Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Breathe by Sarah Crossan

All the trees and vegetation died out years ago and now people have to live in domed cities with man made oxygen.  Because of this oxygen is expensive and only the Premiums can afford to buy all they want for exercising and other non-essential activities.  Bea is an Auxillary, too poor to buy much oxygen but Bea is smart enough to test into a government position that could change her family's life.  Bea and her best friend Quinn, a Premium, make plans to spend a weekend outside the dome investigating the ruins of life before we ran out of air.  But on their way out of the city they are approached by Alina, a resistance fighter on the run for stealing clippings of trees that she will try to regrow out in the world.  Quinn is taken by her and impulsively agrees to help her escape the city and soon Bea and Quinn find themselves caught up in the cause and learning things about their government they never suspected.  Eh.  There are those who love this book in my group of librarian friends but it offers nothing different from any other dystopia in my opinion.  What's more, I couldn't really care about any of the characters and what might happen to them.