The Limit

>> Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Limit
by Kristen Landon

"The Limit" is one of those books that make your heart beat fast, chills run down your spine, and adrenaline pound through your veins.
Or at least it was for me.
I couldn't put it down.
In a certain sense, it wasn't a scary read. There were no monsters, death-defying chases or gruesome moments. But it was chilling because their world is so close to our own, and because of the book's message.

In a slightly futuristic America, all families have a debt limit. And if they go over their spending limit, their oldest child gets sent to a workhouse.
But Matt isn't too worried. His parents are responsible spenders.
Right?
Wrong.

And that's how he ends up being torn away from his family and put into a workhouse. It seems like a nice place. Sure, the lady in charge is so sugary-sweet it's creepy. And sure lots of weird things are happening. But it's not so bad. They live in pent-house-like rooms and have everything they could possibly want. Except their freedom.
There's far more beneath the surface.
And Matt's determined to find out what.

Just reading about Matt's family spending money on every little thing made me want to scream at them.
And I actually started cheering out loud for Matt and his friends. I kept forgetting that I was reading "The Limit" instead of living it. This has to be the first book to make a good point since the 18th century.
It may not have been as frightening or mind-blowing as others.
But I actually prefer that way.

How many people should read this book? There shouldn't be a limit.

Objectionable Content: None

Related Reads:
The Maze Runner-James Dashner
The Giver-Lois Lowry
Stormbreaker-Anthony Horowitz

Edit: I forgot to mention--the ending's lame. And the characters unimaginative.

4 Comments:

Saerwen December 19, 2010 at 6:51 AM  

That sounds good! :)

Liz December 19, 2010 at 5:45 PM  

Hhhmmm... I've never heard of this book, but it sounds fantastic! I'll have to read it now. Thanks for sharing the review!

Marian December 20, 2010 at 2:18 PM  

Thanks for the review! I put in a request for it at the library. :)

Sierra December 20, 2010 at 4:07 PM  

I want to read this it sounds good!Sierra

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