The official book trailer for the debut dystopian YA novel THE FORSAKEN by Lisa M Stasse, available from Simon & Schuster July 10, 2012. Recommended for fans of The Hunger Games, The Maze Runner, Divergent, The Forest of Hands and Teeth, and the TV show Lost. The Forsaken is about a 16-year-old girl named Alenna Shawcross who inexplicably fails a mandatory personality test and is diagnosed with a high level of subversive tendencies and a capacity for brutal violence. She gets exiled to a tropical prison island called "the wheel," controlled by wild tribes of warring kids. On the wheel, she must forge alliances, fight the machines that keep the kids on the island, and try to escape. Along the way, she makes close friends and falls in love--but her allegiances are tested, and not everyone is who they claim to be. Her escape attempt might be doomed to fail, but Alenna is determined to try anyway, no matter what the odds are. What she doesn't know is that the biggest surprise of all awaits at the end of her journey.