Thora Green had a life once upon a time, but that ended the day her parents enrolled her in sleep clinic prison. At the facility her chronic insomnia is observed by scads of doctors, but she is never actually treated for her dire disease. In a feat of desperation, Thora escapes and heads straight for New York City. Buried deep in the city's underbelly, there is rumored to be a secret haven called the Insomniacs's Cafe: a place where people like Thora can find relief.
Michiko MacCailin is a member of the First Families, more concerned with her privileged lifestyle of ballet, spending time with friends, and planning her wedding than of the injustices suffered by the indentured workers of the all-powerful Propitious Interstellar Fabrication, Inc., the charter holder of the planet. When her activist fiancé is murdered at a protest rally, she blames the company and embarks on a personal mission of vengeance.
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In Boarding School Blues, 13-year-old Melinda's world is about to change. Her parents have decided to send her to a private high school. It doesn't matter to them that Melinda, who has spent her entire life in public school, does not want to go. It doesn't matter that Melinda will have to leave behind her friends, family, and everything she's ever known. Join Melinda as she struggles to adjust to her new home.