Rather than swallowing the pill, she chooses to live with the memory, and the devastating memory that her mother shares as part of the process of visiting a TFC for the first time. Now Nora is finding herself drawn towards Micah, the boy who told her not to swallow the pill, and his friend Winter. Together the three of them come up with an idea that will change the lives and views of people around them - and place them at risk from the highest levels of the "terror organisation" that is wrecking havoc on their city.
This is yet another dystopian novel, and yet again this could easily have gone either way - either onto the discard pile after a few pages, or giving it a chance to get good. I chose to keep going, even though I found the beginning and the format a little ho-hum, and I am glad I did because it very quickly turned into an interesting read. It was not particularly in-depth, and it didn't have hugely fleshed out supporting characters, but given the way the story unfolds (as a confession of sorts from three young people) that makes sense and stays true to the story.
It was a fun little read, and a made a nice change from some of the more intense things that I have been reading lately. A sequel is promised and there is a website so readers can fall more deeply into the world of Nora and her family and friends. Don't expect too much from this story and you won't be disappointed. Expect it to be detailed and indepth and meaningful and you will be disappointed.
If you like this book then try:
- The walls have eyes by Clare B. Dunkle
- The tunnels of Ferdinand by James Moloney
- Fearless by Tim Lott
- The declaration by Gemma Malley
Reviewed by Brilla