Thursday, January 26, 2012

Review of "All Good Children" by Catherine Austen

All Good ChildrenAll Good Children by Catherine Austen

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Received to Review
Genre: YA Dystopian

Description from Goodreads: In the not-too-distant future, Max tries to maintain his identity in a world where the only way to survive is to conform and obey.

My thoughts: This book deals with another future scenario gone horribly wrong.

Max is a teen who is living in a highly sheltered community. The city is gated and you must have a place to live to get in. He is told how lucky he is to be where he is. The city is full of geriatrics. They are all sent to a nursing home to live out their days in peace and comfort.

Things begin to change when the kids are given vaccines that alters their personality. The teachers and administrators are thrilled and call it nesting. Max and his friends call them zombies. Then it is Max's grades turn to get the vaccine.

This is very interesting. I can't help but think about how for some there is a push to medicate active children so they are more manageable. (Just a thought.)

I take this as a cautionary tale. There is sex talk and repeated use of the "F" word.

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