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Stupid Perfect World - Scott Westerfeld
Stupid Perfect World
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In this future-set novella by bestselling author Scott Westerfeld, Kieran Black lives in a "perfect" world. Disease and starvation have been eradicated, sleep is unnecessary, and it takes no time at all to go from the Bahamas to the moon. But now Kieran has to take Scarcity, a class about how... show more
In this future-set novella by bestselling author Scott Westerfeld, Kieran Black lives in a "perfect" world. Disease and starvation have been eradicated, sleep is unnecessary, and it takes no time at all to go from the Bahamas to the moon. But now Kieran has to take Scarcity, a class about how people lived in the bad old days. And as if sitting through an hour of Scarcity every day wasn't depressing enough, it's final projects time. Each student must choose some form of ancient hardship to experience for two whole weeks. Kieran chooses having to sleep eight hours a night, which doesn't seem too annoying.Maria Borsotti has never thought much of Kieran, but she decides to take pity on him and help him out with his project. Soon, Kieran is sleeping and having vivid dreams, while Maria, whose Scarcity project is to give up all teenage hormone regulation, is experiencing emotions she never knew she had. As their assignments draw them closer together, they begin to wonder if the olden days weren't so bad. Maybe something has been missing from their perfect lives after all?
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Format: ebook
ISBN: 9780062244079 (0062244078)
ASIN: B008K4TDYM
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages no: 55
Edition language: English
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Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality! rated it
4.0 Stupid Perfect World
In this future world, high school students are required to attend Scarcity class. For the final project, the students are supposed to "embody" some form of ancient lameness, spending two weeks being blind or whatever. This is supposed to teach them what things were really like in "the old days." B...
NLSobon
NLSobon rated it
In need of a quick read between edits for Deprogrammed, I stumbled upon Stupid Perfect World. I wasn't entirely sure what to expect as I'd never read anything by Scott Westerfeld, but I really ended up enjoying it.Telling a story in fifty-five pages isn't easy, yet Westerfeld does it no problem. I f...
Dichotomygirl
Dichotomygirl rated it
I think this could have been fleshed out into a full novel, and perhaps not made a bit more subtle? It felt rushed and a bit preachy and simplistic.
Nutti's muses
Nutti's muses rated it
4.0 Stupid Perfect World
Scott Westerfeld has done it again. In a very short space he has created a world in which I would like to go visit again. We meet Kieran & Maria two kids in a "scarcity" class. A class studying the past in which humans had to deal with things such as sleep, illnesses, disease, etc. Kieran choos...
eschewed
eschewed rated it
Isn't this part of an already published anthology?
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