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All Good Children by Catherine Austen
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Jul 23, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: african-american, bioengineering, friendship, families, guysread, immigration, canada, medicine, science-fiction, siblings, usa, young-adult
Read from July 22 to 25, 2012

This dystopian novel by a Canadian author (and 2012 Teen Top Ten nominated book) is set in a near-future America where a walled corporate-run town and paranoid news and media have led people to be more than willing to drug their children into obedience in order to ensure their future or so they believe. Maxwell Connors is a bright, smart alec, trouble-maker who suspects something rotten when the required NESTing innoculations start transforming regular kids into dull easily-conformable automatons. An interesting cross-border and social commentary on the direction the US is traveling in (yeah, Canada is where the discontented and oppressed Americans once again seek refuge -- gives me the warm fuzzies, missing the Great White North) as well as a good guy-friendly dystopian read.

Book Pairings:
Little Brother by Cory Doctorow, Truancy by Isamu Fukui, Unwind by Neal Shusterman.

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