The Returners
The Returners (Declaration)
The Returners
Gemma Malley
London teenager Will Hodge is miserable. His mother is dead, his father's political leanings have grown radical, and his friends barely talk to him. To top it off, he's having nightmares about things like concentration camps. Then Will notices he's being followed by a group of people who claim to know him from another time in history. It turns out they are Returners, reincarnated people who carry with them the memory of atrocities they have witnessed in the past. Will realizes that he, too, is a Returner. But something about his memories is different, and with dawning horror, Will suspects that he wasn't just a witness to the events, he was instrumental in making them happen. Set in the near future, with the world on the verge of a new wave of ethnic cleansing, Will must choose to confront the cruelty he's known in his past lives, or be doomed to repeat it...

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  • Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Fifteen year old Will Hodges is different from the other kids in his school. His mom committed suicide which he witnessed when he was eight, his old shrink thinks he's paranoid when Will says "freaks" are following him around everywhere he goes, he's a witness to a murder and he has weird nightmares about people getting killed. One day one of the "freaks" tells him he's a Returner and for some reason he doesn't remember things he is apparently supposed to.

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