May In The Wastelands | ✓

May In The Wastelands | ✓

54.7K Reads 5.5K Votes 54 Part Story
Megan L. By MeganLin90 Completed

May is an 18-year-old with scoliosis in a future where technology is banned and seasons no longer exist. Soldiers--part of the ruling upper class rumored to have been created in labs--arrive at her remote farming village to kidnap the lower class citizens for use in labor camps in the capital city of Asmara. May, small from the curve in her spine, manages to evade capture by hiding in a drainage pipe.

In her search for help, she encounters Raphael, an upper class leader of rebel houses. He needs May. She's the only one small enough to navigate the underground pipes that link Asmara with the rebel houses.

May becomes a critical player in the efforts to overthrow the monarchy, but everything changes when her engineer friend, Joel, uncovers secrets about the world--and about the upper class--that leads May to the Wastelands. This is a whirlwind story of trust and emotional strength in a world of brutal oppression.

HUGE plot twists ahead! Don't say I didn't warn you.

This is a Young Adult Science Fiction novel with a bit of romance and a lot of heart.

Book 1 of the Kazar Series. Book 2 is Seeking The North Star (in progress).

MitW is now complete!

Appropriate for ages 13 and up.

Trigger warnings: Labor camps, violence, and brief mentions of sexual assault.

8/30/2018 LONG-LISTED FOR THE WATTYS 2018!
8/29/2018 Featured on the Wattpad Hot List
7/5/2018 #3 on the Science Fiction Hot List

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HighSt0rm HighSt0rm 2 days ago
The moment I read that the protagonist had scoliosis, I couldn't help but strain my finger for clicking on it so fast. I am a 14-year old with a 38-degree curve in my lower spine. So yes, I have scoliosis and I certainly hope this story covers how terrible it can be.
I just want to thank you for writing this, I've had scoliosis for two years now and until now I have never read about a character with scoliosis. I just wanted to let you how much it means to me.
I was diagnosed with scoliosis about 8 or 9 years ago. I had to wear a Boston brace for 2 1/2 years while I went through puberty. Now my scoliosis is stable. I may have to have surgery later in life though. I hate having scoliosis. It’s awful and my back hurts almost everyday.
KoolKarma21 KoolKarma21 Sep 06
Hey!  new here
                              
                               just like to know before I read did you do your cover or you had someone do it?
This so sweet and a great way to memorialize your friend <3 I have scoliosis as well but it's not very severe, and I've heard of how painful it is when it's really bad. Congrats on making the longlist :)
bededreams bededreams Sep 02
This is so beautiful, i know i don’t know you but i’m proud of you for keeping her essence alive and finding the strength to keep on, if you ever need anything i’m here