PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractAlix should have died years ago, her body ravaged by cancer. At fifteen, she's an anomaly among the Scavengers, who prowl the surface of war-ravaged Earth for scraps of the old world. When Above scientists capture Alix for medical testing, no one is sure that she will ever come back. A year later, she escapes, desperate to regain her old life-but friends have changed, loyalties have changed, and she has changed. Alix must find a way to blend old and new experiences together while outrunning the clutches of the scientists. No longer a child of Below, a fugitive of Above, she belongs to two worlds, both of which clamor to claim her as their own. A dystopian novel that asks what it means to grow up in a world full of flaws - this is Above Below.
Degree ProgramHonors College