All Rights ReservedBook - 2017
"In a world where every word and gesture is copyrighted, patented or trademarked, one girl elects to remain silent rather than pay to speak, and her defiant and unexpected silence threatens to unravel the very fabric of society. Speth Jime is anxious to deliver her Last Day speech and celebrate her transition into adulthood. The moment she turns fifteen, Speth must pay for every word she speaks ("Sorry" is a flat ten dollars and a legal admission of guilt), for every nod (99 cents a second), for every scream (99 cents a second) and even every gesture of affection. She's been raised to know the consequences of falling into debt, and can't begin to imagine the pain of having her eyes shocked for speaking words that she's unable to afford". (Publisher website).
Publisher: New York : Harlequin Books Teen, 2017
Branch Call Number: SCIENCE FICTION (TEEN) Katsoulis, Gregory Scott
Characteristics: 392 pages : map ; 21 cm
From Library Staff
Set in a future America where words and gestures are copyrighted and cost money to use, female protagonist Speth must either accept the rules of society or live in defiance through complete silence.