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December 27, 2010 11:42 PM Subscribe
ID this YA book about a dystopian city and clown-like savior.
posted by Maximian to media & arts (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Around 1989, I read (or was read) a book about a young person living in a semi-dystopian city. The technologically-advanced city was surrounded by a physical barrier or shell, and the air was provided by machines which either manufactured fresh air or purified it from outside. The machines were falling into disrepair, and no one knew how to repair them.
The protagonist (a young girl, I think?), along with other children, was smuggled out of the city by a jester-like character, and it turned out that the world outside the city was not so bad after all. That's about all I remember (and my memories aren't very good).