All Good Children

All Good Children

Book - 2011
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In the not-too-distant future, Max tries to maintain his identity in a world where the only way to survive is to conform and obey.
Publisher: Victoria, B.C. : Orca Book Publishers, c2011.
ISBN: 9781554698240
Branch Call Number: AUSTE
Characteristics: 300 p.


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Aug 21, 2013

A teenager fights against the system as all the children in his insular community are vaccinated with a drug to make them docile, stripping them of personality and initiative. A deeply disturbing distopian future (sorry about the alliteration). Well-written, with high stakes (I couldn’t put it down), but oh, it was hard to read.

Aug 18, 2013

Dystopian fiction, but not very interesting or unique. The moralizing was heavy-handed, and the characters were not fully fleshed out. Not the best example of the genre.

Feb 01, 2013

The concept of making children well behaved 'zombies' I think is at the back of everyone's minds at some point, either with your own children or when babysitting. But when they no longer have free will and can die from the dose then it has gone to far. Was interesting though a little slow paced.

I personally did not like this book, but if you like sci-fi, futuristic books, you might. Enjoy :)

JDfirestorm Jan 17, 2013

starts off slow then picks up around the miidle of book

littlereader3391 Jan 09, 2013

I just love the cover of this book. It's next on my to-read list!

samdog123 Sep 01, 2012

This book won the 2012 Canadian Library association award in the Young Adult category. Living in a dystopian world where families can choose genetically bred children who are perfect, Max and his family are struggling to get by. When the schools begin to innoculate children, making them witless, well-behaved zombies, Max, his Mother and sister, along with best friend, decide to escape. Not an overly suspenseful book, but it is a well-written piece of dystopian fiction that will appeal to kids from grade 6 and up.

Jun 16, 2012

This book was really good.. But the story was kinda creepy.. If you like the Hunger Games or the Divergent trilogy, you'll probably like this book too. The writing is this book isn't as 'strong' or as 'good' (in some ways) as those two trilogies, but the storyline is really good. Although it's a little hard to understand it, as it's almost like a dystopian society.

Apr 28, 2012

hey ive been reading this story and let me tell you it is AWSOME! there are now ords to describe it. max is cool and a normal hormonal teenage boy. lol tell me what you think of it too? all the luv, <3

When I read this book I had worry knotes in your stomach the intire time but some how I was laughing at the same time. I would read it again.


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