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12 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

The ultimate social experiment!

With Heroes' Day, Gordon asks a simple enough question: What would the world be like without war? His answer: a social dystopia where money and resources are earned by "elite" citizens in a variety of competitive sports, arts, and academics. If your country's elites win...
With Heroes' Day, Gordon asks a simple enough question: What would the world be like without war? His answer: a social dystopia where money and resources are earned by "elite" citizens in a variety of competitive sports, arts, and academics. If your country's elites win, you get money or resources for 4 more years. If your country loses, you have to turn over your resources to the winning nations for 4 years. Monica, the main character, is a young elite athlete who dreams of becoming a Patriot citizen - that's the term for those who earn credits for their country as opposed to just their hometown. Her dreams are shattered when her parents can no longer afford to pay for her training. For her, life as an ordinary citizen is a fate worse than death, but a chance visit from some military officers, who are looking to reboot their ailing gymnastics program, results in her being drafted as a Patriot team captain. Thus begins Monica's ascension into the dubious world of Patriot elites, where honesty and hard work are supplanted by celebrity virtues, and wishing for something and actually having it are two completely different things. What you see isn't always what you get. The plot in Heroes' Day is heavy on social politics. The author obviously put a lot of thought into what America could be like in the late 21st century. Monica's character is really well thought out, and very mature for her age, emotionally if not physically. The result is a novel that reads incredibly well, and should appeal to both teens and adults looking for a great "what if?" scifi story. Looks GREAT on the Nook, by the way - it's nice to see smaller publishers taking the time to make sure their ebooks are formatted properly.

posted by mattkim on January 21, 2011

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2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Another "hunger game" type of book

Young adults will enjoy this type of book. I'm getting tired of this story line, however, the book is well written and follows the plot line providing adventure along the way. Those who are in thralled with this type of book won't be disappointed.

posted by Para-Fan on September 29, 2012

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