Monday, October 02, 2006HAPPY OCTOBER!
Stolen Voices by Ellen Dee Davidson
In a protected city, youth are trained and taught to seek within themselves for their one true Talent -- the talent that they will use to help their society remain calm and free and joined by one voice. When it is time for her class to display their talents and be bonded together, Miri is shamed -- she has no Talent. Saddened that she will not be allowed to bond with her friends, she sneaks into the bonding ceremony and discovers horrifying secrets. Threatened with a life of slavery because of what she has seen, she escapes to a village on the outside and there discovers what freedom and peace really mean.
The first thing I noticed about this book (of course), was the cover, which makes much sense after reading the book, but which didn't make sense when I first picked it up. The story is interesting, a bit didactic and simplistic perhaps (especially in the resolution), but it does cover a new angle on the dystopic society and it's a quick read.
~emily - 12:56 PM~
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