Format: hardcover fiction
Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5
Genre: science fiction
What did you like about the book? Dahlia, 16, lives in a world where there are 4999 others who share her face. She has been created in a lab to be a gardener for her city. She is not supposed to be able to feel love or have individual emotions. But when she meets Trigger, 17, in a broken elevator and discovers a spark there, she sets into motion a series of events that lay bare the scary truths of her city, their leaders and her genetic code. I couldn’t put it down! The idea is fresh and the action is non-stop. I loved the relationship between Trigger, 17, and Dahlia, 16, and I can’t wait to read the sequel. The end is very exciting and leaves you on the edge of your seat.
Anything you didn’t like about it? Nothing! It was really good.
To whom would you recommend this book? I would recommend it to kids who like The Selection, The Testing, Hunger Games and other dystopian fiction.
Who should buy this book? all middle schools and high schools
Where would you shelve it ? Science Fiction
Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? Yes! I loved it.
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Laura Gardner, Dartmouth Middle School, Dartmouth, MA
Date of review: June 15, 2017