Goodman, Allegra. The other side of the island, a novel.

Author:Rosser, Claire
Position::Young adult review - Brief article - Book review
 
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GOODMAN, Allegra. The other side of the island, a novel. Penguin, Razorbill. 278p. c2008. 978-1-59514-195-8. $16.99. J

Goodman turns to a future world setting to tell what might happen if the world as we know it is destroyed by environmental changes and a benevolent (or maybe not so benevolent) dictator seeks to keep people safe. It's not hard to see some parallels in the modern world, as citizens seem willing to give up hard-fought-for liberties in exchange for feeling safer. Her main character is Honor, born in the year of the Hs--all children her age have names that begin with H. She has spent most of her childhood in relative freedom with her parents away from The Enclosure. Now, they are living...

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