How far would you go to rescue your friends? Katy has just turned seventeen in the year 2055, when an unlicensed pregnancy is a felony, and children born without a license can be confiscated by the state. She learns that she was one of those children who had been seized by the ruthless Population Control police. Through heroic efforts her mother rescued her, but Katy’s two best friends had to be left behind. She has no idea where they are now, since children are farmed out to factories once they turn sixteen. Now that she remembers, she is determined to find them. Her search will take her from her privileged life to a place of fear and dehumanization that she had never imagined existed.