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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
I just found this a fascinating story; set in distant future; bu
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4 out of 9 people found this review helpful.
Only gave it a one because I couldn't give it a ZERO
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Posted February 29, 2012
Posted September 2, 2010
Reviewed by Melanie Foust for TeensReadToo.com
Keller has been born and raised in Foundland, an island composed entirely of women. She, along with everyone on the island, has learned of the pitfalls - reflection, decoration, coquetry, triviality, vivacity, compliance, and sensuality. She normally follows the rules, her accidental glimpse of an image (which is forbidden) while in the library aside. She is a tracker, currently in training to help keep the enemy away, if it ever dares set foot on Foundland. The enemy? Man.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Then Laing, a fellow tracker, shares with Keller a forbidden dwelling from the time before. She and a few others begin to frequent the place, silently sneaking away from their dwellings, being careful not to get caught. Keller is torn. The things they see and do are against everything they've been taught, but the forbidden images, of women and men from the past whose lives look so different from her own, compel her.
Strange things begin to happen, and the world as Keller knows it is changing rapidly. She will have to find out who she is and who she should trust. Her decisions will change her life, irrevocably.
Debut author Lesley Hauge's dystopian novel takes readers into a world where women's values are very different. In this world, friendship is something to be avoided, a sign of weakness. Love and family are foreign concepts. I kept waiting for a man to swoop in and save the day, but no. This is a story about female strengths and weaknesses, of self-discovery and finding out what you'll do when you think no one is watching.
Suspenseful and thought-provoking, NOMANSLAND is a book that will spark many conversations amongst its readers.
Posted February 2, 2011
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