>> Saturday, December 18, 2010
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.
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
The Maze Runner-James Dashner
The Giver-Lois Lowry
Edit: I forgot to mention--the ending's lame. And the characters unimaginative.