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Generation Manifestation
Generation Manifestation

Generation Manifestation


Gen M


248 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: EPUB, Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $17.95 (US $17.95) (CA $23.95)

Publication Date: September 2021

ISBN 9781989055045

Rights: WOR

Jambor (Sep 2021)


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The award-winning, bestselling novel by Steven Bereznai (previously published as I Want Superpowers)

“A richly realized dystopian world that reads like The Hunger Games meets X-Men.”—Ryan Porter, The Toronto StarBy the award-winning, bestselling author (previously published as I Want Superpowers)New Apple Literary Award winnerGen M: Book 1; the adventure starts hereStrong, conflicted female protagonistNeurodiversityLGBTQ positiveLove-story lightDON’T BE DNA REGULAR. BE GENERATION MANIFESTATION.The Genetic Wars that turned most of the planet into a wasteland are over. The so-called “dregs” (DNA regulars) and superpowered Supergenics now live separately from each other—the Supergenics in the shiny towers of Jupitar City; the dregs across the river in the squat concrete buildings of the boroughs. But some dreg parents bear Supergenic children; under repressive laws, they must be sent to live with their own kind. THEY ARE GEN M.To find these special few, every teen faces Testing Day. When her turn comes, socially isolated Caitlin Feral is determined to Manifest powers like the heroes in the comic book propaganda she loves. If she fails, she faces a lifetime of loneliness and drudgery in the boroughs. How much is Caitlin willing to sacrifice to be a supergirl? When she uncovers dark secrets, does she dare start another war to reveal the truth?And…who will pay the price?


"A richly realized dystopian world that reads like The Hunger Games meets X-Men." —Ryan Porter, The Toronto Star 

"It's like the lovechild of 1984 and The Chrysalids." —Passport magazine

"A fun, engaging read about a strong heroine fighting her way through a disturbing and unique future world." —CTV News

"A refreshing and at times heartbreaking exploration for anyone who has wanted to be more than they are." —Nicole Demerse, Award-winning screenwriter/producer (Mohawk Girls, Degrassi: The Next Generation, 6Teen)

"Bereznai's prose keeps the heart and mind racing. His superhuman characters are unabashedly flawed and perfectly relatable idols for the 22nd century." —FASHION magazine

"Speaks to our inner kid who longed for the chance to defeat evil with the most extraordinary abilities." —Ryan Carter, Entertainment reporter, CTV

"I'm impatiently waiting for the sequel." —Elizabeth Sagan, Bookstagrammer

"Action-packed from the beginning!" —Stefan's Books

Author Biography

Author Steven Bereznai has been a writer/producer for CBC TV news, a travel writer, and is an award-winning, bestselling novelist. His titles range from children's picture books and tales of young adult superheroes to adult non-fiction about life as a gay man.