An In-Your-Face, Spine-Tingling Dystopian Read!
Questions about morality and privilege are at the forefront of Author Kristin Ward’s dystopian saga about a 17-year-old young woman caught up in a world she cannot escape—A world which forces her to help eliminate those who do not conform to the strict, grossly unfair rationing and regulations that were placed on the majority of the surviving population after the world’s water reserves are sucked dry.
Author Kristin Ward introduces her main protagonist as an individual with little to hold on to in the material world, but much to bear on a young soul yearning for any joy or happiness to enter her bleak and bleary world. Enora’s thought process as she successfully trains and carries out mission after mission to eradicate what her superiors deem as threats to society is chillingly realistic and thought-provoking as she forcefully comes to realize that she is turning against her own people. Even as she receives pats on the back from her superiors and is living a better lifestyle, Enora is aware that she is forced to be a weapon against the poor, starving, and destitute of her world in order to protect the entitled and elite classes within the global government—the megalithic, world-dominating DMC corporation. What results is an in-your-face, spine-tingling read that shocks and awes as it presents one moral dilemma after another, resulting in an expected, but nevertheless shocking choice by Enora between the man she’s grown to care too much for and her future with DMC.
Ward’s tale is well written and is quite pertinent to our current age’s issues with government conglomerates, corporate influences on society, global warming, and future possibilities of mass extinctions. One cannot read this novel and come away without a sense that our world must take notice of the messages contained in her story.
“After the Green Withered” does contain violence, a government training teenagers as lethal military enforcers, a graphic description of a mass grave, and discussions on genetic experimentation, so I recommend it as a Teen to Adult read only. Although this book is currently classified under Amazon’s genres as a “Children’s Book”, I do not feel it is at all appropriate for young children, and so I highly recommend this novel only for ages 13 and up.
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