Teen Book Review: The Declaration

  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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