The Once and Future Presidents
It's the year 2071, and democracy has been reduced to little more than a reality show. Great heroes from the past are being cloned and raised to compete in the entertaining, but deadly Democracy Games. Watched nightly by an obsessed nation, the teenage legends battle against each other to win the ultimate prize-the presidency, or face permanent retirement.
When sixteen-year-old Arthur Ryan is arrested in front of his whole school, he thinks his life is over. An hour later he's standing on Air Force One, before the most powerful man in the nation, who has a secret to tell him. Arthur wasn't born-he was made; a perfect genetic copy of President George Washington. Forced to compete in the Democracy Games, Arthur struggles to be the man he is meant to be, and the hero the nation expects. But as the games take a darker turn, he starts to suspect that the stakes are much higher than the presidency. Before long, he's not just running the race for the White House, he's running for his life.
"Hunger Games fans would love this, a different view of future USA. Really enjoyed the originality. A page turner..." AW
"A wonderfully Satisfying reading experience." Gail C.
"It's AWESOME. It's really, really well written, like professional level, and edge-of-your-seat exciting." vkbloodgood
"Arthur, the protagonist, is a great kid, and we really rooted for him." Peds R.N.
"If you're looking for a really good read, try this book!" MR
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