Saturday, April 27, 2013

Saturday Suggestion: The Limit

Saturday Suggestion

The Limit by Kristen Landon

From Goodreads: 

An eighth grade girl was taken today . . . With this first sentence, readers are immediately thrust into a fast-paced thriller that doesn't let up for a moment. 

In a world not too far removed from our own, kids are being taken away to special workhouses if their families exceed the monthly debt limit imposed by the government. Thirteen-year-old Matt briefly wonders if he might be next, but quickly dismisses the thought. After all, his parents are financially responsible, unlike the parents of those other kids. As long as his parents remain within their limit, the government will be satisfied and leave them alone. But all it takes is one fatal visit to the store to push Matt’s family over their limit—and to change his reality forever. 

My Take:   
This book is definitely geared toward middle grade kids but I still found it entertaining.  The plot was interesting and there were some surprising twists.  The characters were fun. The only negative was that she does portray most adults as idiots. It felt like a Disney show at times. Overall I enjoyed it and the message behind the story was good. 


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