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In a world where every word and gesture is copyrighted, patented or trademarked, one girl elects to remain silent rather than pay to speak, and her defiant and unexpected silence threatens to unravel the very fabric of society. Speth Jime is anxious to deliver her Last Day speech and celebrate her transition into adulthood. The moment she turns fifteen, Spth must pay for every word she speaks ("Sorry" is a flat ten dollars and a legal admission of guilt), for every nod ($0.99/sec), for every scream ($0.99/sec) and even every gesture of affection. She's been raised to know the consequences of falling into debt, and can't even begin to imagine the pain of having her eyes shocked for speaking words that she's unable to afford. But when Speth's friend Beecher commits suicide rather than work off his family's crippling debt, she can't express her shock and dismay without breaking her Last Day contract and sending her family into Collection. Backed into a corner, Speth finds a loophole: rather than read her speech - rather than say anything at all - she closes her mouth and vows never to speak again. Speth's unexpected defiance of tradition sparks a media frenzy, inspiring others to follow in her footsteps, and threatens to destroy her, her family and the entire city around them. -- From dust jacket.
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Last Grouping Update2021-01-15 15:32:50PM
Last Indexed2021-03-04 03:51:26AM
Novelist Primary ISBN9780373212446

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Copyright -- Juvenile fiction
Debt
Debt -- Fiction
Debt -- Juvenile fiction
Dystopian
Dystopian fiction
Dystopias
Dystopias -- Fiction
Dystopias -- Juvenile fiction
Electronic books
Families
Families -- Fiction
Families -- Juvenile fiction
Fiction
Freedom of expression -- Fiction
Freedom of speech -- Young adult fiction
Juvenile works
Manners and customs
Manners and customs -- Fiction
Manners and customs -- Juvenile fiction
Mutism -- Fiction
Mutism -- Juvenile fiction
Novels
Patents -- Fiction
Patents -- Juvenile fiction
Revolutions -- Young adult fiction
Science Fiction
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Science fiction
Silence -- Fiction
Silence -- Juvenile fiction
Teenage girls
Teenage girls -- Fiction
Teenage girls -- Juvenile fiction
Trademarks -- Fiction
Trademarks -- Juvenile fiction
YOUNG ADULT FICTION -- Dystopian
YOUNG ADULT FICTION -- Science Fiction
YOUNG ADULT FICTION -- Social Themes
Young Adult Fiction
Young adult fiction
Young adult works
title_displayAll rights reserved
title_fullAll rights reserved / Gregory Scott Katsoulis
All rights reserved [electronic resource] / Gregory Scott Katsoulis
All rights reserved [electronic resource]. Gregory Scott Katsoulis
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Debt
Dystopian
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Manners and customs
Mutism
Patents
Revolutions
Science Fiction
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Silence
Social Themes
Teenage girls
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