Contender

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Young Adult  |  House: Booksie Classic
Raised from the ashes of the fallen United Nations, the International Perpetuation Federation conceals the idea of human extinction behind the captivating notion of brutal live entertainment, order, and silence. The Board of Independence, led by Madame Camille Baskerville, watches over everything. Every month the lower-class members of society are injected with one of two liquids, a deadly poison or a sample of the cure to the plague that often ravishes their closed-off world. The three people that get infected every month, the victims, can only be saved by selecting a single champion to compete in a series of deadly trials constructed by the Federation.
But when seventeen-year-old Gunner Ward thinks he can save his family by getting them out of the walled commonwealth, he’s captured and taken prisoner. Instructed that he must either compete in the Tournament or be killed in a public execution, Gunner initially goes into the first round convinced he can easily fail and save himself because unlike the rest of the contenders, he doesn’t have anyone to fight for. It’s only when Gunner discovers he’s actually competing for the life of the most important girl in the entire world, Joy Baskerville, the daughter of the head chairman of the Board of Independence, that he must decide between saving himself and failing the Tournament, or risk his life to save the girl that could be his key to finding happiness in the light of the end of the world. But there’s something different about this girl, and Gunner knows it. She could be the cure the world is looking for. The one with the answers to saving everyone.
Gunner must become a contender to be this world’s last defender.

Table of Contents

Chapter One

Submitted: July 18, 2016

C  H  A  P  T  E  R 1   Gunner Ward searched the walls of the Enclosure for any signs of lif... Read Chapter

Chapter Two

Submitted: July 18, 2016

C  H  A  P  T  E  R 2   Gunner felt the explosion stir from deep within his bones, starting ... Read Chapter

Chapter Three

Submitted: July 18, 2016

C  H  A  P  T  E  R 3   Gunner Ward was a “traitor to society”, said every single news-s... Read Chapter

Chapter Four

Submitted: July 21, 2016

  C  H  A  P  T  E  R 4   Chains draped Gunner’s body from head to toe. They’d ... Read Chapter

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