Sunday, February 17, 2013

The Declaration Review

The Declaration (The Declaration, #1)The Declaration 

In the year 2140, it is illegal to be young. Children are all but extinct. The world is a better place. Longevity drugs are a fountain of youth. Sign the Declaration, agree not to have children and you too can live forever. Refuse, and you will live as an outcast. For the children born outside the law, it only gets worse – Surplus status. Not everyone thinks Longevity is a good thing, but you better be clear what side you’re on. . . . Surplus Anna is about to find out what happens when you can’t decide if you should cheat the law or cheat death.

My Review: 6/10

This kind of sci fi is harder to support- I had some issues with a never ending supply (?) of frozen umbilical cords to support the life of the entire world, when 99% of people were no longer having kids. As well as extreme energy, etc tarrifs, that no one seemed bothered by. At least not enough to do anything about it. I tried not to fixate on these issues, among others, because you have to just accept some things in a book like this. But the way Anna flips her opinion overnight, and how -everyone- turns on them was a little more than I could buy. The ending came together too abruptly and cleanly. And I'm not entirely clear on what happened with Sheila. All in all, it was an interesting concept and a fairly interesting storyline. But not one I could lose myself in. And not as "thought-provoking" as trumpeted.

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