by Wendy Alane MacFarland
ASUA is the gritty story of a fourteen-year-old 'tunnel' girl who is forced to confront threats of sexual assault and child marriage as she tries to save her kidnapped sisters from surface 'Raiders' and 'the Green Zone' in the not -too-distant future.
The Tunnel - After the collapse of technology, Kate lives with her mother, father and younger twin sisters on a tunnel farm. A Raider force from the surface attacks. Kate escapes by hiding in a prepared burrow away from the house. Her mother and father are murdered and the Twins kidnaped. After burying her parents Kate sets out to save her sisters from the horror of captivity and slavery.
Above ground for the first time in her life, Kate finds the Twins, but is betrayed by a friend. Captured by the Raiders Kate and her sisters are taken to a large Raider gathering where they will be sold as slaves. There is an explosion which allows Kate and her sisters to escape. They find refuge in the Green Zone, a city inhabited by engineered humans who are seeking ovum 'donors.'
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