Young adult dystopian fiction. A post-apocalyptic society that believes that all conflict, which creates wars, arises from differences, so members of "The Community" that is governed by "The Peace" are stripped of any and all things that make them unique. Individuals are not allowed names, but are referred to by a series of letters and numbers (for example, the main character goes by ); citizens do not even know what hobbies are, but follow the same strict 24-hour schedule that dictates their entire day; personal choices are non-existent, and the The Peace controls any major life choices -- who one would marry, how many children one would have, what one would do as a job, etc. To keep their citizens compliant and happy, The Peace also dopes them with a drug that is mixed into their daily rations of applesauce. The main character, who later on in the story is known as Eden, dreams of a more colorful life. She often sneaks out, climbing up on a hilltop to watch the sun set each night. After her little brother becomes ill (illness is very rare in The Community, and those infected are put into quarantine), Eden begins to more seriously question The Peace. She leaves, becomes a part of a small group of misfits that share her same values, dyes her hair pink, and eventually confronts The President himself -- who turns out to be a handsome man her own age that has many demons of his own.