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5 to 1: a novel

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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, doesn't want to be a wife, and Kiran, a boy forced to compete in the test to become her husband, has other plans as well. As the tests advance, Sudasa and Kiran 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 view--Sudasa's in verse and Kiran's in prose--allowing readers to experience both characters' pain and their brave struggle for hope.
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Level 4.7, 5 Points
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HL: High-Low 680L
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Full title 5 to 1
Author bodger holly
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-26 23:36:46PM
Last Indexed 2018-05-27 00:26:35AM

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subject_facet Arranged marriage -- Fiction, Family life -- India -- Fiction, India -- Fiction, Novels in verse, Obedience -- Fiction, Science fiction, Canadian, Women's rights -- Fiction, Young adult fiction
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topic_facet Arranged marriage, Family life, Novels in verse, Obedience, Science Fiction, Science fiction, Canadian, Women's rights, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Literature, Young adult fiction