The Roar by Emma Clayton
Review by Kathy, Children Services Coordinator, Central Branch
In a future society, the Animal Plagues have caused all the people in the world to take refuge behind The Wall, creating a horribly overcrowded society that has (in self defense!) destroyed the natural world. On top of that, for some reason, no children were born for about 30 years, so the current class of 12- and 13-year-olds are the oldest children that exist. In that class are a pair of mutant twins--Ellie, kidnapped by the government to do experiments with her mysterious powers, and Mika, desperately trying to win a Podfighter video game competition so he can find his lost sister that everyone else thinks is dead. Only all is not what it seems...A promising start to a new dystopian series!