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Peace Out

(The Futures Trilogy #1)

3.6  ·  Rating details ·  53 Ratings  ·  9 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 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (first published December 2nd 2012)
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John Griffin
Jan 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
Jan 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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.
Jan 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I read this trilogy out of order--third book first--so that might have helped me to understand and enjoy this book more than I might have otherwise. It might not have mattered, though, because the world-building is impeccable. From the news clips at the beginning of each chapter (it's sort of distressing to find that Fox News still exists in this dystopia) to the consistency of the social structure of this near-future United States in these three books, she details the solutions politicians have ...more
Oct 02, 2013 rated it liked it
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Oct 06, 2013 rated it liked it
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
Laura Battle
Dec 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own, sci-fi
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!
Aug 31, 2013 rated it liked it
3.75/5 ... Interesting topic and good writing, but I wouldn't reread it ... Just not my favorite book.
Danitra Campbell
May 11, 2014 rated it liked it
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.
Jan 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
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.
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Guang Ming Whitley makes her home in Charleston, South Carolina. Her children’s middle names are, respectively, Aenea, Ender, Seldon, and Deckard.

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