A future without family.
Nine is the ninth female born in her batch of ten females and ten males. By design, her life in Freedom Province is without complications or consequences. However, such freedom comes with a price. The Prime Maker is determined to keep that price a secret from the new batches of citizens that are born, nurtured, and raised androgynously.
But Nine isn't like every other batcher. She harbors indecision and worries about her upcoming Remake Day - her seventeenth birthday, the age when batchers fly to the Remake facility and have the freedom to choose and what they'll be.
When Nine discovers the truth about life outside of Freedom Province, including the secret plan of the Prime Maker, she is pulled between two worlds and two lives. Her decisions will test her courage, her heart, and her beliefs. Who can she trust? Who does she love? And most importantly, who will decide to be?
©2014 Ilima Todd (P)2014 Shadow Mountain
Remake starts off as a dystopian novel staged in a society where over population is said to be the cause of a killer virus leading to the demise of the human race.
Nine is part of a “batch” of young kids created as part of their no more free procreation plan in which “batches” of babies are made by the “makers” at a chosen pace, thus limiting population growth.
The children are held back from reaching puberty until their 17th birthday at which point they undergo a remake allowing them to alter any and all physical characteristic choose to become male or female as well as choose their future occupation.
However, soon after we are introduced to this world Nine is torn from it, and the book continues in what can only be described as a conservative puritan lecture of the importance of sexual purity, family values, and having lots and lots of kids, all masquerading as a poorly written love story.
All in all this is a bad story.
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