5 to 1

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By Holly Bodger
Publisher Knopf Books for Young Readers
5 to 1
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Part Homeless Bird and part Matched, this is a dark look at the near future told through the alternating perspectives of two teens who dare to challenge the system. In the year 2054, after decades of gender selection, India now has a ratio of five boys for every girl, making women an incredibly valuable commodity. Tired of marrying off their daughters to the highest bidder and determined to finally make marriage fair, the women who form the country of Koyanagar have instituted a series of tests so that every boy has the chance to win a wife. Sudasa, though, doesnt want to be a wife, and Five, a boy forced to compete in the test to become her husband, has other plans as well. As the tests advance, Sudasa and Five thwart each other at every turn until they slowly realize that they just might want the same thing. This beautiful, unique novel is told from alternating points of viewSudasas in verse and Fives in proseallowing readers to experience both characters pain and their brave struggle for hope.

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31796 words31,796 words
256 pages256 pages
Lexile HL680LLexile HL680L
Grade 7 to 9Grade 7 to 9
Published 2015Published 2015

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Book ISBN:

0385391536

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