The UnwantedsBook - 2012 | First Aladdin Paperback edition
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The unwanteds takes place on an island known as Quill where creativity is illegal. Once a year every 13 year old is put into one of three categories. The wanteds, necessaries, and the creative unwanteds, who are killed. The story is based on twin brothers Alex and Aaron. Alex knows he will be unwanted and that Aaron will be wanted. But when Alex and the other unwanteds arrive at the lake of boiling oil they meet a magician named Mr.Today, who introduces them to the world of Artime.Throughout the book the Author switches between Alex and Aaron’s perspectives allowing the book to dive into the “good v.s evil” complex along with being a great coming of age story
Quill is an island where creativity is considered a crime. There is three main ranks in Quill. The high priest, wanteds, necessaries and the unwanteds. The High priests is Justine, she rules Quill, Wanted's goes to universities and learns math, military tactics etc, necessaries do labour work and the unwanteds gets sent to their death on the day of purge… so everybody thought. There are no holidays in Quill except on the day of Purge. At age 13, those kids are going to be judged between a wanted, a necessary and an unwanted. Alex Stowe and Aaron Stowe are twins. Alex is being sent to Death farm where the unwanteds die and Aaron is going to be a wanted. When Aex along with the the Unwanteds are at the death farm, Marcus Today saves them all and teleports them to Artime a place of freedom, where people can learn magic, express themselves, all the things a normal person would do. Artime has now been discovered and the war has started, will Artime manage to defend themselves from the wrath of Quill and will Alex have the strength to fight Aaron his twin brother.
In this society, creativity is frowned upon. small infractions of the law can turn you into an Unwanted, a child who is eliminated at thirteen. Alex and his twin are separated at the choosing, for one is Wanted, the other an Unwanted. But nothing is how it seems, for instead of losing his life, he finds a new one full of magic and wonder. The country must be saved from the mysterious powers that are ruling it with cruel force.