In the Afterlight Summary
Alexandra Bracken

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In the Afterlight Overview

Bracken's The Darkest Minds: In the Afterlight is the story of Ruby Daly, a teenager with supernatural powers. Ruby and the other children of her generation are trying to find a semblance of a normal life, while bringing attention to the horrors they have faced in prison camps at the hands of government officials. Some have learned they cannot trust adults, but other children are calling on the adults to step up and force the government to make changes. Even after the children are freed from the prison camps, there are still challenges ahead. The main themes are the importance of hope, the necessity of family, and coming of age.

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