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Jason Zhou is trying to survive in Taipei, a city plagued by pollution and viruses, but when he discovers the elite are using their wealth to evade the deadly effects, he knows he must do whatever is necessary to fight the corruption and save his city.
Publisher: New York : Simon Pulse, 2017
Edition: First Simon Pulse hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781481489225
1481489224
Branch Call Number: FICTION Pon
Description: 327 pages ; 24 cm

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Want by Cindy Pon

Jason Zhou wants to make the world a better place. In recent years, a thick layer of toxic smog has covered Zhou’s home city of Taipei. Deadly viruses plague the city and the government is unwilling, or unable, to help those suffering from rampant pollution, poverty, and disease. (more)


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A scary but believable future set in Taipei, Taiwan. I loved learning about life in the city from a protagonist who loved it dearly, but also loved that the story is about young people fighting for what's right. - Sarah H.

It's the poor versus the rich in this novel set in a future Taipai, so dirty from pollution that people are dying. Although the rich elite have figured a way around an early death with special suits, the poor still suffer. Jason Zhou is determined to rise up and fight with his underground gang. W... Read More »

In futuristic Taipei, if you're wealthy, you can buy yourself a longer life by purchasing a suit to protect against the deadly plagues and pollution that surround every neighborhood. Jason Zhou wants to stop the injustice, and he suspects that the same company that makes the hazard suits is also ... Read More »


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Oct 31, 2017

this is such a good book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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