The We and The They

Kyra Ann
DYSTOPIAN: The world is no longer the world as we know it. The Great Famine has crippled the inhabitants on Earth. Now the people are divided into factions. A group known as the “We” bands together to try to survive. Another group, known as the “They” promises them food, water, and a better life. The “We” were enraptured by the looks of the “They” with their tall and metallic frames. The “We” should have known that it was a trap, but they didn’t know until it was too late. The “They” use the “We” as slaves. The “We” do backbreaking work. But then the rituals begin and they start catching discussions of the flames. The only way they can survive is to find a way to escape. 
This is exactly the type of book one should add to their Fall Reading List! It has the bones of science fiction with the aesthetic of a horror story. This is a really short read that will leave readers with thoughts about community and survival. It also gives the vibes of a story that was told orally, passed down through the years. It is fascinating how all the characters maintain qualities that align with nature. The only thing that made things a little difficult is the constant “We” and “They.” If those words were italicized it would make for easier transitions. However, this did not take away from the enjoyment of the story. Readers looking for a thought-provoking, dystopian read need look no further!
Amanda Hupe