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Freedomland by Anne Bean
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Mar 11, 10

bookshelves: science-fiction, 2010
Read on March 10, 2010

I was very pleasantly surprised by this book. I started out reading it because 1, one of my friends from high school wrote it, and 2, I happen to really, really like science fiction. It definitely had notes of The Handmaid's Tale (i.e. the "Christian" takeover of America), some other themes common in futuristic SciFi, as well as some very fascinating biocomputer concepts as an integral part of the story. Lili and Elijah are well-written and well-developed protagonists. This story was really hard to put down, as I really wanted to see what happened next. The ending was not one I would have written, and it made me a little mad, but in a good way, because it was something different than what I expected. I enjoyed the subtleties of the culture Anne develops, and the pervasive nature of technology as a warning to us not to lose our humanity.

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