Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Summer Reading 2013 Aquifer

I just finished an ARC of Aquifer by Jonathan Friesen from Zonderkidz-Books. This was a story filled with emotions. In a world where citizens wear dials to monitor the feelings they are expected to control, Luca feels Other. With no mother, a father lost in depression, and everyone else intimidated by his position, his closest friend is a sea turtle. He pours out his worries and confusion to Old Rub, the turtle, and does his best to meet the expectations forced on him by society. His world spirals out of control as the fear and greed of the ruling council threaten the survival of humanity. Aquifer is a book that makes you question placid acceptance of authority, societal roles, and the power of the individual.

It reminds me of the book, The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau, and the movie based on it.

Check the publisher's website for more info. Or you may explore the author's website or watch the trailer.

Aquifer    -     
        By: Jonathan Friesen

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