By Elizabeth Scott
Summary: Grace has been brought up to be a suicide bomber, taught that her death will make a difference in the world, that it’s for her people. Right up until she’s about to pull the wire she believes this. But then something changes and Grace decides she wants to live. Now if she is going to make it to freedom, she must leave behind everything, travel with a dangerous stranger and avoid people on both sides who want her dead.
Review: Grace is a completely unique and fascinating read. The writing is sparse and purposeful giving readers glimpses of the story and the world at a time. It can be a tad confusing, but the writing is so fluid it doesn’t seem to impact the overall story. While there is not a lot with respect to plot development, there are elements of suspense and conflict. The main focus is on Grace as she tries to come to terms with her beliefs and her role in her country’s problems. Scott leaves out any identifying characteristics that would make this story about a specific country or people. Instead, by creating a type of dystopia, she is able to tackle difficult and sensitive themes without offending or judging. A gritty and honest tale that should not be missed.
Also by Elizabeth Scott: Living Dead Girl, The Unwritten Rule, Between Here and Forever, Perfect You
Author website: http://www.elizabethwrites.com/
Rating: W3.5/4 C3/4 P3/4 O4/4 PP2.5/4 CR3/4
Grade Level Interest: JS