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The Ballad of Ami Miles

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Raised in isolation at Heavenly Shepherd, her family’s trailer-dealership-turned-survival compound, Ami Miles knows that she was lucky to be born into a place of safety after the old world ended and the chaos began. But when her grandfather arranges a marriage to a cold-eyed stranger, she realizes that her “destiny” as one of the few females capable of still bearing ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Expected publication: May 26th 2020 by Swoon Reads
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Samantha Hastings
Oct 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A compelling, post-apocalyptic story where the emphasis is firmly on the heroine.

Ami has been raised in a survival compound her whole life with the knowledge that it is her duty to have babies. When the world “broke” most woman had become in fertile. Ami’s mom was fertile which means she might be too. But when Papa Solomon brings an older stranger to impregnate Ami, she goes on the run... to find her mother. To find herself.

Ami’s character development shines in this story as she sorts out the
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B.R. Myers
Dec 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Part coming of age story, this YA dystopian tale is told through an authentic voice that’s as gritty and compelling as the main character herself. After escaping her family compound to avoid an arranged marriage to an older man, seventeen-year-old Ami desperately searches for a sanctuary and her long lost mother. Well versed in survival skills Ami manages to find safety only to discover that the world she knew was based on lies. With revelations that will keep the reader turning pages, the ...more
Melissa
Jan 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I wish I could’ve read this book when I was a teenager. I wonder how different my life might have been. A beautiful story that will make life a little better for young people finding their way in this very confusing world.

Thank you for telling this story.
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Shelves: 2020, arc-galley
Queer content: f/f romance, background f/f couple

Other: preachy and pedagogical. In a future where most people can no longer have children, Ami Miles escapes from the Heavenly Shepherd compound when her grandparents attempt to breed her with a passing stranger.
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