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Author: Gregory Scott Katsoulis
Publisher: Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin Teen, [2018] ©2017
Series: Word$, 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In a world where every word and gesture is copyrighted, patented or trademarked, one girl elects to remain silent rather than pay to speak, and her defiant and unexpected silence threatens to unravel the very fabric of society. Speth Jime is anxious to deliver her Last Day speech and celebrate her transition into adulthood. The moment she turns fifteen, Spth must pay for every word she speaks ("Sorry" is a flat ten  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Young adult fiction
Science fiction
Dystopian fiction
Fiction
Juvenile works
Young adult works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory Scott Katsoulis
ISBN: 9781335017222 1335017224
OCLC Number: 1046657593
Awards: YALSA Teens' Top Ten Nominee 2018.
Description: 377 pages : map ; 21 cm
Series Title: Word$, 1.
Responsibility: Gregory Scott Katsoulis.

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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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