The Way Things Are
In the futuristic dystopian city Cassidy Mason lives in, life is pretty easy. Meals are delivered to houses, families are stable, and educations are fantastic. Except for the Rebels. At birth, everyone is marked with a symbol on their left hand. Three parallel white lines for Citizen, and a black X for Rebel. The Rebels live on the west side of the city and are trouble. Cassidy is the model Citizen. Her parents are Citizens, and Cassidy is their dream successor. One day, Cassidy takes the wrong bus from the Center, the school all Citizen and Rebel kids go, home. She meets Hunter, the typical Rebel. What happens when they collide? Will Cassidy ignore him, like Citizens are supposed to do, or discover that everyone isn't so different.