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Flash Point

Nancy Kress

Kress's first book for teens is set in a near-future America after "The Collapse" destroys the economy and brings widespread disease and poverty. Sixteen-year-old Amy Kent is desperate to provide for her family, so she jumps at the chance to star in a new reality TV show. As one of seven teenagers on Who Knows People, Baby--You?, Amy is under constant surveillance which allows viewers to predict how each cast member will respond to unexpected situations. As the scenarios become more dangerous, Amy finds it increasingly difficult to tell what's real and what's staged. Soon she is fighting for her life--on and off camera.