One of the best dystopian novels I’ve read. The world was one I could really see growing out of the one we live in. In fact, Cassia’s world is supposed to be a utopia in a lot of ways and the dysfunction is not immediately obvious. This made it all the more frightening because the world Cassia lives in is not blatantly evil and oppressive – it’s mostly beautiful. I found it haunting and hard to forget.
Content Rating: Mild, for a little violence and minor swearing (if any).