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Author Bailey, Em, author

Title The special ones / Em Bailey
Published South Yarra : Hardie Grant Egmont Pty, Limited
Richmond, Victoria : Hardie Grant Egmont, 2016


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Description 319 pages ; 21 cm
Summary Esther is one of the Special Ones - four people who live under the protection of a preacher in a remote farmhouse. The Special Ones are not allowed to leave, but why would they want to? Here, they are safe from toxic modern life, safe from a meaningless existence, safe in their endless work. He watches them every moment of every day, ready to punish them if they forget who they are - all while broadcasting their lives to eager followers on the outside. Esther knows he will renew her if she stops being Special, and that renewal almost certainly means death. Yet she also knows she's a fake. She has no ancient wisdom, no genuine advice to offer her followers. But like an actor caught up in an endless play, she must keep up the performance if she wants to survive long enough to escape
Analysis Australian
Notes "A claustrophobic and irresistible cult thriller like no other..." -- back cover
Audience For young adults
Subject Secrecy -- Teen Fiction
Reality television programs -- Juvenile fiction.
Prisoners -- Juvenile fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Secrecy -- Juvenile fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Cults -- Juvenile fiction.
Teenage girls -- Juvenile fiction.
Teenagers -- Juvenile fiction.
Secrecy -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Thrillers (Fiction)
Young adult fiction
Science fiction, Teenage.
ISBN 9781742976280