Sunday, April 1, 2012

Article 5 (Books from A to Z)

In preparing for the Blogging from A to Z Challenge, I was having trouble coming up with a theme that really spoke to me.  I had a few ideas, and even started some posts, but trashed them – I just wasn’t feeling it – and this is to be fun, not a pain in the ……….!
But now I have one – it just hit me!  It's not that much of a stretch even.  One of the challenges that I have taken on in 2012 ABC Reading Challenge.  For this Challenge, the goal is to read a book from each letter of the alphabet.  So, this seems to go hand in hand with this blogging challenge.  I have to find/identify books from each letter anyway, so I thought I would feature books on my TBR list that I would be pulling out for the reading challenge.
10677277Article 5 by Kristen Simmons is a book that caught my eye from the first time I saw it.  The cover, while not beautiful, is just eye-catching to me.  It also helps that I love the dystopian genre.  I was so excited when it was released.  I couldn’t wait to read it.  However, I have been so busy with committed book reviews and book tours that I have put it on the back burner. 

New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., have been abandoned.

The Bill of Rights has been revoked, and replaced with the Moral Statutes.

There are no more police—instead, there are soldiers. There are no more fines for bad behavior—instead, there are arrests, trials, and maybe worse. People who get arrested usually don't come back.

Seventeen-year-old Ember Miller is old enough to remember that things weren't always this way. Living with her rebellious
single mother, it's hard for her to forget that people weren't always arrested for reading the wrong books or staying out after dark. It's hard to forget that life in the United States used to be different.

Ember has perfected the art of keeping a low profile. She knows how to get the things she needs, like food stamps and hand-me-down clothes, and how to pass the random
home inspections by the military. Her life is as close to peaceful as circumstances allow.

That is, until her mother is arrested for noncompliance with Article 5 of the Moral Statutes. And one of the arresting officers is none other than
Chase Jennings—the only boy Ember has ever loved.
Kristen SimmonsAbout the author: 
Kristen Simmons has a master’s degree in social work and is an advocate for mental health. She loves Jazzercise, her husband, and her precious greyhound, Rudy. Also chocolate. She currently lives in Tampa, Florida.
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1 comment:

  1. I love dystopian fiction. Will definitely give this one a go! :-)


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