Life can be confusing. Sometimes Phoebe can’t tell if she’s living in an old borrowed memory, though another person with whom she’s connected, or if she’s really there, as herself. She’s the last Sensitive created by the Order before they were all killed or driven into hiding—she’s one of a kind and trying to hide what she is from the Council of God. The curse started for her when she was just two years old, and as she grows older, she grows more sensitive to others around her—but Phoebe has another problem and she doesn’t even know.
The Balance is a Young Adult novel set in a post-apocalyptic future—almost 200 years after a global thermonuclear war nearly wiped out humanity. Phoebe is a product of the Order’s Future Man Project, a genetically-engineered Sensitive, like her mother before her.
The Balance is her story and the story of the clash between the Council of God, with its distrust of technology, and the Order, an organization steeped in science and engineering. The Order sees Phoebe as key to their future, but all she dreams of is to be a normal girl. But Phoebe would have no future if the Council discovered her identity.
The Balance, will be released this winter from Woodland Park Press