In the model community of Candor, Florida, every teen wants to be like Oscar Banks. The son of the towns 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, compliantperfectthrough subliminal Messages that carefully correct and control their behavior. And Oscars built a business sabotaging his fathers scheme with Messages of his own, getting his clients out before theyre turned. After all, who would ever suspect the perfect Oscar Banks?
Then he meets Nia, the girl he cant 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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Pam Bachorz's debut novel was inspired by the six years she lived in Celebration, Floridaa "model" small townwhen she thought, What if...? She now lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with her husband and son.
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