American war / Omar El Akkad.

By: El Akkad, Omar, 1982-Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017Edition: 1st edDescription: 333 p. : maps ; 25 cmISBN: 9780451493583Subject(s): Civil war -- United States -- Fiction | Young women -- United States -- Fiction | FICTION / Literary | FICTION / War & MilitaryGenre/Form: Dystopian fiction. | Science fiction. | War stories.Additional physical formats: Online version:: American warDDC classification: 813/.6 LOC classification: PS3605.L12 | A44 2017Other classification: FIC019000 | FIC032000 Summary: "Sarat Chestnut, born in Louisiana, is only six when the Second American Civil War breaks out in 2074. But even she knows that oil is outlawed, that Louisiana is half underwater, and that unmanned drones fill the sky. When her father is killed and her family is forced into Camp Patience for displaced persons, she begins to grow up shaped by her particular time and place. But not everyone at Camp Patience is who they claim to be. Eventually Sarat is befriended by a mysterious functionary, under whose influence she is turned into a deadly instrument of war. The decisions that she makes will have tremendous consequences not just for Sarat but for her family and her country, rippling through generations of strangers and kin alike"--Provided by publisher.
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"Sarat Chestnut, born in Louisiana, is only six when the Second American Civil War breaks out in 2074. But even she knows that oil is outlawed, that Louisiana is half underwater, and that unmanned drones fill the sky. When her father is killed and her family is forced into Camp Patience for displaced persons, she begins to grow up shaped by her particular time and place. But not everyone at Camp Patience is who they claim to be. Eventually Sarat is befriended by a mysterious functionary, under whose influence she is turned into a deadly instrument of war. The decisions that she makes will have tremendous consequences not just for Sarat but for her family and her country, rippling through generations of strangers and kin alike"--Provided by publisher.

890 Lexile.

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Reading Counts RC 5.7 27.0

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