Reading: All Good Children

I’ve started a book recently, even though I should be focusing on more important things, like school work of course.

I’ve started reading All Good Children by Catherine Austen. It’s a Canadian YA book that was nominated for the White Pine award.

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This book is basically about this place called New Middletown and it’s supposedly the most perfect place to live and people had been lining up to get into this city. There is a sort of Utopian vibe about this book as there are the “Ultimate”s, where the parents pay to get their children conceived in labs until they get the perfect egg, which is then implanted back into the womb. There are the “best of 3s” which are the best egg out of a batch of three. The rest of the eggs that are fertilized but not used, the narrator, Maxwell Connors, at the point where I’m at, does not know what happens to those eggs.

According to the synopsis, the people of New Middletown become increasingly obedient and more “good.” Maxwell manages to be one of the exceptions to this type of zombification and this troublemaker’s creativity may just save them in the end.

I’ve currently read about maybe 30 pages of the book and it seems interesting so far. I’m looking forward to reading the rest, if I don’t get sidetracked from reading by all the work that needs to be done.

Happy Reading, my lovelies.


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