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'Terror and the Teen: YA Dystopian Fiction'

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Abstract: In the future England of Teri Terry’s Slated, underage criminals and terrorists have their memories wiped; their pasts, stolen. They are assigned to new families for a second chance. There is an unjust oppressive government; a resistance that seeks to overthrow it by any means necessary. Are they freedom fighters, or terrorists? Is the difference just a matter of perspective? Against the backdrop of the usually black and white worlds of dystopian young adult fiction, Teri explores these issues and decisions made in the writing process.  

Bio:  Author Teri Terry has been many things in many places: scientist, lawyer, optometrist, business manager, and library and teaching assistant. Now she makes things up for a living. Slated is her first in a trilogy published May 2012 with Orchard Books, and in the US with Penguin, January 2013.

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