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The Buried

By Melissa Grey   

Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338629309 Hardcover
336 Pages | Ages 12 & Up

Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338629316 Ebook
336 Pages | Ages 12 & Up

A heart-pounding, claustrophobic new story from Melissa Grey, the author of RATED.

Ten years ago, disaster struck the remote town of Indigo Falls. A horrific event drove the residents underground, into shelters that keep them safe from the danger on the surface. No one speaks about what happened that fateful day, but even the youngest still remember the fear and, most of all, the searing pain when sunlight touched their skin. Now, a handful of families inhabit this bunker together, guided by a charismatic leader named Dr. Imogen Moran. There are many rules Dr. Moran has instilled to govern life belowground. You must always tell the truth. You must avoid the light of the sun. You must never touch skin to skin. But the most important rule, the one that was drilled into their heads from the moment the hatch slammed shut all those years ago, was at the very end of the list. It rattled around in their skulls when all was silent, echoing in the quiet, lonely dark. You must never go outside.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Rated "This is the book my kids have been waiting the most for... A fabulous young adult dystopian thriller." - Brad Thor on NBC's TODAY Show "Readers will easily connect with the interpersonal struggles of the protagonists." - School LIbrary Journal "A provocative dystopian offering." - Publishers Weekly "Ever wondered what a dystopian John Hughes young adult novel would be like? Grey closely hits the mark." - Kirkus Reviews "This soft sci-fi novel uses familiar technologies to craft a chillingly believable near-future dystopia with genuine emotional heft." - The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books