Friday, October 25, 2013

Taken by Erin Bowman

Gray and his brother Blaine are just a year apart in age and very close so it is a sad day for Gray when Blaine turns 18.  In the town of Claysoot where they live every man is taken by The Heist at midnight on their eighteenth birthdays.  One minute they are there and after a blinding flash of light they are gone.  After Blaine is taken Gray finds it hard to focus on much other than his own birthday a year from now.  When he accidentally finds some information from his mother hid before her death Gray begins to question what actually happens during The Heist and whether there might be a way for him to avoid his fate.  He decides to go over the wall surrounding the village, something that has resulted in death for everyone who tried it before him.  Another dystopia but a fast-moving one that I enjoyed.  I don't know that there are any big surprises but what Gray discovers on the other side of the wall kept me entertained.