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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Landry Park - Bethany Hagen

Landry Park was the book I choose
for my February 
Yound Adult Debut Author.

The US has been divided into sections
and classes 
and is ruled by the rich gentry. 
Here we meet 17 year old
Madeline Landry
who dreams of going to university.
But as the eldest, 
and only child,
it is her duty to marry
and continue the Landry lifeline. 

In comes David Dana.
Handsome and charming.
He makes Madeline think about
how her life is.
How those who are not gentry are treated.
He makes her question all that she knows is true.

This is a little different than recent dystopia books.
Madeline is strong
but her strength comes through in her character
and not her muscles.
She sees the Rootless
and how they are treated
and knows she must do something.
She's one of those characters 
you love
even when you think she needs a smack!



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