Twisted facts and bent truths take center stage in this sequel to Verify, which #1 New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins calls “a thought-provoking tale of intrigue, beautifully crafted.”
Meri Buckley has lost everything. She lost her mother to a fight much bigger than herself. Her father to grief, fear, and denial. And the truth—to an overbearing government that insists that censorship and secrecy is the only path to peace.
But though Meri and her band of truth-seeking Stewards did lose the first battle in their quest to enlighten the public, they have not yet lost the war.
Meri can start the revolution she seeks, if the powerful figures who profit from the status quo don’t find her—and kill her first.
Joelle Charbonneau has performed in opera and musical-theater productions across Chicagoland. She is the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Testing trilogy and the bestselling Dividing Eden series, as well as two adult mystery series and several other books for young adult readers. Her YA books have appeared on the Indie Next List, YALSA’s Top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, and state reading lists across the country. Joelle lives in the Chicago area with her husband and son. www.joellecharbonneau.com
— Ellen Hopkins, #1 New York Times bestselling author
Praise for Verify: ““[Verify] builds steadily from simmering disquiet to a shattering final showdown that will leave readers desperate to reach the conclusion and anxious for sequels. Both timely and relevant in the age of fake news... a worthy read that will have readers wondering just how much truth they really want to know.”
— Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“Wow! Shades of Fahrenheit 451 and Orwell’s 1984... Painfully real and urgent. Read this book.”
— Michael Grant, internationally bestselling author of the Gone series
“Words, history, books, and their truths must prevail. Verify is a very timely tale and one that will leave you impatient for the next book in the series.”
— Becky Anderson, Anderson’s Bookshops
“At once timely and timeless, Verify reminds us of the power of words and the importance of truth. Thrilling and terrifying, it is an undeniable call to action. Trust but Verify that this is the perfect book for our times.”
— Rachel Bellavia, Read Between the Lynes
“Charbonneau deftly immerses readers in a future that feels unnervingly possible, where truth and history are no longer related to fact. A powerful reminder of the potential we each hold to demand and influence change.”
— Sara Grochowski, McLean & Eakin Booksellers
“What would you give up for security? Words? Books? Your freedoms? Look up the word ‘verify,’ and you’ll start unraveling why you need to read and discuss Charbonneau’s book. I shivered when reading her latest creation. You will, too.”
— Joe Hight, president, Best of Books, Edmond, OK
“This book captured me from start to end and has a crucial message around the power of words and the right we all have to each and every one.”
— Destinee Hodge, East City Bookshop