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Braintown: a YA book with sci-fi elements. The book is set in 2060 and is told from the point of view of Alice Garcia, an iconoclastic teenager who wakes up on her seventeenth birthday, questioning, for the first time, everything about the town she’s lived in her entire life: her boy-crazy friends; her teachers’ propagandist curriculum; the pressure her parents put on her ...more
Kindle Edition, 150 pages
Published May 6th 2019
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Building on the Alice in Wonderland framework, Laura Hernandez creates a dystopian world ruled by a dictator and where girls are raised, no bred, to be trophy wives. Alice immediately does not fit in to her world and you are left to wonder how she has survived this long. She speaks her mind and as most teen feminist characters gets herself in trouble. Except in Braintown this can lead to death. After a tragic accident in a plastic surgery machine (a press of a button gives the teens dimensions t ...more
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