Imagine a town with no parents and no laws enforcement, filled only with 80-odd graduating High School seniors. Things are going just about as well as you could imagine. However, things aren't exactly what you might think. Everyone has multiple lives, just like in video games. That is, until people start dying for good.
Will our protagonist, Min, survive the free-for-all and discover the dark ideas at work behind the scenes, or will she die in this story reminiscent of The Hunger Games and The Maze Runner?
When Ivy's life is torn apart--first a tornado and then the loss of her book of secret drawings-- she has no idea what to do. She is afraid, afraid that someone will discover her struggle with her sexuality and afraid that the storm will tear her family as well as her home into pieces. Her struggle is powerful and relevant in today's world, and encourages kids to stand up to deliver their own "letter to the world" by following their hearts and being themselves.
Fovea Hippocrates Munson is not having a good summer. After spending the school year friendless and bullied about her parents'... interesting... profession, Fovea is ready to escape for the summer. She is dismayed to find that this year, escape is not an option. Having parents who run a cadaver lab is never great, but being forced to skip out on summer vacation to work for them as a receptionist makes it a whole lot worse. Things are boring and gross at first, but get a little less dull and a lot more disgusting when several severed heads start talking to her.