Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Park Service Review

338 pages

If Eden doesn't kill you, the Park Service will. In the post-apocalyptic future, a fifteen-year old boy stumbles on a paradise where the few remaining humans live on the run from deadly drones controlled by a mysterious Park Service. Now this boy must learn to survive in a world he never dreamed existed while searching for answers to why everything he was taught is a lie.

This novel is one of those dystopian stories with an amazingly different concept. Humans are looked at as pests so the few that live, exist underneath Earth's surface, at least in Aubrey's world. Aubrey is an intelligent and pretty adaptable character, and his resilience shows when he's exposed to the truth about Earth's surface. I loved the way all of the characters have such different personalities due to the environment they were raised in, yet they each have a realness that you can feel through the pages. Everything is very descriptive but not annoyingly so, it feels like you are actually there experiencing the world through the character's eyes. I feel like this story raises a lot of interesting questions dealing with morality but it isn't preachy about it. Even though this book isn't big on action, the adventure of traveling Earth's surface and discovering the mystery behind the Park Service keeps each page exciting and interesting. I definitely recommend this novel if you like dystopian fiction.


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