Article 5
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By Kristen Simmons

dystopia | 362 pages | Published in 2012

New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., have been abandoned.The Bill of Rights has been revoked, and replaced with the Moral Statutes.There are no more police—instead, there are soldiers. There are no more fines for bad behavior—instead, there are arrests, trials, and maybe worse. People who get arrested usually don't come back.Seventeen-year-old Ember Miller is old enough to remember that things weren't always this way. Living with her rebellious single mother, it's hard for her to forget that people weren't always arrested for reading the wrong books or staying out after dark. It's hard to forget that life in the United States used to be different.Ember has perfected the art of keeping a low profile. She knows how to get the things she needs, like food stamps and hand-me-down clothes, and how to pass the random home inspections by the military. Her life is as close to peaceful as circumstances allow.That is, until her mother is arrested for noncompliance with Article 5 of the Moral Statutes. And one of the arresting officers is none other than Chase Jennings—the only boy Ember has ever loved.

ISBN_13:9780765329585

Quotes

Freedom is the right to be wrong, not the right to do wrong.

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Sometimes the hardest part of living is knowing you have choices.

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The truth may not set you free, but at least it lets you sleep at night.

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Fear is an excellent motivator.

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In the end, all we have is our actions, and the choices we make define us.

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The line between right and wrong is blurred when survival is at stake.

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Love is a dangerous luxury in a world where trust is scarce.

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Sometimes the only way to find yourself is to lose everything.

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The world is a cruel place, and sometimes the only justice is the one you make for yourself.

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Hope can be a dangerous thing, but it's the only thing that keeps us going.

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