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Fiction Ages 9-12
Pages: 208
Themes: dystopia, environment, science fiction
Publisher: Cormorant Books
Pub Date: 01/Sep/2018
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As far as Miranda1 knows, there is one world: Oculum. Its dome, its walls and its garden are all there is. That's what the residents have been taught since birth. But William1 shows her something: a door in Oculum's wall. And if there is a door, there must be something on the other side…

What they don't know is that there is a shattered world outside where a ragged few, such as Mannfred, Cranker and their friends, struggle to survive among the ruins. These people have heard of a paradise within Oculum. And they, too, have found a door.

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“This is a thoughtful, environmental re-working of The Tempest and Brave New World intended to challenge today's youth.”
“A gripping, dystopian page-turner that leaves you on the edge of your seat, hanging on to every word.”
CM: Canadian Review of Materials
“Well-written and an imaginative description of a future world struggling to survive, Oculum ends on a positive note, and the book should appeal to both boys and girls in search of adventure.”
Quill & Quire
“Its rich world-building and determined characters give it an originality that sets it apart from similar stories.”

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