What is the price paid for the creation of a perfect society?
In Whitopolis, a gleamingly white city of the future where illness has been eradicated, shock waves run through the populace when a bedraggled, dirt-stricken boy materialises in the main street. Led by government propaganda, most citizens shun him as a demon, except for Wellesbury Noon – a high school student the same age as the boy.
Upon befriending the boy, Wellesbury feels a connection that he can’t explain – as well as discovering that his new friend comes from a land that is stricken by disease and only has two weeks to live. Why do he and a girl named Ezmerelda Dontible appear to be the only ones who want to help?
As they dig deeper, everything they know is turned on its head – and a race to save one boy becomes a struggle to redeem humanity.
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About the Author
Nick Wilford is a writer and stay-at-home dad. Once a journalist, he now makes use of those early morning times when the house is quiet to explore the realms of fiction. When not writing he can usually be found spending time with his family or cleaning something. He has four short stories published in Writer’s Muse magazine. Nick is also co-running a campaign to get a dedicated specialist college built in Scotland. Visit him at http://nickwilford.blogspot.co.uk/.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Black and white is the first book of its Trilogy. The story focuses on how one should stand for what they believe in, instead of following what others do. The story is set in a perfect world called Whitopolis. This place is where the dreams are made of. There is no dirt, no death, no illness, and everything just works as smoothly as one could imagine. In a world where everyone lives a long life of happiness, where nothing goes wrong, a boy named, Wellesbury lives happily. When a stranger shows up covered with mud and dirt, everyone thinks he is a demon. To Wellesbury, the new comer, Mallinger is a fascinating subject of intrigue. As he investigates more, he realizes that the new comer is from a different world called, Fusterberry. This world is ravaged by decay and disease. Mallinger is sick and has two weeks to live. Wellesbury and his friend make it their mission to try and save the boy. Along the way, they discover more than what they bargained for. The first thing I really enjoyed about the book was the novel approach the author has taken into the storytelling. I found the subject of the plot to be extremely interesting and found it fascinating. The literature was also powerful and had a beautiful flow to it. The interaction between the kids and the character development was another interesting fact about the story. Although there was not much growth from the characters, their personalities were very well laid out. They were relatable and very easy to bond with. Anyone interested dystopian novels and unique storylines will thoroughly enjoy this book. I highly recommend it.
Remarkable read There is a price for perfection, but who wants that anyway? It's a remarkable story that fits right in with the dystopian genre, and turns it on its ear. It's well written, and a well thought out plot. There is something about a perfect society, and it's far from perfect. Wellesbury is a deep, complex character and when he encounters Ezmeralda, things definitely change. Filled with plot twists and turns, this book is worth the read.