Ummmm, I am rating this as five stars and would rate it a negative 10 for how scared this book makes me feel about our future. IT IS THAT REALISTIC AT THE HEART OF IT ALL.
I read this book today, September 29, 2018 after a very trying week for our country and the divide that is opening further along party lines and humanity. This is one of the best dystopian books I’ve read. It reminded me a lot of a Stephen King novel called “The Stand”.
This story is told from the protagonist’s point of view in both past and present tense. It’s a story that held my attention from beginning to end and I will admit that I skipped ahead a few times because I couldn’t stand the suspense.
The writing is very visual and I was able to read it as if I was watching a movie. I could go on and on and compare and contrast the state of the world today with the state of the world in this story. I could also go on and on about how the author has interwoven so many different elements, but I just don’t want to take away th journey for someone else.
I absolutely recommend this book to friends and family alike.
Review by @mauraharper