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Peace Out (The Futures Trilogy #1)

3.58 of 5 stars 3.58  ·  rating details  ·  40 ratings  ·  8 reviews
When the time comes, will you Peace Out?
Take control of your life.
Take control of your death.

Sammy and Becca's parents are dead set against them doing Peace Out Education.

Olivia and Joe plan to Peace Out together.

Anna and Scott landed prestigious internships at Peace Out LA...and found each other.

Marty just wants to be left alone.

In the vein of 1984 and Lois Lowry's The G
Paperback, 170 pages
Published December 4th 2012 (first published December 2nd 2012)
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John Griffin
Peace Out

Peace Out tracks four distinct story lines - or, perhaps more accurately put, case studies - about assisted suicide. Each story/case study goads the reader to see the topic from different angles, some pro, some con. Would a future in which assisted suicide is not only legal, but inviting and even publicly encouraged, be utopian? dystopian? Whitley's stories are filled with enough detail to help move the discussion beyond superficial relativism. The answer is not simply that it depends o
Laura Howard
I enjoyed the various perspectives regarding assisted suicide. The author explores a range of issues that could arise and tells the story as if it all makes perfect sense and could be plausible in the very near future. One is left wondering if our own thoughts and feelings on the topic are as cut and dry as we thought.
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I found this book to be very thought-provoking. Unlike Lowry's "The Giver" series (which deals more with the loss of emotion within a community and the ramifications thereof), "Peace Out" is set in a society that pretty much mirrors our own. That makes the debate over assisted suicide feel much more real, as the scenarios the author chooses are those that the reader may have actually experienced. Although there are brief moments when the writing suffers from overabundant detail, by and large, it ...more
Loved the topic, it read fast, but seemed like it had to reach to connect everyone. However, a good book club book to inspire discussions.
Danitra Campbell
A very interesting premise. My main criticism was that, with it being so short and there being so many pov, I never really cared about any of the characters. Worth the read though.
Laura Battle
Written by a new friend of mine here in AK, this is an interesting read. It certainly makes you think and would be an incredible book club discussion starter!
3.75/5 ... Interesting topic and good writing, but I wouldn't reread it ... Just not my favorite book.
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G.M. Whitley was raised on her father's collection of Robert Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, Zenna Henderson, and Julian May. They are her primary influences, though her love of speculative fiction now encompasses three full bookshelves of her home library. Born and raised in Los Angeles, G.M. spent her childhood reading whenever the opportunity presented itself, including during school, meals, and when s ...more
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