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…
The Choice was a wildly entertaining novel wherein the world it encompassed seemed too unrealistic- but the more you read the more it seemed possible- after all the more time goes by the more our government monitors us and gone are the days when it was hugely unlikely that an electorate would vote for an extremist of any kind.
Here we follow Olivia and her family – an ex baker now she is looked upon with suspicion in a world with no cakes- so after being scared for a very long time she joins the resistance….
This book has the addictive quality of gooey cookies, you start it then get enveloped into it without even noticing. The plotting is cleverly compelling, makes you think about lifestyle and choices whilst telling a riveting tale of a fight against the machine and hands us a villain in Mother Mason that will get your blood up..
A kind of Bake Off meets revolution hybrid, The Choice was a very good read, both fun and a bit edge of seat. I very much enjoyed it.