The Unwanteds

The Unwanteds

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In a society that purges thirteen-year-olds who are creative, identical twins Aaron and Alex are separated, one to attend University while the other, supposedly Eliminated, finds himself in a wondrous place where youths hone their abilities and learn magic.
Publisher: New York : Aladdin, 2011
Edition: 1st Aladdin hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781442407701
1442407700
Characteristics: 1 online resource (390 pages)

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In the land of Quill, turning 13-years-old means that each child gets sorted into the Wanted or Unwanted category. The unlucky Unwanted are sentenced to death. All that changes when Alex finds himself transported to Artime where he gets to study magic alongside other Unwanted. Soon Alex finds him... Read More »

In the land of Quill, turning 13-years-old means that each child gets designated into the Wanted or Unwanted category. Those who are Unwanted are sentenced to death. All that changes when Alex finds himself transported to Artime where he gets to study magic alongside other Unwanteds. Soon Alex... Read More »


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navy_wolf_412
Aug 05, 2017

This book is among my favorites!

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 03, 2017

This book was probably the first book that really got me into the love of reading. I loved the message I got from the book; how even if you feel unwanted or different there's a whole other world of people just like you, and that you shouldn't hide your creativity and imagination. This book gave so many twists and turns, that overall gave me an emotional roller coaster, being scared, to intrigued and everything in between. This book created a world in my mind I would love to be in! I loved the characters the author had created, and the relationships they had with each other. I have to fully agree with Kirkus Reviews that it is a mix of Hunger Games and Harry Potter. It made my mind whirl with all the possibilities of what could happen next, and boosted my own imagination to think of living in the wonderful world! I loved the overall plot of this book, and it is a novel I will definitely read again, 5/5 stars!
Also, just as a side note, all seven of the books in this series are amazing and they all really develop the story and plot!
- @MyWeekIsBooked of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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SuperFuzzyBunny
Jul 08, 2017

I couldn't put this book down, it was so good! Great plot full of surprises and amazing storyline!

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FinleyVickers
May 16, 2017

BEST SERIES EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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ashspassion
Apr 15, 2017

it is SOOO crazy what Lisa Mcmann can come up with! AMAZING!

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brown_owl_127
Jan 29, 2017

I read this book a while ago, and I still keep coming back to it! I wish ! could find another book that is just as good! So glad Lisa made it into a series! I never wanted it to end!

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brown_bear_1383
Nov 09, 2016

SOO! good very magical

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arielzwang
Sep 05, 2016

This book is the type where I had to force myself to keep reading at first, but then I couldn't tell myself to stop. I didn't find myself so attached that I was thinking about it everyday, but I would still recommend this book.

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Redha
Jul 23, 2016

Personally, I would recommend this book. Its amazing!

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hongsukshim
Jul 15, 2016

This book is amazing because it is full of creativity like turning art into magic and weapon! I also love that this book is a series and I'm looking forward to it!

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navy_llama_76
Jul 23, 2017

navy_llama_76 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 15

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red_zebra_1050
Apr 17, 2017

red_zebra_1050 thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

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ashspassion
Apr 15, 2017

ashspassion thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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brown_owl_127
Jan 29, 2017

brown_owl_127 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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brown_bear_1383
Nov 09, 2016

brown_bear_1383 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 13

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Redha
Jul 23, 2016

Redha thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 16

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amelialnicholls
Mar 31, 2016

amelialnicholls thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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orange_fox_293
Mar 21, 2015

orange_fox_293 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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red_lion_353
Feb 07, 2015

red_lion_353 thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

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PianoGuy159627
Feb 01, 2017

Artimé

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biz101
Jul 01, 2016

Creativity is a gift, but in Quill it is a crime

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yellow_whale_97
Jun 28, 2016

"So tell me, how does it feel to be Eliminated?"

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book_worm_Sam
Jun 28, 2015

Time holds hope for many impossible things.

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biz101
Jul 01, 2016

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.

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Green_Dog_886
Jul 25, 2013

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.

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brown_bear_1383
Nov 09, 2016

Other: Very intense and dramatic dont read it if you are a crier

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