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5 to 1

(2015)
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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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Hardback Editions

May 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: 5 to 1
Author(s): Holly Bodger
ISBN: 0-385-39153-6 / 978-0-385-39153-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
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May 2015 : USA Library Binding
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Title: 5 to 1
Author(s): Holly Bodger
ISBN: 0-385-39154-4 / 978-0-385-39154-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

May 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: 5 to 1
Author(s): Holly Bodger
ISBN: 0-385-39156-0 / 978-0-385-39156-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ember
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

May 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: 5 to 1
Author(s): Holly Bodger
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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