The Rule of One
In their world, telling the truth has become the most dangerous crime of all.
In the near-future United States, a one-child policy is ruthlessly enforced. Everyone follows the Rule of One. But Ava Goodwin, daughter of the head of the Texas Family Planning Division, has a secret—one her mother died to keep and her father has helped to hide for her entire life.
She has an id...more
(Bonus: it doesn't follow the standard YA…moreIt gets a little better at the end, but it's a bit of a slog to get there. Luckily it's a pretty fast read.
(Bonus: it doesn't follow the standard YA dystopian formula of girl+love triangle+magical martial artist ability. That might make it less boring for some readers.)(less)
Due to the shortage of food and supplies in the United States the government began enforcing the Rule of One, that no family shall have more than one child to curb the population. Everyone has followed that rule for dec ...more
I am not sure why some authors of YA books insert plot developments that don’t make sense. Older readers would probably question these flaws, and sometimes it almost feels like younger readers are treated differently, as if they won’t catch on to the obvious problems with the story. Beginning chapters describe tunne ...more
This is the story of identical twins. They’re given alternating chapters but, as I couldn’t tell the difference between them , this was pretty pointless.
The setting is a futuristic America, where climate change has done its damage and where the population is controlled by a mixture of B ...more
I usually do much lengthier reviews, and I'll end up coming back and adding more to this, BUT... let me just say, that my mom and her twin sister were both born in China during WWII. In a small village in Manchuria, twins were still uncommon. Their mother was called every manner of insults, most notably animal names that denoted the kinds that bear litters. Women in their village did not have twins. If multiple pregnancies were suspected, the ...more
The Rule of One is about twin sisters sharing a single identity in an America that is full of propaganda and surveillance and has a one child rule. A story told about twins by twins as only they can tell what it must really be like. An own voices novel in a dystopian world filled with oppression, surveillance and rebellion stands out as these twin sisters fight for their right to live.
The Rule of One was a short fast paced ...more
Honestly, this book was SUCH a drag for me. I figured I should try some YA dystopia again since that was literally my shit before and I freaking loved it. This story offers nothing new, it's boring, it's predictable and the writing is was okay-ish. The two sisters we are shown are likeable (no, not all characters need to be likeable but it doesn't hurt when you feel like you've read a novel like ...more
Now, the copious bad: This is a ripoff of a bunch of far better written and conceived dystopian fiction. The authors clearly read a bunch and decided to try their hands at it, but they needed way more editing and time to actually consider their story. Things are rushed and scattered, and some of t ...more
I was immediately intrigued by the concept of this book: identical twin sisters written by identical twin sisters. Ava and Mira are closer than most twins are, though not entirely by choice. The one child rule in this dystopian, near-future America means that they take turns going out into the world each day, and their struggle to maintain the facade of being a single ...more
The basic premise of The Rule of One is that in a near-future United States, overpopulation and climate change have led to the rise of a fascistic state which contro ...more
Twins Ava & Mira Goodwin are the main 18 year old characters in a dystopian future where the government decrees each family can only have one child, everyone is microchipped & only government Guards have guns. Definitely not a world I'd like to live in.
I SO look forward to book two. ;)
While I am fully an adult, finding a good YA novel that sweeps you into another world, but tells you more about yourself, is my favorite kind of not-so-guilty pleasure! This is a hold-your-breath, while you turn-the-pages kind of series. You want to hear every word more clearly. Ava and Mira are exactly the kind of main characters you want to keep hanging out with. You want them to be your best friends, Your sisters, and mainly to march alongside them on every page bc th ...more
I was really looking forward to this book, sadly it was a high disappointment, and unusually for me, I gave up having only read a third of the book.
Teen literature at the moment is swamped with books set in a dystopian future, and this is no exception. However, what the authors failed to do was to fully realise their world. World-Building is essential in setting yourself apart from other books, the reader must be able to actualise and visualise the works you have created i ...more
I'm still not exactly clear how pieces all came together in the end. Seemed convenient.
Anyway, I think folks who dig dystopian, illegal-to-be-alive-type stories will enjoy this as well.
I purchased my copy of this book.
The beginning was promising; we follow a set of twins living in a world where only one child is allowed (I spent most of the time I was reading craving an egg roll). They take turns spending days above ground and while one sister attends college, the other hides in a basement bunker.
The POV switches back and forth between the sisters, which is my first problem with this book. The twins (Ava and Mira) do not ha ...more
The plot itself was okay, but boring at times. The beginning was great and then they go on this survival trip where nothing really happens. They just go from place to place and meet people. I mean, it was a good survival story and the people they meet are all interesting, but for those who don't like ...more
Rating: 3 / 5
The Rule of One is a dystopian sci-fi YOUNG adult book. Despite being a rather young person (well, in my opinion at least), I found this book to be quite mehhh for my age, but it’s no way a middle grade book. It is set in the future where the United States has adopted the one child policy. I was honestly quite intrigued after reading the synopsis of ...more
In summary, I enjoyed reading the book and found the ending satisfying if a little naive. The writing was fluent and interesting and certainly didn’t wallow in adjectives and adverbs. In fact, for once i think there might have been room for some more padding s ...more
Ava and Mira are twins in a U.S. that only allows one child per couple. Twins are forbidden. So Ava and Mira trade off being Ava. I didn't really find the characters that endearing. This first book is setting up book 2, which could be a better story and may veer into something more unique. Let's hope so.
I really enjoyed this and can't wait to read book 2 to find out what happens next! Twins are fascinating to me and I think something like this could very well happen in a near future America. I also like the fact that twin authors wrote this story!
This book is said to take place in a not too distant future in the United States. Because of rising populations, increasing natural disasters, and shortages of food, the only hope for survival of the nation was to change various laws in the Constitution and enforce The Rule of One. One child, per family. It seems it ...more
I may have read it too quickly and missed some plot points, but I felt like I missed some stuff. Something would happen and then we would be in a whole 'nother scene. Still, I like it and I am planning on reading the next one.
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