The Declaration by Gemma Malley
Review by Anna, Sonoma Valley Branch
The Declaration by Gemma Malley is a futuristic novel about a world where no one dies. Since no one dies, there's no room on Earth for children. Children that are born illegally are called Surpluses, and are bound to a life of servitude. Anna is a Surplus, and has lived her whole life thinking that she has a debt to pay off to Mother Earth, just because she was born. Then one day, a Surplus, Peter, comes into her life, and changes everything about how she sees the world.
I loved this book. I thought Gemma Malley created such a real world that you could see it happening. The Declaration had lots of suspense, and turns in the plot that I didn't see coming. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys futuristic fiction.
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