Juno of Taris (Juno, Book 1) by Fleur Beale

By Fleur Beale

Publish 12 months note: First released July 4th 2008
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Juno of Taris is the compelling new novel from Fleur Beale. It explores the fight of Juno, a tender teenager at the verge of maturity, who's torn among her have to slot in and belong in her society, and her becoming pain and wondering of that society's ideas. Your usual youngster? no longer really! simply because Juno lives - within the not-too-distant destiny - on Taris, a bubble-covered island within the Pacific, to which a decide on few hundred humans have been evacuated while Earth's population took every thing just a little too a long way and started to self-destruct. On Taris there are numerous principles governing visual appeal, behaviour, even procreation . yet all are for the nice of the group, to make sure the survival of humankind.

Or are they? As Taris' safe setting starts to collapse and Juno's wondering nature takes carry, she uncovers a few startling inconsistencies in lots of of the 'factual' histories she has grown up with. She additionally starts to advance a few relatively startling, nearly supernatural, skills. As Juno faces expanding risk, she reveals allies within the so much impressive areas.

Juno of Taris examines many issues: peer strain, environmental breakdown, the fictionalization of heritage, societal keep watch over and hard authority yet possibly so much of all, it's a completely stable learn from one among our best possible writers for teenagers.

Literary Awards
Esther Glen Award (2009)

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Juno of Taris (Juno, Book 1)

Put up yr be aware: First released July 4th 2008
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Juno of Taris is the compelling new novel from Fleur Beale. It explores the fight of Juno, a tender teenager at the verge of maturity, who's torn among her have to slot in and belong in her society, and her becoming soreness and wondering of that society's ideas. Your usual youngster? no longer relatively! simply because Juno lives - within the not-too-distant destiny - on Taris, a bubble-covered island within the Pacific, to which a choose few hundred humans have been evacuated while Earth's population took every little thing just a little too some distance and commenced to self-destruct. On Taris there are numerous principles governing visual appeal, behaviour, even procreation . yet all are for the nice of the group, to make sure the survival of humankind.

Or are they? As Taris' secure surroundings starts to collapse and Juno's wondering nature takes carry, she uncovers a few startling inconsistencies in lots of of the 'factual' histories she has grown up with. She additionally starts off to strengthen a few really startling, nearly supernatural, skills. As Juno faces expanding probability, she unearths allies within the so much remarkable locations.

Juno of Taris examines many topics: peer strain, environmental breakdown, the fictionalization of historical past, societal regulate and hard authority yet maybe such a lot of all, it's a completely stable learn from one in every of our best possible writers for teenagers.

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Esther Glen Award (2009)

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Great mountains of flame stood in the squares of the Cities for three months. Then came the Great Rebirth. The words of the Evil Ones ... The words of the Unmentionable Times ... What are the words which we have lost? May the Council have mercy upon us! We had no wish to write such a question, and we knew not what we were doing till we had written it. We shall not ask this question and we shall not think it. We shall not call death upon our head. And yet ... And yet ... There is some word, one single word which is not in the language of men, but which had been.

We Street Sweepers work in brigades of three, and we were with Union 5-3992, they of the half-brain, and with International 4-8818. Now Union 5- 3992 are a sickly lad and sometimes they are stricken with convulsions, when their mouth froths and their eyes turn white. But International 4- 8818 are different. They are a tall, strong youth and their eyes are like fireflies, for there is laughter in their eyes. We cannot look upon International 4-8818 and not smile in answer. For this they were not liked in the Home of the Students, as it is not proper to smile without reason.

The laws say that none among men may be alone, ever and at any time, for this is the great transgression and the root of all evil. But we have broken many laws. And now there is nothing here save our one body, and it is strange to see only two legs stretched on the ground, and on the wall before us the shadow of our one head. The walls are cracked and water runs upon them in thin threads without sound, black and glistening as blood. We stole the candle from the larder of the Home of the Street Sweepers.

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