How far would you be willing to go to change the world?
Have you ever felt like an outcast? That’s exactly how sixteen-year-old Judith feels. Having just transferred from parochial school after losing her mother, Judith is alone and vulnerable. When she meets Cain, she has no idea what she’s getting herself into. Cain is the most beautiful human being Judith has ever seen, but he hides a dangerous secret. When Cain’s recruits her for a job working with his surrogate father, her whole life changes. Things are great at first, but the more she learns about Cain’s world of climate crusaders, the more she questions his motives behind singling her out. Will Judith find a way out before it’s too late?
“You know that feeling when you’re totally fangirling a new YA and you want more, more, more? When you discover a new author and you just can’t get enough? That’s how I feel after reading Elise Abram…The New Recruit is a plot-driven emotional rollercoaster.”
—Maria Samurin, author
Rescuing food from the dumpster to feed the hungry, spending the weekend picking up garbage in a park, and attending peaceful protests all seem like great ways to make the world a better place but…
What if it’s not enough?
When sixteen-year-old Judith meets Cain, she has no idea what she’s getting herself into. Cain is the most beautiful human being Judith has ever seen, but he hides a dangerous secret. When Jo-Jo, Cain’s surrogate father, offers her a job, she accepts, unaware she’s been recruited as a pawn in Jo-Jo’s ecoterrorist plot.
Will Judith find a way out before it’s too late?
Does she have a choice?
In a time when jobs are scarce, politics are unstable, and the future is uncertain, all of us are vulnerable, willing to blindly follow a charismatic leader in exchange for the promise of a stable world view.