If you had the option of falling in love but risked being killed because of it, would you still do it? Set in the year of 2093, America as we know it has been split into six regions all governed by individuals of wealth and stature. Every ten years, the citizens of each region are required to give up their newborns to either have them placed into a learning facility where they will stay for twenty years or be killed. In this facility they are taught to simply not feel any sorts of emotion, including compassion, empathy, and especially love as it is punishable by death. But what if you found it? Is love really worth dying for? This story follows a nineteen year old girl who was raised behind the facility walls where you are not known as a person but as a number...and she wants out. When a dangerous opportunity arises for her to escape, a certain green eyed guard helps her do it. Once she's on the outside and running for her life, she meets someone new. Someone who is from the city, someone exciting and adventurous. LAZARETTO is a gripping novel about a girl who literally makes a name for herself, all while trying to figure out a world she never knew anything about.