by Kristen Landon Year Published: 2010 fantasy
"In a world not too far removed from our own, kids are being taken away to special workhouses if their families exceed the financial debt limit imposed by the government. Thirteen year old Matt briefly wonders if he might be next, but quickly dismisses the thought. After all, his parents are responsible for their spending right? But after Matt's family unexpectedly goes over their limit, Matt is whisked away to a workhouse where far more serious dangers exist than anyone on the ourside realizes- dangers that could change his reality forever."