In 2084, Hart Kang is the widely adored son of a politician who finds himself desperate to know what goes on inside the walls of the Teorrain, and if the government treats the Crossed people equal to Pravis, like himself, as they claim. Violetta Akan, is destined to live out her days in a town behind one of fifteen circular walls which separates her and others like her from civilization. Hart meets Violetta when he secretly discovers a tunnel into the Teorrain, and both of their lives get exponentially more dangerous when they find themselves falling for one another while a rebellion is brewing inside the walls.
“By bringing modern social and political issues to a futuristic stage, T.J. Rao’s The Crossed asks questions about race, culture, and what it means to be human. Great for readers who love YA dystopia like The Hunger Games and Divergent.” -Abi from Goodreads
“…T.J. Rao portrays the lives of mixed-race people in a way that has never been done in young adult fiction before, and her novel is one that will linger in your mind long after you have closed its pages.” -Kate from Goodreads