Monday, March 29, 2010

Epitaph Road by David Patneaude

Characters: 17/20
Plot: 17/20
Originality: 16/20
Writing: 17/20
Recommendation: 17/20
Overall: 84/100 or B
Source: Publisher
2097 is unlike the world that we know. Thirty years earlier, a mysterious plague wiped out 97% of the male population in days. The whole world was full of unimaginable grief. Women slowly take over the world. Poverty, Crime, warfare, and hunger were all gone over night. The price to pay with this new "utopia" is familiar to fourteen-year-old Kellen. He is a minority in the world, because of his gender, he is only allowed certain career choices and relationship options. The plague also seems to randomly pop up. Also, he over hears something that he shouldn't and he must decide if he will take action against it or just let the world stand as it is.
I enjoyed this book. Kellan was an entertaining narrator. He had humor in even the most dire of situations and also that he was very curious about what was happening. I also love Tia and Sunday. They both complimented each other and were well rounded characters of their own. The plot grips you fairly quickly as you are thrown into this world, but their were a few slow spots. Also, it takes place in Washington State, which makes it more familiar with me. The book is a dystopian novel in which a virus infects the world and the survivors are left to deal with the aftermath. It did have some originality. Patneaude is a good writer, that created an interesting story to read. I would recommend this to people that enjoy dystopian novels.

1 comment:

  1. Great review Sarah! Maybe you should have a contest for this because I want it... so bad!


Thanks for visiting. Every comment creates a smile.


Blog Widget by LinkWithin