Teen Book Club

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Restoring Harmony by Joelle Anthony (2 reviews)

Andrea F., 17
Rating: 4 Better than most
Since the great collapse of 2031 when the oil ran out, people have withdrawn to small, self sufficient communities where people grow their own food, ride bicycles, and use solar panels to access the internet. It’s now 2041 and sixteen year old Molly has never grown up knowing anything different then her small farming island in Canada. But that’s about to change. When the island’s doctor dies and Molly’s mother has a serious medical condition, Molly has to bring back her grandfather, a doctor, from the United States. Molly’s trip is anything but smooth. She has to cross the border illegally, avoid gangs, and try to scrape up the money to get back home before her mother gets sicker. A surprisingly hopeful book despite being set in a dystopian world, Restoring Harmony is filled with music, the importance of family, and lots of veggies. Because of how well the story is written and because I really like Molly’s voice I have to give this book a 7 1⁄2 out of 10.

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