Peace Out (The Futures Trilogy Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Physical descriptions of the characters don't matter as much in this world as they do in ours. I don't know why that doesn't bother me, but it doesn't. Maybe because when I read, I don't visualize the action mentally as it happens. I have a sense that the individuals in this society don't matter very much either. They are a means to an end--a way to accomplish the goals of the society.
Also, the author's choice to include an epilogue that tells us of the fate of each character was an unexpected bonus. I might have thought that the characters would be seen again in later parts of the trilogy, but they weren't. I debated whether to review each book individually or not, but in the end, decided to do so. Character and plot wise, the three books each stand alone. But to get a clear and detailed understanding of the society Whitley was describing, you have to read them all, preferably in order. I'm not sure why reading them in order did help me see it more clearly, but after reading them in order, things that had bothered me in later episodes made more sense.
I wish this trilogy had been traditionally published. I would have loved to see a public reaction to it. Would it have caught on like The Hunger Games? I'd be really curious to see.
This debate has been (and will continue) to rage into the future and with our technology as it is today, it is more possible than ever before. Large, organized "peace out" facilities that would make Dr. Kevorkian proud!
This story also touched on the social issues of class, haves versus have-nots, family dynamics, relationships (I didn't quite like Anna & Scott's dynamic, but that's okay), all magnified within this future peace out society. In fact, just the idea of "Pledge 70" is startling and wide open for debate; the seeds of manipulation and exploitation obvious from the start......wow!
I need to get one of my friends to read this so we can have a lively and spirited discussion. Damn good book!
I kept waiting for the story to reveal the "hidden agenda" of the author - pro or con - and was surprised to find it never came. Both sides; rather all sides since this is such a multi-faceted subject, are covered by characters we meet and learn to care about. No one character in the story is flamingly or maniacally one way or another and some even change their minds. I don't want to give away too much...
Ms. Whitley's writing is smooth and her conversations flow naturally for each character. There is never a time when the person speaking wanders out of character in order to make a point. I like the way the stories go back and forth and sometimes connect either directly or indirectly along the way. And I appreciated the "news" clips at the beginning of each chapter. A very interesting and well played way to inject outside opinion and history to the story aside from the central characters.
Whatever your feelings on natural death, end of life directives, euthanasia, assisted suicide or even nursing homes, I highly recommend this book. I look forward to reading more from this gifted author!
I also was left with the impression that the writer has a bit of a political agenda, especially with reference to Basic Living and "enablers"...