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Wishlist Wednesday # 11

Wishlist Wednesday is hosted by Pen to Paper. It is the place to showcase one book that has been on our wishlist. Click on the image if you feel like joining in on the fun.

On My Wishlist is: The Declaration by Gemma Malley

Blurb from Amazon:
Anna Covey is a ‘Surplus’. She should not have been born. In a society in which ageing is no longer feared, and death is no longer an inevitability, children are an abomination.

Like all Surpluses, Anna is living in a Surplus Hall and learning how to make amends for the selfish act her parents committed in having her. She is quietly accepting of her fate until, one day, a new inmate arrives. Anna’s life is thrown into chaos. But is she brave enough to believe this mysterious boy?

A tense and utterly compelling story about a society behind a wall, and the way in which two young people seize the chance to break free.

I must be in a dystopia mode because I like the sound of this novel. It also makes me angry that society punishes the children of rule breakers. It is not the children’s fault if the parents choose to disobey rules but people do forget this important fact. Oh well. Still, it sounds very interesting and I love the butterfly on the cover.