Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Review: Saving Raine

Saving Raine
Saving Raine by Frederick Lee Brooke

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It’s 2021. America no longer looks like the booming capitalist country it once was. The military has all but taken over, looking for terrorist groups such as the one called March22. In this dystopian world, people are using technology to spy on each other, and technology is also being used to make people the average person complacent to what is going on.

In the midst of all of this, an already dysfunctional family is torn apart when the father is taken by the FBI on charges of being involved in March22. His oldest son Matt is determined to not only find out what happened to his father, but he is also determined to get from his Midwestern town to Stanford University where his girlfriend goes to school.

Matt’s journey isn’t the only one explored in Saving Raine. Readers will also get to discover what happens after convicts escape prison during a security breach, how mistreated hog farmers plan to get patriotic with bacon, what the new president and his wife have to do to save the country, and how a television pastor holds the key for many of them.

While there are many different characters and plotlines in this book, they all seem to come together enough to get the whole picture on how this dystopian society is crumbling beneath everyone’s feet. Although the ending of the book is a bit of a cliffhanger, it is a book that anyone who enjoys futuristic dystopian settings will love.

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