Goodreads Librarians Group discussion

Gutter Child
This topic is about Gutter Child
Book Issues > Please Update Main Description

Comments Showing 1-3 of 3 (3 new)    post a comment »
dateDown arrow    newest »

message 1: by Cat (new)

Cat Veitch | 11 comments Hi there!

The retail description for Gutter Child by Jael Richardson has recently changed - could it please be updated on the Goodreads listing? The cover reveal is happening today, so wanted to make sure they match:

A fierce and illuminating debut from FOLD founder Jael Richardson about a young woman who must find the courage to determine her own future and secure her freedom

Set in an imagined world in which the most vulnerable are forced to buy their freedom by working off their debt to society, Gutter Child uncovers a nation divided into the privileged Mainland and the policed Gutter. In this world, Elimina Dubois is one of only 100 babies taken from the Gutter and raised in the land of opportunity as part of a social experiment led by the Mainland government.

But when her Mainland mother dies, Elimina finds herself all alone, a teenager forced into an unfamiliar life of servitude, unsure of who she is and where she belongs. Elimina is sent to an academy with new rules and expectations where she befriends Gutter children who are making their own way through the Gutter System in whatever ways they know how. When Elimina’s life takes another unexpected turn, she will discover that what she needs more than anything may not be the freedom she longs for after all.

Richardson’s Gutter Child reveals one young woman’s journey through a fractured world of heartbreaking disadvantages and shocking injustices. Elimina is a modern heroine in an altered but all too recognizable reality who must find the strength within herself to forge her future and defy a system that tries to shape her destiny.

Thanks so much!

message 2: by Elvenn (new)

Elvenn | 2730 comments Done!

message 3: by Cat (new)

Cat Veitch | 11 comments Elvenn wrote: "Done!"

Thank you so much! I really appreciate it.

back to top