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Jason Zhou is trying to survive in Taipei, a city plagued by pollution and viruses, but when he discovers the elite are using their wealth to evade the deadly effects, he knows he must do whatever is necessary to fight the corruption and save his city.
Publisher: New York :, Simon Pulse,, [2017]
Edition: First Simon Pulse hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781481489225
Branch Call Number: TEEN PON
Characteristics: 327 pages ; 24 cm

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lke70
Feb 27, 2019

Love this book. Reading it the second time

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Happy_Endings
Nov 06, 2018

Gripping action movie - you can see it as if it were on a movie screen instead of in a book in your hands. Lots of connections, too, to environment, politics and diversity. #ownvoices

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blue_dog_31717
May 06, 2018

Loved it. Even with a few flaws, this book still deserves the Cafe Book award.

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CraftedPixel
Feb 28, 2018

I love how it feels like you are watching a movie when you are reading this book!

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navy_elephant_243
Oct 31, 2017

this is such a good book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ArapahoeBridget Oct 12, 2017

I really liked this! The world building was perfect, and the sci-fi aspects wholly believable. It's a great choice if you want to start a discussion about the environment and technology, but it's also a really well executed thriller. Finally, I love the way Pon weaves food throughout her stories, and this book is full of tasty sounding snacks!

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 09, 2017

I think this is a really good book. I'm not done reading it, but I enjoy it so far. It's really well put together and the characters are really cute and interesting. I would reread Want when I get time. I also love the cover. The story touches on specific and significant problems of pollution and environmental issues concerning today's world.
- @SecretBlossom of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

In the foreseeable future, our actions have led to a polluted and inhabitable planet. To adapt to these changes, many companies such as Jin Corp, sell special suits that pump out regulated oxygen.  Jin Corp is determined to profit from these dire circumstances and they will stop at nothing to eliminate those who go against their beliefs. Unfortunately, due to the substantial costs of the suits, only the rich can afford to prolong their lives. After witnessing the deaths of many poor citizens, Jason Zhou (the protagonist) decides to stop Jin Corp once and for all. With some help, Jason decides to infiltrate Jin Corp by disguising as a rich boy. To gain access, Jason must first get Daiyu, the daughter of Jin Corp’s CEO, to fall in love with him. As Jason spends time with Daiyu, he begins to forget the purpose of his mission. Words cannot describe how much I loved this book. I loved everything about it, especially how it reminds the readers of what might happen if we continue to show disregard for the environment. I guarantee you that this book will be the next big thing. 
- @Vaseline of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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awsomegirl
Jul 22, 2017

This book will be the next big thing.

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blue_dog_31717
May 06, 2018

blue_dog_31717 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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cmlibrary_jcurrie Jan 05, 2018

Jason Zhou lives in Taipei, the air is so polluted in the city that people struggle to breathe. Many of the poor people wear only paper masks, while the wealthy citizens wear expensive environmental suits that provide clean air and a barrier to most of the diseases and germs. The poor people can’t afford these expensive suits, so they get sick easier and die younger. Jason and his friends are trying to make the world a better place for everyone, especially the poor citizens. Jason and his friends have a plan to infiltrate the rich and powerful, their target is the richest man in Taipai, Mr. Jin. He runs Jin Corp, the company that makes the special suits for the wealthy. Jason will go undercover and learn all he can about Jin Corp so that he can destroy it.

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