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(The first book in the Outliers series)
A Novella by

She's been sentenced to teenage prison...
When Carla Mainston is sentenced to two weeks in juvenile detention for dirtying someone else's carpet, she promises to never break the rules again - no matter how stupid they are.

She thinks that the worst that can happen is she'll be bored to death, but it seems that the wicked warden of the institute plans to keep her imprisoned indefinitely in the detention center, along with all the other kids trapped behind its dark walls.

In an attempt to escape, Carla discovers the monster on the fourth floor and uncovers a darker purpose to the institution. She will have to fight for her freedom if she wants to go home. She will have to break all the rules if she wants to survive...

Detention is a YA futuristic funny scifi story in The Outliers, a fantasy comedy series set in a colorful future world.

"Wildly, bizarrely, brain-punchingly inventive!" - Derek Landy, Author of Skulduggery Pleasant.

Interview with the Author

Q - What kind of reader would like this book?
A - I think this book will appeal to readers who are looking for a YA futuristic adventure that makes them smile. If you want to read a fast-paced HEA adventure about a funny science fiction alien, a strong heroine, colonization or a humourous teen adventure that is set in a dystopian future world, then you'll probably enjoy these stories. The young adult fantasy books in The Outliers contain humorous mysteries set in a unique science fiction world, so each book explores different colonies; their gods, societies, spies and superheroes. The storylines span from alien colonization and comedy spies to deadly viruses and the apocalypse, so there are a lot of elements that any sci-fi reader would enjoy. Also, these are rom com humor books, so there is some romantic comedy in there too.

Q - Have you been writing for a long time?
A - Yes. I was first published in 1994, and since then I've written and published many books, including writing for Harlequin and winning the SYTYCW competition. It's been a fun journey so far. I've had the opportunity to work with and learn from some of the best writers in the world along the way, which has been amazing.

Q - What makes The Outliers so special?
A - I think it's the combination of light-hearted teen comedy and the vast science fiction world the series is set in that I enjoy about the stories. Along with the ya romance and juvenile detention, the series contains elements of funny time travel, science fiction satire and comedy spies. The stories are also teenage superhero novels with YA mystery in the mix. Each book is about a new colony, and each one is unique. It's exciting exploring all those different new colonies. On top of that, there are a lot of underlying themes that the stories touch upon in a light and teen-friendly way: developing societies, teen romance and relationships, stereotyping, cultural diversity, environmental issues. The series is based around very real themes that are cloaked in a funny scifi world.

Thanks for reading!

About This Edition

Language: American English
Genre: YA Futuristic Funny SciFi
Rights: Claire Chilton

Fantasy Comedy Series Books

- Detention | Book One
- Legacy | Book Two
- Shattered | Book Three
- The Fallen Queen | Origin Story

Fantasy Comedy Series Categories

- Dystopian Rom Com Ebooks
- Humorous Mystery Romance
- Teen Comedy HEA Adventure
- Strong Heroine Sci fi
- Young Adult Science Fiction
- Action Adventure Novel Series
- Teenage YA Mystery
- YA Scifi Romance
- Funny Science Fiction Alien
- Futuristic Fantasy Books
- Humorous Teen Colonization Novel

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Paperback Editions

May 2015 : UK Paperback

Title: Detention (The Outliers)
Author(s): Claire Chilton
ISBN: 1-908822-49-X / 978-1-908822-49-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ragz Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

April 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Detention: A YA Futuristic Funny SciFi (The Outliers Book 1)
Author(s): Claire Chilton
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA