One people. One union. One future. Wynne’s entire life is dictated by the Union: the clothes she wears, the books she reads, even the genes she inherited. And like every other girl in the Union, Wynne dreams of being chosen as a Carrier on her 16th birthday - one of the elite selected to carry the future generation within her womb. Wynne and her best friend Odessa are certain they will both make the cut, but when Odessa is chosen and whisked off to a life of privilege, Wynne is left behind to work as an assistant, delivering perfectly planned babies for the Union.
As Odessa slips deeper and deeper into the role of Carrier, Wynne begins to see the Union for what it really is: a society that criminalizes the notion of love, and forbids words like mother and family.
For the first time in her life, Wynne is faced with a choice: Submit to the will of the Union, or find a way to escape and save Odessa before she is lost forever.
©2014 Kate Jarvik Birch (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
I was leery after the god-awful Breeders to read another story where the female population were forced to be baby-making factories but loved The Handmaid's Tale and Helper 12, so I decided to risk it.
It was quite good (so was the narrator). Interesting story, good character development, no logic flaws or plot holes, good balance of action vs. thoughts/feelings of the main character, satisfying ending but left open enough that there could be a second book.
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