OverviewEighteen-year-old Blanca has lived a sheltered life. Her entire childhood has been spent at Tabula Rasa School where she's been protected from the Internet. Blanca has never been online and doesn't even know how to text. Her lack of a virtual footprint has made her extremely valuable and upon graduation Blanca, and those like her, are sold to the highest bidders. Blanca is purchased by Cal McNeal, who uses her to achieve personal gain. But the McNeal's are soon horrified by just how obedient and non-defiant Blanca is. All those mind-numbing years locked away from society have made her mind almost impenetrable. By the time Blanca is ready to think for herself, she is trapped. Her only chance of escape is to go online.
Reviews"At its core, Genesis Girl is an exploration of power. Not simply the power that technology wields over us, but the power we must wield over ourselves." —Jeanne Ryan, author, Nerve
"A totally original sci-fi thriller, Genesis Girl plunges readers into a future world scarily like our own, where private lives are warped into commercial spectacles. The story of feisty heroine Blanca's battle to reclaim her identity kept me up late—with the computer and the TV off!" —Joshua David Bellin, author, Survival Colony 9
"Fast-paced, thrilling, and action-packed, Genesis Girl is a debut that will make you think about how the ways we use technology today could come back to haunt us in the future. The perfect start to a powerful, entirely original new series." —Laurie Elizabeth Flynn, author, Firsts
Author BiographyJennifer Bardsley is the creator of the blog Teaching My Baby to Read and the writer of the "I Brake for Moms" column for The Daily Herald. She lives in Edmonds, Washington.