Monday, May 4, 2009

The Other Side Of The Island, by Allegra Goodman

Interesting yet flawed YA sci-fi. Near future dystopia, and people who survived the Flood are living in weather-controlled domed areas. All must swear allegiance to Mother Earth, a fascist leader who drugs political opponents into zombie-like states, and who is misleading the populace in order to control all aspects of society. Honor, a recent refugee, and her parents already don't fit it, but life becomes much harder for her when her parents are Disappeared for being Unpredictable.
There was a lot that was good about this, but there were so many plot holes that it kind of fell apart. But what a great cover!

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