I don’t often read dystopian fiction but was pleasantly surprised to discover how much I enjoyed this book.
Seventeen year old “Nine”, as part of a batch of young people raised in a laboratory environment in a land called Freedom must now choose her future. Will she be male or female, will she keep her own red hair and freckles and choose to look like everyone else? How will this affect her friendship with Theron, her fellow batchling? The question that bothers her the most is “why is she so different from everyone else?”
The plot was not complicated but the twists and turns kept me so glued to the book that I finished it in two days. I felt myself growing attached to the 17 year old “Nine” as she begins her voyage of self-discovery. I would love to read a follow-up to this story. This would make a great movie!
About the author:
Ilima Todd was born and raised on the north shore of Oahu and currently resides in the Rocky Mountains. She never wanted to be a writer even though she loves books and reading. She earned a degree in physics instead. But the characters in her head refused to be ignored, and now she spends her time writing science fiction for teens. When she is not writing, Ilima loves to spend time with her husband and four children.