Pulse Point

Colleen Nelson with Nancy Chappell-Pollack


A Novel


Best for ages 12-15 years

2020 MYRCA Northern Lights Nominee

2019 SYRCA finalist

CBC Books names Pulse Point is a Top Ten book to watch for this spring!

Forest of Reading 2018 Teen Committee Summer Reading pick! Books for teens, recommended by teens.

“It’s a tense read with all the attributes of great YA: relationship drama, interfering progenitors (i.e., parents), burgeoning romance, secrets, confusion, and conflict … Look carefully and you’ll see how Pulse Point‘s worlds could be our own.” — CanLit for LittleCanadians

“Tense, engaging, thoughtful.” – Ali Bryan, 49th Shelf

For Kaia, setting foot outside can be deadly. Climate change has made Earth too dangerous for people to live anywhere but inside the City. Run on the energy created by its Citizens and sustainable in every way, the City uses microchips, called pulse points, to control the energy its inhabitants use.

When Kaia’s pulse point malfunctions, she experiences freedom from the strict City rules for the first time in her life. With unlimited energy, she doesn’t need to run for hours on a sensor mat, and she can share energy to hide her grandmother’s failing health. But a shocking discovery makes her question what goes on inside the City walls and sets her on a journey to discover the world outside them.

Additional Information

Weight 0.3 kg
Dimensions 12 × 21 × 2 cm

Epub, Mobi, Paperback

About the Author

Colleen Nelson with Nancy Chappell-Pollack

COLLEEN NELSON is the award-winning author of YA fiction books Finding Hope (2016), 250 Hours (2015), The Fall (2013) and Tori by Design (2011). Colleen works as a teacher librarian in Winnipeg where she lives with her husband, two young sons and three grown step-children.

Colleen and her sister NANCY CHAPPELL-POLLACK have collaborated on many projects over the years but this is the first book that they have worked on together. Nancy lives in Winnipeg with her family.