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.
A gripping and beautifully written dystopian page-turner from New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award finalist ALLEGRA GOODMAN.
In the eighteenth glorious year of Enclosure, long after The Flood, a young girl named Honor moves with her parents to Island 365 in the Tranquil Sea. Life on the tropical island is peaceful--there is no sadness and no visible violence in this world. Earth Mother and her Corporation have created New Weather. The sky is always blue and it almost never rains. Every family fits into its rightful, orderly, and predictable place...
Except Honor's. Her family does not follow the rules. They ignore curfew, sing songs, and do not pray to Earth Mother. Honor doesn't fit in with the other children at the Old Colony School. Then she meets Helix, a boy with a big heart who slowly helps her uncover a terrible secret about the Island: Sooner or later, those who do not fit disappear, and they don't ever come back.
Honor knows her family could be next, and when the unthinkable happens, she must make the dangerous journey to the Other Side of the Island--before Earth Mother comes for her too...
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.