Lauren Feuerman Rosario Feuerman Rosario von Bhatwara, Baidi, Uttarakhand 249125, Indien
Sich wiederholend und manchmal wirklich wenig hilfreich - der wenig gute Inhalt dieses Buches wurde von den schrecklichen Beispielen und überflüssigen Strategien, Schritten, Ansätzen ... igitt überschattet.
I love dystopian fiction and that is what brought me to this series. It's good, but I can't help but feel like the author is holding back on us. Is it because it's a YA book? That's lame if it is, but I wish I knew why. She has all the pieces of a great dystopian series and she leaves you wanting a bit more. She does make me want to continue, so it's not bad. Maybe that's because it doesn't really end....just continues to the next "chapter" in the boy's life. But she's got me intriuged, I'll tell you that, so she's done something right. This is about a time and place similar to ours, but due to famines and overpopulation the government puts a 2 child maximum on families. But some families rebel and have 3 or 4 children, illegally. These children are called "shadow children" and they are hidden from the world to protect them from a government that will kill them if they are discovered. The Population Police's job is simply this....to enforce the 2 child law at whatever cost! Luke is a shadow child, the third child of a poor farming family. He's forced to stay indoors and can't even look out the window for fear someone will see him and report him. His brothers get to go to school, work the farm and have normal lives. He's very jealous and just doesn't understand. Is he the only one? Why is he so "different"? But then one day he meets Jen, another shadow child like him, who lives next door. And his life will never be the same again. As different as his life was and as unhappy as he was with it....he'll wish he never crossed the yard to meet her!