Morning Glory Academy is like an Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters gone sketchy. Luring teenagers from all around with the promise of a prestigious education, the academy gets more than it bargained for with the enrollment of Casey, Ike, Zoe, Hunter, Jade, and Jun. Turns out that these six adolescents all share the same birthday…and that is no simple coincidence. When the rest of her classmates seem disinterested in this suspicious connection, fearless Casey decides to investigate. Her prying eyes put her in direct confrontation with, “faculty liaison,” Ms. Daramount. Daramount has Casey tortured for her snooping (the book can be fairly abrupt like that), revealing that all contact with the outside world has been completely severed and, in some cases, their parents murdered.