By Alex London,

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Knox was born into one of the City's wealthiest families. A Patron, he has everything a boy could possibly want -the latest tech, the coolest clothes, and a Proxy to take all his punishments. When Knox breaks a vase, Syd is beaten. When Knox plays a practical joke, Syd is…

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2 authors picked Proxy as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

This is one of those books where you’re like – the premise couldn’t possibly be as good as the execution.  And yet it is. The dystopic world in which Sid has to take the punishment for all of Knox’s behavior is so rich and dark and delicious it resonates as a class critique of our own world without even having to try. It’s a knock-out debut, and I can’t wait to jump into London’s Black Wings Beating, which is next on my Kindle.

Knox has it all. Born into a wealthy family, he has the latest tech, a fancy car, and riches beyond his greatest imagination. Syd has very little. He spends his life repaying his debts to society and scrounging for tech he can fix-up.

The Twist? Syd is Knox’s proxy. Every time Knox gets in trouble, Syd is beaten while Knox watches. And when Knox commits an unspeakable crime, Syd’s life is on the line. 

Proxy is a fast-paced dystopian that left me flipping pages, rooting for Syd and cursing Knox until the very end. This was the first sci-fi I’d…

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