Now this is a great dystopian novel (which is one of my favorite genres).
All about what would happen if humanity’s life span dramatically shurnk due to all our “progresses” in science.
What would it do to the social makeup of our lives if everyone was only living 20 years? How would we keep the human race surviving?
Great book! I totally recommend it!
When scientists engineered genetically perfect children, everyone thought it would ensure the future of the human race. Though the first generation is nearly immortal, a virus causes all successive generations to die early: age 20 for women, 25 for men. Now, girls are kidnapped for brothels or polygamous marriages to breed children. Rhine is taken from her hardscrabble life and sold with two other girls to Linden Ashby. Though they live in a palatial Florida home surrounded by gardens and treated like royalty, the girls are sequestered from the outside world, and Rhine longs to escape. Her growing affection for her sister wives, her pity for Linden, and her fear of Housemaster Vaughn, Linden’s manipulative father, keep her uncomfortably docile, until she falls for servant Gabriel.
- Hardcover: 368 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing; 1 edition (March 22, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781442409057