Just a generation ago this place was called America. Now, after the worldwide implementation of UN-lead program called Agenda 21, it's simply known as the 'Republic'. There is no president. No congress. No Supreme Court. No freedom.
There are only the Authorities.
Citizens have two primary goals in the new Republic: to create clean energy and to create new human life.
Those who cannot do either are of no use to society.
This bleak and barren existence is all that 18-year-old Emmeline has ever known. She dutifully walks her energy board daily and accepts all male pairings assigned to her by the Authorities. Like most citizens, she keeps her head down and her eyes closed.
Until the day they came for her mother.
Woken up to the harsh reality of her life and her family's future inside the Republic, Emmeline begins to search for the truth. Why are all citizens confined to ubiquitous concrete living spaces? Why are Compounds guarded by Gatekeepers who track all movements? Why are food, water and energy rationed so strictly? And, most important, why are babies taken from their mothers at birth?
As Emmeline begins to understand the true objectives of Agenda 21, she realizes that she is up against far more than she ever thought. With the Authorities closing in, and nowhere to run, Emmeline embarks on an audacious plan to save her family and expose the Republic - but is she already too late?
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Given the current actions taken by our goverment, I can see how something similar to this could happen. It's scary to think that our country could be turned on its head in a short amount of time.
Your heart will sink as you visualize the life of slavery that lies in socialism , and just how far along they have already sunk their fangs into brainwashing our society into falling for it! Read this book. Pass it along. Wake up as many as you can before war is the only option for freedom.
Enjoyable? No. It is too close to reality for that, but, effectual is more like it. It was more unnerving than thrillers on TV!
The foresight of the mother and the daughters courage to defy a corrupt system of government.
She brought the characters to life. You have to hate the care provider of the babies because she is so insensitive to the needs of others. LaVoy even made the men come alive and that seemed remarkable for a women.
The young mother holding her baby after the State took her away. The little boy afraid to ask to go to the bathroom. The escape from the facility. Her love for her husband. Her leadership qualities.
The fact that the UN, our enemies around the world and the third world nations want to strip us of what we have worked for and enslave us for their ease is just about to much to bare as its potential is dramatized by this book. If you don't believe Obama and Hillary Clinton want to do this to us you need to pull your head out of the indoctrination Boob Tube and get your kids out of the public school system. My text book for a college course was all about promoting one world government and that was about ten years ago. If you think Glen Beck is overly dramatic it is because he is scared into it by what is going on here and abroad.
How easily this situation could happen in our future. Least interesting - how dismal life would be if government took away all out choices and independence.
This book inspired me to be more diligent in knowing my Constitutional rights and what I can do to inform others so we don't become sheeple! It is so important that the next generation know the facts about our actual history (not revisionist history) so the same mistakes are not made.
I didn't like the ending of the story--left too much unknown. If a sequel book is written, I will buy it to find out what happens next.
Im awesome at listening to books.....your welcome world.
Interesting prophetic political fiction. Glenn beck is a bit "out-there" for me. However, this was a neatly written thought provoking work. Really fun and worth a credit. It would really suck if Beck turns out to be right and all or some of the things in this novel come true. We really don't want to piss our own freedom down the drain.
no, kind of knew where it was going due to all the other books and movies
I would like to, but just not enough free time
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.
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