In our near future, the rich actively eradicate the poor class. To minimize future generations of poor, the rich pass laws making it illegal for the poor to have more than one child. As punishment for offenders, any subsequent poor child born is sent to government-owned work camps until they turn 18, giving their lives in hard labor as punishment for their parents. These camps are dangerous and self-policed by the violent children who grow up in them, orphaned and without morality, creating their own ruthless policing and punishment within the confines of its concrete walls at the hands of the Brutals.
Witt, a 14-year-old boy living at The Market, accidentally discovers secrets at the camp that would change the lives of the thousands of children that live there, and reshape society as a whole. But will he be able to survive the Brutals long enough to escape and share the secrets of The Market? Will he ever see his family again? Can hope overthrow oppression?
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