Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Behind the Gates (Tomorrow Girls #1)

Behind the Gates (Tomorrow Girls series #1)
By Eva Gray
Scholastic, 2011. 211 pages. Fiction.

Behind the Gates by Eva Green is  the first in a series set in the U.S. in the not too distant future. This first book follows Louisa and her best friend Maddie as they are sent from their home in Chicago to a rural boarding school. This is a normal practice, considering the ever-increasing danger facing children in a time of natural disasters and war on American soil. There is some mystery surrounding their new school, which doesn't allow for any electronics or contact with the outside world. They don't even know where the school is located. They are secluded from society and are taught old-school principles, such as surviving in the wild and writing by hand. I enjoyed this first installment, especially the slight conspiracy angle. I'd definitely recommend it for kids who aren't emotionally ready for The Hunger Games.

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