Matched Coffee Break

From everything I heard about this book, I assumed the matching plot was the basic story that everything else was added to. I’m starting to suspect it wasn’t. The original seems to be some sort of Giver/Fahrenheit 451 mashup, and then the author was told to stick Ky in there.

One of the things fiction can do is hold up a mirror to society. There doesn’t seem to be any sign of that here. Nor is it just a look at another society for the sake of it – everything about this society invites comparison to our own, but only to congratulate us for being better than them.

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