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- Print Length: 175 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: July 1, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01HVKQ3NY
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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Unclaimed (The Memoirs of Jane E, Friendless Orphan Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Unclaimed introduces us to Jane E, an unclaimed embryo being raised as a foster child by the VanDeer family. Mrs. VanDeer is fairly wealthy and her three biological children receive the best she can afford, but she loathes Jane and supplies her with only the bare minimum. After Jane snaps under the abuse of her foster siblings and fights back, Mrs. VanDeer essentially sells her to the Naomi Foundation, a mysterious organization located in India, where she becomes a data mule.
The world in which Jane E lives is a scary one. Certain religions are outlawed and special interest groups seem to rule the world, with most incomes, healthcare services, and other benefits of society come only with belonging to an INGO. Everything from purchasing power to the ability to enter buildings depends on having the right identification. Bioethics seems to have disappeared completely as human cloning, frivolous genetic re-keying, and suicide-on-demand services are considered banal. We don't see much of a dictatorial government, although we feel the weight of uncertainty and mistrust as Jane navigates the world around her. Much like the Victorian Era of the original Jane, society seems to oppress itself into submission.
I had my doubts as to how Jane Eyre, a classic and beautiful but very dated and time-specific story, could be transplanted to the future, those doubts proved to be fruitless. While a little slow-starting (much like the original), Unclaimed is unique and exemplifies why Charlotte Bronte's gothic romance transcends the bounds of time and place to form universal truths. Usually, futuristic/dystopian stories spend a good deal of time explaining the society in great detail. Erin McCole Cupp sidesteps this technique and instead reveals her world slowly through context. There is almost no exposition, which leaves the reader curious and eager to learn more. A few times I wished she would explain things further, but for the most part this worked to the book's advantage. On to Nameless!
As the story begins, Jane lives with a family that treats her terribly. No matter the locale or situation she finds herself in, she wants to be needed, she wants to belong, and she wants to find happiness and purpose. Will she survive to find her place in a hostile world and maybe find friends and faith along the way? Or will she forever remain unclaimed and unloved? The answers will leave you anticipating the sequel (entitled 'Nameless") and the next adventure in Jane’s captivating life.
I personally have never read Ms. Bronte's romance novel, so I wasn't sure what to expect. Not being too familiar with cyber-punk, near-future sci-fi, I was blown away by the creativity Mrs. Cupp brought to Jane's story. Jane is an orphan by way of an unclaimed embryo who discovers herself through a series of life events. She has no one to rely on but herself and is viewed as a scientific mistake by her foster family.
Jane always felt like an outsider until she met Aidann. They first meet when Jane is sent away from her foster family, the VanDeers. Her new friend is a Catholic. She ends up in an Asian boarding school with a steady day of school and work. Once again just a number, she must fight for the chance to be free from her next prison. She works hard and finds employment as as a homeschool teacher. She has few people that she can really trust. Communication and words of wisdom are hers to share with her students who look up to her.
Mrs. Cupp's descriptions are gripping and reel the reader in. Every word draws one in deeper and carries the reader to the next part of the story. The futuristic devices and pro-life topics really hit a strand of reality. The integrity Jane fights to keep for herself is all she owns. We must fight today for our own integrity with the way the world tries to sway us.
We are all stuck in a sort of prison of the world, fighting to keep our humanity through God. We have lost the days of simple communication with the internet, Facebook, and texting. We are in constant connection with one another, but we never really say anything of value. In a day where the institution of marriage is being challenged and embryos are formed through in vitro, life in general is not regarded with the sacredness that God intended. Mrs. Cupp touches on some of these issues through her writing and the complications that the government can encounter through straying from God's purpose.
Erin McCole Cupp brings up important issues of today and of the future through Unclaimed: The Memoirs of Jane_E, Friendless Orphan-Book 1. I can't wait until the next installment to see where Jane ends up. How do you keep your own integrity through the people you trust?
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