Saturday, January 28, 2012
Saturday Snatch: The Sky Inside by Clare B. Dunkle
The ads had started running on midmorning television the summer after Martin's fourth birthday. "Wonder babies are here!" they announced. ... Never had the arrival of the stork brought such excitement. Overflowing with charm and intelligence, Wonder Babies were like nothing the suburb had seen before.
But that didn't turn out to be a good thing.
Martin lives in a perfect world. Every year, a new generation of genetically-engineered children is shipped out to meet their parents. Every spring the residents of his town take down the snow they've stuck to their windows and put up the flowers. Every morning his family gathers around their television, and votes, like everyone else, for whatever matter of national importance the president has on the table. Today, it is the color of his drapes. It's business as usual under the protective dome of suburb HM1.
And it's all about to come crashing down.
Because a stranger has come to take away all the little children, including Martin's sister, Cassie, and no one wants to talk about where she has gone. The way Martin sees it, he has a choice. He can remain in the dubious safety of HM1, with danger lurking just beneath the surface, or he can actually break out of the suburb, into the mysterious land outside, rumored to be nothing but blowing sand for miles upon miles.
Acclaimed author Clare B. Dunkle has crafted a fresh and fast-paced science-fiction thriller, one that challenges her characters—and her readers—to look closer at the world they take for granted.
I found this book in the corner of my library and instantly fell in love it. I ended up not liking The Walls Have Eyes very much, but The Sky Inside is definitely worth a read!
The Sky Inside: Prologue-Chapter 1
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