This is the complete series. All three books in one. Young Adult Fiction THE BIG WHEEL- Fifteen-year-old Paisley, quarantined on her family's Ferris wheel farm in Bavaria, Germany for twelve years after a deadly breakout of an unkwn virus, is thrust into a changed world. She discovers a newly formed class system after her mother and sister are taken. Colt, a neighbor boy, decides to join the rescue. Along the way, they are forced to become slaves as they 'fake' their way into a Sponsored Companions program that enslaves people as living toys for the royalty's rich, spoiled children. As they search for her family and a way back home, they are thrust into the fight for control of the world in order to gain their freedom and the freedom of all. TAKE THE HELM-Paisley and Colt escape slavery and must w gather their army of children and fight the new evil emperor. He is determined to be the ruler of the world. After the quarantine, the world struggles to regain communication. Along the way, our young leaders must t only persuade the Consortium of the World to vote for democracy, they must also convince the rest of the people that they are t the ones who unleashed the deadly virus again. The Emperor controls the news and is a master at manipulating the truth. Battling through the distrust, Paisley and Colt attempt to win the war with their only allies, the Undesirables and Uncounteds, the population with power. BATTLE FOR THE CURE chronicles the final battle for democracy of the world in this n-stop action packed conclusion of the journey of Paisley and Colt. Forced into a leadership role, they must grow up fast. A powerful mercenary, leader of the Mercs has married the queen and assumed the royal throne. He has one agenda, to rule the world. His lust for power has destroyed all of his humanity. The people of Earth have been deceived by his words or fear his wrath. Either way, the world will lose unless the rag tag army of children, Uncounteds, and Undesirables can find a way to defeat the Mercs, a well-equipped and well-financed foe. The rebels have wealth and few weapons. How can this group of misfits make a difference? Paisley and Colt, once bought as living dolls for the royal children making them in essence human slaves, must w gather their army of children and fight the new evil emperor. He is determined to be the ruler of the world. After a virus quarantined inhabitants of the planet for twelve years, the world struggles to regain communication. Along the way, our young leaders must t only persuade the Consortium of the World to vote for democracy, they must also convince the rest of the people that they are t the ones who unleashed the deadly virus again. The Emperor controls the news and is a master at manipulating the truth. Battling through the distrust, Paisley and Colt attempt to win the war with their only allies, the Undesirables and Uncounteds, the population with power.
Susan Womble is an award-winning author. Her first novel Newt's World: Beginnings won the 2008 Gold Medal Florida Book Award. Newt's World: Beginnings is also on the 2009-2013 Just Read Florida Recommended Reading List. Her writing credits also include Newt's World Beginnings Workbook (teacher's and student's editions), the second in the series entitled, Newt's World: Internal Byte and accompanying workbook. Susan Womble lives in Tallahassee, Florida with her family. She is a National Board Certified teacher with a career of teaching grades K-12th in the areas of reading, special education, language arts, math, social studies, and the profoundly handicapped. While teaching overseas in Hohenfels, Germany, she traveled extensively throughout Europe. Her first series deals with issues she saw in her class. She looked at her students in her classroom and wrote her book with video gaming, computers, texting, technology, virtual worlds, bullying, cyberbullying, tolerance, and fitting in issues. Her book is a story of friendship. The hero Newt using a wheelchair discovers what friendship is about and how to deal with bullies. The Big Wheel is a dystopian story. Womble decided to write about her experiences in Bavaria in this book using her firsthand accounts of the setting to weave a tale about a society long separated that has to find a way to work together again. Parts of the story deals with indentured servants, royals, slavery, the 'haves' and 'have nots'. Some people who have flaws are deemed Undesirable and labeled as such while others are branded as Uncounteds and are under the control of the mercenaries who sell people as slaves. Quarantined because of a virus outbreak twelve years this new society forms and communications are restored. It is a fight between the royals, the society of island people who control the root that cures the virus and the mercenaries who want to control everything and everyone. A small rebellion for democracy begins in a tiny farming village and spreads quickly throughout Bavaria and then to America.