*I received All Good Children by Catherine Austen as a submission for the YABA
This book is amazing. It’s like Gattaca meets Serenity and I love both of those movies. A must-read for fans of Dystopian fiction for teens! This novel, like so many of the classics it alludes to is a metaphor. It speaks against conformity, over-medicated children, and totalitarianism. It encourages individuality, creativity, imagination, friendship and human rights. It was heartbreaking (there were tears!) and horrifying, and yet accessible, funny and hopeful. I don’t want to say more and risk giving anything away but I think this is fantastic read with a very strong male narrator.
You need to read this to see why we voted it the best Canadian YA novel of last year!