Pure by Julianna Baggott
Publication Date: 2012. Check Availability

Survivors from a series of widespread detonations across the United States end up in two vastly different scenarios. A select group of individuals invited to live in "The Dome" remain unaffected from the horrific damage the detonations caused. This society is called Pure; the dome inhabitants are forced to undergo mandatory genetic reprogramming. Those outside of the Dome become fused with nearby objects, animals. landscapes, etc depending upon how the detonations transformed them. They exist in a dystopic nightmare where individuals are taken at age 16 to either become killers or targets. "Pure," the introductory novel to this post-apocalyptic series, tells the story of two teens--one Pure, one not--who help each other escape from their current situations. (Holli)