Thursday, September 25, 2008

The Other Side of the Island

The Other Side of the Island by Allegra Goodman
Born in the eighth year of Enclosure, ten-year-old Honor lives in a highly regulated colony with her defiant parents, but when they have an illegal second child and are taken away, it is up to Honor and her friend Helix, another "Unpredictable," to uncover a terrible secret about their Island and the Corporation that runs everything.

1 comment:

Pinky Mccoversong said...

...a fresh take on conservationist dystopia, rife with plot twists and well-rounded characters. It is a science fiction that feels that it could be on the horizon, and a coming of age story that holds true in any generation. Compelling from page one, this is a novel that paints a terrifying, well-imagined portrait of the future and asks all the right questions.