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Summary

Imagine a world where....

Everything you ate was monitored by the government.

Every step you took was counted.

Your children were weighed every day at school.

Neighbours reported on neighbours and no one was safe from judgement.

Sugar was illegal, and baking was a crime.

Imagine if that world was here.... What would you do?

Toe the line or fight for your freedom....

©2019 Claire Wade (P)2019 Orion Publishing Group

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A gripping story

As I don't have a sweet tooth, I didn't expect to enjoy this book very much, but I found it hard to stop listening. It's not just about sugar!

The author has taken some real life trends, such as the ability to monitor people's purchases and activity level, and taken them to an extreme. She's created a world where there's intense pressure to conform, both from the community and the government. Although this world is a disturbing one it is light hearted and addictive rather than troubling to read.

It is a timely reminder of the importance of voting and the power of conscientious rebellion.

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Thought-provoking

An enjoyable and thought-provoking listen that will leave you wanting to bake! I would recommend

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Mixed feelings...

The plot is interesting, if a little unlikely, especially over the span of seven years. It feels like, for this new system to happen, it would take somewhat longer, especially to get a compliant population.

But the main character just frustrated the hell out of me. She was so selfish, careless and thoughtless. putting everyone else at risk, etc. I just found myself disagreeing with almost all her choices. The narrator did a good job though.

I am also curious about what happened to the men who objected to this despotic society. All we heard about were the women being locked up and what came after, which I won't spoil.

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  • Deborah Globus
  • 26-03-20

I live for sugar!

I try to limit my intake but that’s my business. If the government were to get involved? I’d have issues, too!

This is a timely story about what we’re willing to give up, and what we’re willing to do to when backed up against the wall.

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  • Scarlett Maebh Mosier
  • 13-02-20

Great Book

Intriguing premise that kept me enthralled too the finish. Highly recommend! Well done Claire Wade!