Amy Engel completes her The Book of Ivy Series just and powerfully as it began with The Revolution of Ivy. Continue reading “Complexity, Heartbreak and Hope Converge in ‘The Revolution of Ivy’ by Amy Engel”
The Girl with All The Gifts is a genre defying commentary on society, survival and humanity. The less you know the better in this cautionary tale from M.R. Carey.
I’ll admit I only read The Program when I accidentally stumbled upon it at my local public library. I didn’t seek it out and knew nothing about it, but the cover art (a boy and girl in yellow scrubs holding hands facing a stark white hallway, their backs to us) was intriguing so I checked it out. The premise of The Program is that teenage suicide isn’t a psychological reaction contained to an individual, it’s a disease that’s spreading like a virus affecting one in four teenagers. In an attempt to contain the suicide rates, The Program is developed. The Program cures suicidal tendencies by erasing the unpleasant thoughts and memories that lead to depression. Remove the contaminated memories, remove the cause for depression and the risk of suicide along with it.