Fictional, though possible.
I think there was so much detail in other parts of the book, but the last few chapters were lacking. I felt as though the author got through writing 3/4 of the book, and rushed through writing the last part in order to meet a deadline.
There were several scenes that were powerful. The description of the baby nursery, and the Children's Village, was touching. The narrator described well how the babies struggled to thrive without consistent parental contact.
I didn't laugh or cry, but I did think. I do not agree as the book implies, that these drastic social upheavals could be accepted as normal in one generation. But then I think about the 'working mothers' who were rare just 40-50 years ago, and now everyone thinks 'stay at home moms' are so lucky! I think if we allow incremental slips in cultural norms, then before long, we wonder how we got where we are.
There are people who think this book is all conspiracy and black-helicopter fiction. I just think it's a book to make us think about what could happen if we don't pay close enough attention to what's happening around us.
I do not recommend this title. It was a long story for the point, probably not book material, a short essay.
Yes, and I have in the past.
If it wasn't for her, I would have given up! Great Story Teller.
I expected More
Took a little bit to get into the characters and I felt the groundwork was lain for an adventure ... and then it ends.
not without combining this book and its sequal
With out giving anything away take time and listen carefully cause you will see yourself as one of the characters if not the main character in this story and before the last page you will know you place, and after you may not. An amazing story that opened my eyes and my mind all while listening to something so fictional that I could believe but something so reasonable that I have goose bumps.
The emotion expressed by the readers brought the characters to life, helping bringing color to the very gray and depressing compound in Agenda 21.
Emmeline, her transition from a naive young girl to a woman of passion, courage and conviction was inspiring.
Where our erroding freedoms lead.
Read from December 15, 2012 to March 04, 2013
I don't know if I'm going to finish this one.
It is depressing, boring and the writing is juvenile. The female lead character is kind of stupid and childish. All the hype about this, was only that, hype.
Update. March 4th 2013
I finally finished the thing.......talking about the agenda behind the Agenda.....Aghhh.
Only to add that I have never wanted to actually hit a female character since Anna Steele......ugh. An emotionally retarded eleven year old would have been better.
The dystopian setting was so badly done, it had contradictions and was full of holes.
Don't waste your precious time (and credit) with this, it was torture.
D & J Romanello
I did not read it. I listened to it.
Learning that Agenda 21 already exists.
The map and hidden objects being found.
My extreme reaction to this book was learning that an Agenda 21 really does exist. This woman's writing could actually be a prophecy in itself. My personal concern for taking care of the Earth and being green is not my religion but a response toward my love of our Creator and His creation.
We really need to pay attention to what is going on and be responsible for our part in it. Whatever that may be in the future. Just do something.
While the premise around Agenda 21 is interesting and somewhat grounded in facts (all be it much artistic leeway in extrapolating the UN author(s) exact intentions), I found the book to be fairly dull. A few parts/concepts kept my attention better than others, but virtually all of them seemed to be enhanced retread versions (disguised rip offs) from other works, ie – 1984, Logan’s Run, Atlas Shrugged, et al. Maybe it’s worth the credit…just maybe.
The language of the narration was way to removed from everyday; after less than a generation "bathroom" becomes "washing-up area", etc.
Performance was fine
No, the initial book with it's odd language was too dissappointing for me.
This should be in every class room.
Yes, it's like watching the future unfold.
Everyone should listen, read, own this book.