Linh Lee Lee itibaren 24734 Pobladura de Yuso, León, İspanya
Back in the old days people actually thought love was a good thing. They thought that it was powerful and could overcome all. They didn't realize just how deadly love really is. Thank heavens that the scientists and governments finally proved that love is in fact a disease and that there is a cure. Now everyone is safe after the procedure is done. You just have to make it to age 18 and then you can be sure that the deadly disease won't get you. Lena has counted down the days until her safety and she is so close. All she wants to do is be safe and she has complete trust that those in power are trying to do just that. But then, Lena meets someone--a boy someone. Life is flipped upside down and Lena doesn't understand any of it. Years of indoctrination are beginning to crumble around Lena and she doesn't know which side she wants to be on. Enjoyed the premise and plot line of the book. I love a good dystopian world and banning love definitely fits the bill. That being said, Lena kind of drove me nuts at times. I had to keep telling myself that the way she talked and acted was because of years of brainwashing and indoctrination. However, I wanted her to be a little stronger than what she was throughout. Also, I was a little disappointed in the pace of the book. It seemed a bit slow, but did pick up near the end. Overall a good book. There is some language in the book. I would gear this to high school and up.
It's been quite sometime since I read a Nevada Barr mystery. She certainly has talent as a writer but I did not find this story as engaging as others. Still it was certainly worth the time spent reading it for the entertainment value alone.