By ForeWord Reviews

Reaching beyond an exciting, dystopian plot, Karen Sandler tells the alarming story of a society that has come to devalue humans, turning many of them into commodities, and the courage it takes to face the truth needed to fight oppression.

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Such thought-provoking themes and the high level of character development, as well as an engaging plot, make the book ideal for a wide audience, although it’s tailored to science-fiction buffs. Especially well suited for the publisher’s recommendation of seventh to twelfth graders, the story pushes the genre into a new realm by featuring a heroine who is clearly being described as being dark skinned—yet another feature assuring that readers will take away a critical eye with which to view the world around them.