Tommy and Careen have been vilified in the media for the Resistance's failed attempt to take down the Office of Civilian Safety and Defense. Both teens struggle to survive the circumstances that thrust them into the national spotlight, and this time, they don't have each other to lean on. They're on opposite sides.
Even though both the OCSD and the Resistance believe Careen's convincing defection, Tommy refuses to believe her loyalties have shifted. How can she be in favor of the OCSD's latest plan to monitor all minors with the Cerberean Link, a device that will track their every move?
Once upon a time, Tracy Lawson was a little girl with a big imagination who wanted to write books when she grew up. Her interests in dance, theater, and other forms of make-believe led to a career in the performing arts, where “work” means she gets to do things like tap dance, choreograph musicals, and weave stories.
We often look back on an event and wonder how in the world we ever let things get so out of hand.
In Ignite, the president begins to realize he's like the proverbial frog in the pot--put him in cold water, and increase the heat so gradually that he won't realize he's in trouble--until he's nearly cooked.
Trusting the wrong person with power has led the entire country into a dire situation.
President Wright was one of the most powerful people in the free world, but he was never meant to be the sole decision-maker in any crisis. That sort of presidential power only existed in schoolchildren’s politics. When he was newly elected, it had been a relief to let Stratford, the experienced OCSD director, take the lead on the nation’s never-ending security issues. It had been a jolt to realize that, over time, Stratford had usurped most of his power and attained so much influence over the other branches of government that no one dared challenge his authority.