Synopses & Reviews
Earth Mother is always watching... And one brave girl is about to find out why.
"Goodman's fiction proves that she can tackle big subjects with graceful and perceptive prose...a topnotch genre piece." - Publishers Weekly
, starred review
"Gripping, beautifully written...evokes Lois Lowry's The Giver. Goodman does a stellar job. A bracing, exhilarating novel.. .Big Brother better watch out." - The Washington Post
"A dark vision rendered in wonderful and imaginative detail. . .timely and disturbing. Likely to be read in one sitting." - L.A. Times Book Review
"Reminiscent of Lowry's The Giver. . .Compelling." - School Library Journal
From New York Times bestselling author Allegra Goodman comes a post apocalyptic novel about love, loss, and the power of human choice.
Honor and her parents have been reassigned to live on Island 365 in the Tranquil Sea. Life is peaceful thereathe color of the sky is regulated by Earth Mother, a corporation that controls New Weather, and it almost never rains. Everyone fits into their rightful and predictable place. . . .
Except Honor. She doesnat fit in, but then she meets Helix, a boy with a big heart and a keen sense for the world around them. Slowly, Honor and Helix begin to uncover a terrible truth about life on the Island: Sooner or later, those who are unpredictable disappear . . . and they donat ever come back.
About the Author
Allegra Goodman is a National Book Award Finalist and the author of Intuition, a New York Times Bestseller and Notable Book of 2006. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.