The Limit

The Limit

An eighth grade girl was taken today . . .

With this first sentence, readers are immediately thrust into a fast-paced thriller that doesn’t let up for a moment. In a world not too far removed from our own, kids are being taken away to special workhouses if their families exceed the 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 financially responsible, unlike the parents of those other kids. As long as his parents remain within their limit, the government will be satisfied and leave them alone. But all it takes is one fatal visit to the store to push Matt’s family over their limit–and to change his reality forever.

2012 Utah Book Award Finalist

2012-2013 Georgia Children’s Book Award Nominee

2012-2013 Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Award Program Nominee

2013 Louisiana Young Readers’ Choice Nominee

The Limit depicts a frighteningly familiar world with an unsettling twist . . . will keep readers guessing all the way to the end as they cheer on Matt’s ingenuity and his relentless search for answers.”
– Margaret Peterson Haddix, bestselling author of the Shadow Children series

The Limit is a wonderful book. This glimpse into a possible future becomes all the more frightening because of Landon’s incredibly developed characters and setting, making the whole experience feel all too real. Fast paced, full of great humor, adventure, and surprises, this is sure to be enjoyed by all ages.”
– James Dashner, author of The Maze Runner and the 13th Reality series

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Product Details:
Aladdin, September 2010
Hardcover, 304 pages
ISBN-10: 1442402717
ISBN-13: 9781442402713
Ages: 8 – 12
Grades: 3 – 7
My son created this animated book trailer of THE LIMIT for me for Mother’s Day. I hope you love it as much as I do.