"Thanks to Ginnie, I'd always been somewhat aware of the audio surveillance police, but ever since the recent NonCon incidents downtown, and after seeing Gran's scrambler, I'd been thinking more and more about the ASP listening in on everything. "Is it safe? Can we talk here?"" (Page 137, ARC)
Book synopsis: In the year 2150, being a girl isn’t necessarily a good thing, especially when your sixteenth (read sex-teenth) birthday is fast approaching. That in itself would be enough to make anyone more than a little nuts, what with the tattoo and all – but Nina Oberon’s life has taken a definite turn for the worse. Her mother is brutally stabbed and left for dead. Before dying, she entrusts a secret book to Nina, telling her to deliver it to Nina's father. But, first Nina has to find him; since for fifteen years he's been officially dead. Complications arise when she rescues Sal, a mysterious, and ultra hot guy. He seems to like Nina, but also seems to know more about her father than he’s letting on. Then there’s that murderous ex-government agent who’s stalking her, and just happens to be her little sister’s dad.
XVI is a YA title, 272 pages, and will be published by Puffin/Speak Books on January 6, 2011.
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