The Unwanteds is by Lisa McMann. The first book in this series, dystopian fiction for young readers. Alex and Aaron are twins in a land called Quill. When you reach the age of thirteen, you are labeled "Wanted", "Necessary", or "Unwanted". Unwanteds are those who demonstrate any imagination or creativity. Aaron is a Wanted, but Alex is Unwanted and destined to be killed. But when Alex is led away to die, he and the other Unwanteds find themselves in the magical realm of Artime where art and creativity are valued. Alex decides to bring his brother to Artime, but Aaron has his own plans. The twins' break brings war to Artime.
Ratings: 6th grade - 8 out of 10.