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Philomel Proxy   by Alex London
On Sale Date: June 18, 2013
9780399257766, 0399257764
$17.99 USD, $19.00 CAD
Discount Code: A30
Hardcover
Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / General
Ages 12 And Up, Grades 6 And Up
Philomel
384 pages
5.810 in W | 8.550 in H | 1.260 in T | 1.090 lb Wt
148mm W | 217mm H | 32mm T | 494g Wt
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The adveture of the year!

Knox was born into one of the City's wealthiest families. A Patron, he has everything a boy could possibly want—the latest tech, the coolest clothes, and a Proxy to take all his punishments. When Knox breaks a vase, Syd is beaten. When Knox plays a practical joke, Syd is forced to haul rocks. And when Knox crashes a car, killing one of his friends, Syd is branded and sentenced to death.

Syd is a Proxy.  His life is not his own.

Then again, neither is Knox’s. Son to a master manipulator, Knox and Syd have more in common than either would guess. So when Knox and Syd realize that the only way to beat the system is to save each other, they flee. Yet Knox’s father is no ordinary Patron, and Syd is no ordinary Proxy. The ensuing cross-country chase will uncover a secret society of rebels, test both boys’ resolve, and shine a blinding light onto a world of those who owe and those who pay. Some debts, it turns out, cannot be repaid.

A fast-paced, thrill-ride of novel full of non-stop action, heart-hammering suspense and true friendship—just as moving as it is exhilarating.

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Alex London writes books for adults, children and teens. At one time a journalist who traveled the world reporting from conflict zones and refugee camps, he now is a full time novelist living in Brooklyn. You can visit Alex London at www.calexanderlondon.com

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"Put down what you're doing and read this book. Right now. The complex characters, intricate world, and blistering pace are off-the-charts amazing. I fell in love with this story from the first sentence to the final, epic page. London is a force to be reckoned with." -   Marie Lu, author of the Legend trilogy

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It’s the single most unpredictable part of the publishing business—that moment when you realize you’re reading a manuscript that changes everything. The rest of the world fades to black. All sound vanishes. Almost imperceptibly, you realize your adrenaline is coursing. Regular adjectives feel dull and unexpressive so you reach for comp titles: The Hunger Games, Alex Rider, The Whipping Boy, Feed – stories that thrill, that never let up, that appeal to boys as much as to girls. The titles buzz in your head like yellow jackets and it takes every ounce of restraint to keep from getting ahead of yourself. Because, in the end, the only thing that matters is the page in front of you, the words whipping by, the book they are forming.
 
What matters is the book.
 
And here is a book to be celebrated and put in the hands of hungry minds. Written by the effortlessly brilliant Alex London, edited by the equally brilliant Jill Santopolo. I have the easy part: being enthralled and telling you about it. Read Proxy and join me. You won’t regret it.

Michael Green
President and Publisher
Philomel Books 


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