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Nov 19 2014

State of Grace by Hilary Badger

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Hardie Grant Egmont, 2014. ISBN: 9781760120382
Recommended. Wren lives in utopia. Her world is perfect. The trees laden with fruit and the water in the lagoon is crystal clear. Wren and her friends live in paradise, what more could they want? Wren starts having strange and somewhat disturbing visions and all she wants is them to stop. Flashes of another world and people that she doesn't know but it all seems familiar. Beautiful and mysterious Blaze knows something about the flashes that Wren is having. What are the lies that are hidden in these flashes and what will Wren uncover. Is the truth easier to face than being blissfully ignorant?
A captivating read. Instead of the dystopia we have a utopia and it was great to have something different from the many books I have read based on dystopia and utopia. Badger explained this new utopia extremely well and it was easy to follow the storyline. I was immersed in this story and was lost in it. The characters are complex and fascinating, their relationships with one another was interesting to read.
Cecilia Richards

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