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Candor

By Pam Bachorz

Candor
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  • Published in USA  Sep 2009,
    256 pages.
    Age range: Young Adult


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In the model community of Candor, Florida, every teen wants to be like Oscar Banks. The son of the town’s founder, Oscar earns straight As, is student-body president, and is in demand for every club and cause.

But Oscar has a secret. He knows that parents bring their teens to Candor to make them respectful, compliant–perfect–through subliminal Messages that carefully correct and control their behavior. And Oscar’s built a business sabotaging his father’s scheme with Messages of his own, getting his clients out before they’re turned. After all, who would ever suspect the perfect Oscar Banks?

Then he meets Nia, the girl he can’t stand to see changed. Saving Nia means losing her forever. Keeping her in Candor, Oscar risks exposure . . . and more.

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"On the whole, it's a compelling story that quickly becomes a page-turner. Be prepared for a chilling ending." - Publishers Weekly

"Despite the unsuccessful romantic element, overall it's a well-reasoned, creepily possible first novel." - Kirkus Reviews

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Rated 5 of 5 of 5 by Missviolinist
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I have had to read this book for a report, and i absolutely LOVED it. everything about it was amazing and I couldn't put it down XD

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Pam Bachorz's debut novel was inspired by the six years she lived in Celebration, Florida–a "model" small town–when she thought, What if...? She now lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with her husband and son.

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