Author: Pam Bachorz
US Release date: September 22, 2009
Summary (from GoodReads): Oscar Banks has everything under control. In a town where his father brainwashes everyone, he's found a way to secretly fight the subliminal Messages. He's got them all fooled: Oscar's the top student and the best-behaved teen in town. Nobody knows he's made his own Messages to deprogram his brain. Oscar has even found a way to get rich. For a hefty price, he helps new kids escape Candor, Florida before they're transformed into cookie-cutter teens. But then Nia Silva moves to Candor, and Oscar's carefully-controlled world crumbles.
Why I'm interested: I like stories where the main character fights the norm (i.e. Scott Westerfeld's books) and I love a book that features a bit of dangerous. This book has a whole lot of both, plus it has a fantastic-looking cover.