Monday, February 28, 2011

The Declaration

If you were given the chance to live forever, would you take it?

In the year 2140, immortality has become the norm. All it takes is a little pill called Longevity. But it comes with a terrible price.
You must sign the Declaration... a promise that keeps you from ever having legal children.
 Anna is a Surplus. According to the Declaration, she is a criminal- for being born.
Her parents tried to keep her hidden, but she was discovered and taken away to cold Grange Hall.
Its cruel headmistress brainwashes her into believing that she owes society for her very existence... and that she's fit only for a short life of slave labor.
Anna has one secret- a diary, into which she writes down all her hopes and dreams.
Then a boy named Peter arrives, disrupting the rigid order of the school.
He won't obey the headmistress, says that Longevity is wrong... and that Surpluses are not worthless. He tells Anna that she has parents who love her, and want her back, if she could only escape.
Should Anna trust this rebellious newcomer, or the headmistress who has shaped her thinking since she was two years old?

The Declaration is a chilling, exquisite tale. It's a tale full of suppressed longing for freedom. The beginning hooked me, and kept me hanging until I'd read the last word.

1 comment:

  1. Abigail - this looks like a book I need to read. Thanks for the recommendation. I think I might add this type of entry to my blog.