Socialpunk - Monica Leonelle

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Socialpunk - Monica Leonelle

"Ima would give anything to escape The Dome and learn what’s beyond its barriers, but the Chicago government has kept all its citizens on lockdown ever since the Scorched Years left most of the world a desert wasteland. When a mysterious group of hooded figures enters the city unexpectedly, Ima uncovers a plot to destroy The Dome and is given the choice between escaping to a new, dangerous city or staying behind and fighting a battle she can never win."

This book surprised me with just how great it was. What I mean by this is, the blurb just doesn't quite do the story justice. This review is not going to be easy to write, so I apologise for any accidental spoilers.

Ima, who has an abusive dad and is in love with her best friend Dash, is one of the hundreds of thousands of people who live in The Dome. They think their lives are normal. They are wrong. They think they live in 2052. One night at a concert, things go horribly wrong when someone blows up the theatre. Ima was rescued by a hooded stranger, and from there is a journey of mystery and adventure.

The characters in this book were fantastic. Ima is a courageous, kind-hearted girl, the only one who questions the world around her. Throughout the book, I found myself rooting for her, wanting her to win and figure the secrets out. Although she is in love with her best friend Dash, who doesn't return the feelings, Vaughn and Nahum are both interested in her - although I think she is oblivious to Vaughn most of the time. Vaughn is the hooded figure that saves her from the explosion, and shows her a whole different world than her own.

This new world involves things very different from her old world. People don't age. They have bionic eyes and a computer hooked to their brain. The rarely eat real food, just these nutritional pills with water, and they RUN EVERYWHERE. Together, they have to discover why someone is trying to kill Ima's people in The Dome. They have to save Dash, and of course, they encounter other hurdles along the way.

Socialpunk paints a vivid picture in this Dystopian world, intriguing and awing the mind and soul - it is a story that once ended, will leave you wanting much more.

Claire Blennerhassett

Reader, Blogger

Twenty-something | book-blogger | tea-drinker | procrastinator | wannabe-writer | student


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