“I was just a baby when we were relocated and I don’t remember much. Everybody has that black hole at the beginning of their life. That time you can’t remember. Your first step. Your first taste of table food. My real memories begin in our assigned living area in Compound 14.” Just a generation... show more
“I was just a baby when we were relocated and I don’t remember much. Everybody has that black hole at the beginning of their life. That time you can’t remember. Your first step. Your first taste of table food. My real memories begin in our assigned living area in Compound 14.” Just a generation ago, this place was called America. Now, after the worldwide implementation of a UN-led program called Agenda 21, it’s simply known as “the Republic.” There is no president. No Congress. No Supreme Court. No freedom. There are only the Authorities. Citizens have two primary goals in the new Republic: to create clean energy and to create new human life. Those who cannot do either are of no use to society. This bleak and barren existence is all that eighteen-year-old Emmeline has ever known. She dutifully walks her energy board daily and accepts all male pairings assigned to her by the Authorities. Like most citizens, she keeps her head down and her eyes closed. Until the day they come for her mother. “You save what you think you’re going to lose.” Woken up to the harsh reality of her life and her family’s future inside the Republic, Emmeline begins to search for the truth. Why are all citizens confined to ubiquitous concrete living spaces? Why are Compounds guarded by Gatekeepers who track all movements? Why are food, water and energy rationed so strictly? And, most important, why are babies taken from their mothers at birth? As Emmeline begins to understand the true objectives of Agenda 21 she realizes that she is up against far more than she ever thought. With the Authorities closing in, and nowhere to run, Emmeline embarks on an audacious plan to save her family and expose the Republic—but is she already too late?
Publish date: November 20th 2012
Publisher: Threshold Editions
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
I can see this kind of thing coming already so let’s get this out of the way. If your reaction to my rating or reading of this book is any of the following, please take note:“But Stefani, It’s Glenn Beck! OMG, like how could you possibly rate something with that’s bastard’s name on it that high?! Wh...
its a confusing concept when a secondary author ghost writes a book under another authors name. i could vividly tell the difference between his personality writing and the secondary authors writing. glenn beck is usually a fantastic writer and his books are almost always phenomenal, but this book wa...
When I put this audio book on hold at the library I had absolutely no idea that [a:Glenn Beck|188932|Glenn Beck|http://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1290612231p2/188932.jpg] the political radio talk show host was affiliated with this novel. I just enjoy good dystopian stories and I don't really care who w...
Where to start? My initial reaction to Agenda 21 reminded me a lot of how The Overton Window (also written by Glenn Beck) made me feel at times. The more I read though, the more intense the story became and the more I wanted to know about the main character. One of the things I really like about Bec...
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