Ella, born a starving destitute in the Outskirts, is now living the dream the Protectorate has designed. Chosen as a child, removed from her family, and brought into the safety of the Community, Ella’s life is laid out by the First Generation Creams that bought and paid for her. It’s the life that all other Chosen dream of, but for Ella, things aren’t always as good as they seem.
Inside she is safe from the monsters that roam the Outskirts. Inside she is stripped and molded into a Cream. Inside she will become the voice of the less fortunate that she once was. Inside she is never asked, only told what she will become.
Ella struggles to play along and toe the line. Although this is easy for most, it is contrary to her nature. She fears her missteps might reveal her deepest secret. She is desperate to be compliant, if only to stay hidden.
Will Ella become the obedient, grateful daughter she is required to be, or will she find the courage to fight back against the system and truly stand up for those without a voice?
Can she choose her own path, or is she destined to live the life allotted to her?
What if they find out who she truly is?