich can afford to prolong their lives. After witnessing the deaths of many poor citizens, Jason Zhou (the protagonist) decides to stop Jin Corp once and for all. With some help, Jason decides to infiltrate Jin Corp by disguising as a rich boy. To gain access, Jason must first get Daiyu, the daughter of Jin Corp’s CEO, to fall in love with him. As Jason spends time with Daiyu, he begins to forget the purpose of his mission. Words cannot describe how much I loved this book. I loved everything about it, especially how it reminds the readers of what might happen if we continue to show disregard for the environment. I guarantee you that this book will be the next big thing. 
- @Vaseline of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Jul 22, 2017

This book will be the next big thing.

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