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The Unidentified

(2010)
A novel by

 
 
Fifteen-year-old Katey (aka Kid) goes to school in the Game - a mall converted into a 'school' run by corporate sponsors. As the students play their way through the levels, they are also creating products and being used for market research by the sponsors, who are watching them 24/7 on video cameras.

Kid has a vague sense of unease but doesn't question this existence until one day she witnesses a shocking anticorporate prank. She follows the clues to uncover the identities of the people behind it and discovers an anonymous group that calls itself the Unidentified. Intrigued by their counterculture ideas and enigmatic leader, Kid is drawn into the group. But when the Unidentified's pranks and even Kid's own identity are co-opted by the sponsors, Kid decides to do something bigger - something that could change the Game forever.

This funny, sharp, and thought-provoking novel heralds the arrival of a stunning new voice in teen fiction.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Praise for this book

"SUBVERSIVE, cleverly written, CHALLENGING, and SURPRISING." - Cory Doctorow


Used availability for Rae Mariz's The Unidentified

Hardback Editions

October 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Unidentified
Author(s): Rae Mariz
ISBN: 0-06-180208-5 / 978-0-06-180208-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

April 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Unidentified
Author(s): Rae Mariz
ISBN: 0-06-180209-3 / 978-0-06-180209-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


January 2011 : Australia Paperback
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Title: The Unidentified
Author(s): Rae Mariz
ISBN: 1-921656-93-X / 978-1-921656-93-4 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Text Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

October 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Unidentified
Author(s): Rae Mariz
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA