Saturday, February 28, 2015

Purenet by HJ Lawson

Dystopian novels are a dime a dozen these days. Really good, dystopian novels are rare. They all seem excruciatingly similar but Purenet has something, I  have yet to run across. Mind reading. Yes, Mind reading! It only happens amongst family members (and not all  can do it) but it adds depth to the storyline and makes the bonds between characters stronger while enticing the reader.

Purenet is one of six  underground, dome cities developed to protect the residents from harmful UVA rays. Skylier lives in, Cueva. Like many other dytopians it is a city in which the residents are being controlled unbeknown st to them. Skylier's mother is dying and the only way to get the money and medication to cure her is to become a  host or for her brother to be selected for the sanctions games.

On a school trip, Skylier overhears a secret -- a secret that gives her major insight into the working of, more to find out what this secret is!

The characters are well developed, interesting and like all good characters have flaws. The story is a page turner but it is tragically short!  There are a few twists and turns and you will be left wanting to know more.

Grade: A

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