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Bestselling Phoenix Author On Turning Real Life Into Dystopian Fiction

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Braken
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"The Darkest Minds" by Alexandra Braken.

The book "The Darkest Minds" imagines a future United States, where a mysterious disease has killed most of the country’s children, and the ones who survived develop special abilities seen as a danger by the government. The dystopian thriller hits the big screen today.

The series was written by Phoenix author Alexandra Bracken. Her latest book in the series, "The Darkest Legacy," came out this week as well.

The Show spoke with Bracken about the series. Don’t worry, there are no spoiler alerts about the plot here.

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Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.