Sunday, June 5, 2016
Interesting take on a society that's been hijacked by the government.
Interesting take on a society that's been hijacked by the government. Shrinking land mass and limited food supplies have created a need to prevent the population from outstripping the resources available in this futurist world. Told through the eyes of a child, the reader is as naive as the teller, the story and the facts revealing itself with a slow simmer. Michael is an officer in a agency that takes care of mistakes. Mistakes being children born outside of the confines of a strict law controlling the population. No couple can have a child until someone has died. He and his wife have a secret and that secret is tearing him apart.
David Estes writes with a clear, crisp voice. Michael's anguish, his regret poignantly presented. The boy's desire to know more, his yearning to be accepted just as brilliantly portrayed.
This is a book that compels the reader to push on, despite tired eyes and the coming dawn. It begs to be finished in a marathon weekend of reading.
Carole P. Roman