Candor

By Bachorz, Pam

Publishers Summary:
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.From the Hardcover edition.

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978-1-60684-044-3
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School Library Journal

Reviewed on November 1, 2009

Gr 7-Up A chilling dystopian novel set in the present. In Candor, FL, all of the teens respect their parents, study religiously, eat nutritiously, obey the rules, are always courteous, and refrain from physical contact. Sound unreal? It is. The citizens are controlled by subliminal messages in music. Those caught disobeying the messages or trying to escape are sent to the Listening Room and have their memories erased. Oscar, teenaged son of the town's founder, is the model Candor boyexcept th...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on September 1, 2009

- The book's dystopian vision is a darkly humorous take on parental ambition and the self-improvement culture. - The story is tightly plotted, with...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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