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How We Became Wicked

Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo
Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 13 & Up
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When an insect-borne plague begins to envelop the world, three sixteen-year-olds struggle to survive amongst the healthy “trues” and the infected “wickeds” in this gripping dystopian tale from the author of The Winter Place.

A plague, called Wickedness, is pulsing through the world; and in its wake, it’s dividing the population into thirds: 

The WICKED: Already infected by the droves of Singers, the ultraviolet mosquito-like insects who carry the plague, the Wicked roam the world freely. They don’t want for much - only to maim and dismember you. But don’t worry: They always ask politely first.

The TRUE: The True live in contained, isolated communities. They’re the lucky ones; they found safety from the Singers. And while the threat of the Wicked may not be eliminated, for the True, the threat has certainly been contained....

The VEXED: The Vexed are the truly fortunate ones - they survived the sting of the Singers, leaving them immune. But they’re far from safe. The Vexed hold the key to a cure, and there are those who will do anything to get it. 

In this brilliantly realized novel, three teens - Astrid, Hank, and Natalie - start to realize that the divisions of their world aren’t as clear as they seem, and are forced to question what being wicked truly means.

©2019 by Alexander Yates. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • 14-08-19

Surprisingly Gripping Storyline

Dystopian but not overdone, and it was not too scary - thank goodness! The book might do well with a sequel. This audio kept my attention and some parts had me on the edge of my seat. The narration was good so 4 stars overall for sure. 1 star missing because we never truly found out how everyone became wicked...only how it spread. Good Job.

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