Candor by Pam Bachorz
Paperback, 272 pages
Candor is the perfect place – a Utopia – a place where no one wants for anything. The kids show up on time, do their homework, and never talk back to their parents. The problem with utopias is there’s usually something going on behind the scenes. A puppet-master pulling the strings and keeping secrets from the puppets.
Oscar Banks is the perfect son for the perfect place. A model Candor citizen. Except that he’s aware of how his father keeps everything in Candor perfect. When Oscar meets Nia, a newcomer to Candor, he doesn’t want her to be corrupted by the subliminal messages that keep everything in Candor running smoothly.
It is his attempt to save her that ends up threatening his own existence.