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A heart wrenching dystopian tale of choices and control from award winning author James Cardona. This dystopian young adult, action packed, romance adventure will keep readers guessing as mystery after mystery unfolds.Under the brown fog of a winterMoreA heart wrenching dystopian tale of choices and control from award winning author James Cardona. This dystopian young adult, action packed, romance adventure will keep readers guessing as mystery after mystery unfolds.Under the brown fog of a winter dawn,A crowd flowed over Community 17, so many,I had not thought death had undone so many.Sighs, short and infrequent, were exhaled,And each man fixed his eyes before his feet.Isaias grapples with forces coercing him to spy of his own people or assassinate innocent workers while he attempts to free himself from the fetid slum lanes and love sweet Jessia.Living in Community 17, Isaias is exposed to a constant push-pull struggle. He wants to escape the slum by becoming a citizen of the magnificent city, if he can only just pass programming. He has a dream, a small home in the city, married to Jessia, surrounded by his children at his knees. Is that life even in his grasp?A dystopian tale that sizzles, sparkles and pops with energy, ingenuity, imagination, and a wonderfully heightened sense of adventure. You won’t want to put it down until the dramatic ending.In Community 17, all is not what it seems. The Agency suppresses the free thinkers. Woe to any pleb found associating with them for those taken to harmonization are never seen again. The free thinkers desire to upend society and stop the foul and inhumane treatment of plebs by alerting citizens to their plight through violent insurrection. They engage Isaias to that aim. The reward for successfully carrying out a mission is Shambala, a place where one can think freely. But is Shambala the paradise every pleb says it is?This young adult, fantasy romance adventure is told from the perspective of Isaias and Jessia, two best friends trying to each program, become citizens and escape the slum lanes of Community 17 while trying to sort out their intense feelings for each other. Can Jessia share her feelings and risk their friendship? Can Jessia allow herself to love a man that might remain a pleb forever?Reviewers are saying of this young adult, dystopian, action packed, fast paced, romantic adventure, a perfect marriage of dystopian apocalyptic fiction, fist punching action and romance. I was gushing for their love affair and bouncing through the action scenes.It’s a fast paced, dystopian, young adult adventure tale of a controlling society and the fatal choice to join it or fight against its atrocities. Community 17 is sure to delight fans of dystopian, romance drama.Part thriller, part dystopian, and part mystery, Community 17 is suspenseful and exhilarating to read. It is impossible to put down.Full of action and drama with a full dose of romance, this book will appeal to the young adult who is looking for a fast paced, edge-of-your-seat adventure full of mysteries that will keep you guessing. Will Isaias and Jessia finally become citizens? Will they reveal their love for each other? What lengths is Isaias willing to go to achieve his dream? Will it change him?