Sunday 18 July 2010

READING: The Declaration by Gemma Malley

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. 

In a world,not really so distant,where scientists have discovered immortality in a form of a little pill what would you think would happen with the next generations to come?

Malley sets her book in a future where everyone can live forever,in a world so overcrowded and overused that in order to preserve its current inhabitants, no future generations must be allowed to be created!Immortality comes in the form of some little pills and a huge price to pay... Noone can live forever and have kids!

This book takes almost everyone's deepest desire to live forever and makes it a terrible reality,with all the consequences and questions such a prospect would arise.

I can't even begin to describe how much i enjoyed reading this book!It's one of the books that focuses on making its reader think rather than simply entairtaining him and i dare say it accomplished both!It was fast paced,with characters that i found myself thinking even after i finished reading the book,with enough twists in the plot to keep you turning the pages and an ending that leaves you wondering...

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