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The story is set in Northern California in the year 2315, when science has extended life expectancy to three-hundred years by effectively halting physical development in late childhood. Secured inside giant hives and protected from outsiders condemned to live natural lives, the forever children play at their endless games. But a terrible earthquake breaks the seal between the two worlds just long enough to throw the lives of two boys into turmoil, exchanging their destinies. Now Seelin must live as an outsider, growing up to raise a family in the chaotic wilderness, while Kianno takes Seelin's place as a forever boy. Years later, haunted by distant memories, Kianno and Seelin are compelled to cross forbidden boundaries to find each other, and to discover the lives which might have been their own. Their journeys take them into the heart of a struggle which threatens the very foundation of a world captivated by its own eternal youth.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 10%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 50%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 30% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   search for identity/new understanding Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Cultural problems, alien culture    -   Yes Culture clash-    -   one person from different culture of other persons

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   wealthy Age:    -   a kid


Terrain    -   Domed/Underground City Earth setting:    -   medium future 22-24th century Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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