Pen Name: Beatrice
Author: Alex London
Publisher: Philomel Books
Syd and Knox are living in a society where the rich, Knox, are Patrons, and the poor, Syd, pay off debts as a Proxy. Whenever a Patron does something wrong, the Proxy is punished. When Syd is about to be punished for a murder which Knox accidently caused, the two stumble into something much bigger.
I liked how the cover portrayed a silhouette covered with a barcode. It reflected how people were given a monetary value in the book.
Most compelling parts of the book:
I enjoyed reading about a homosexual hero. I haven't read much with that take, and it gave the adventure a different perspective.
There wasn't much to be disappointed with in this book, though there probably could have been more twists added in the story. It needs it since the utopian society is such an overused plotline now.
How would you rate this book?
4 - Better than most
Recommendations and final thoughts:
I would reccomend this book to fans of Divergent and The Hunger Games because the theme and writing was similar.