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In a future society in which the disabled are maligned, Whisper, who has a cleft palate, lives in an encampment with other outcasts until she proves rebellious and is sent to Purgatory Palace, where she must make difficult decisions.

Orca Book Publishers
Sixteen-year-old Whisper, who has a cleft palate, lives in an encampment with three other young rejects and their caregiver, Nathanael. They are outcasts from a society (in the not-too-distant future) that kills or abandons anyone with a physical or mental disability. Whisper’s mother visits once a year. When she dies, she leaves Whisper a violin, which Nathanael teaches her to play. Whisper’s father comes to claim her, and she becomes his house slave, her disfigurement hidden by a black veil. But when she proves rebellious, she is taken to the city to live with other rejects at a house called Purgatory Palace, where she has to make difficult decisions for herself and for her vulnerable friends.
Whisper, a teen girl with a cleft palate, is forced to survive in a world that is hostile to those with disfigurements or disabilities.

Publisher: Victoria, British Columbia : Orca Book Publishers, 2014
ISBN: 9781459804753
Branch Call Number: Fiction StruykBonn TEEN
Characteristics: pages cm


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Jan 09, 2015

I really enjoyed this book, it was hard to put down


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