Nothing is ever what it seems in this riveting science fiction dystopia about a future society's frightening overdependence on technology. A powerful debut from award-winning journalist Shari Lopatin, "The Apollo Illusion" is a must-read for today's older teenagers and young adults.
The year is 2150, and bullied nineteen-year-old Flora can no longer ignore the burning curiosity to learn what's behind the towering Wall surrounding her home state of Apollo. Citizens still read books, discuss philosophy, and send text messages, but questioning The Other Side is forbidden.
When Flora's naïveté accidentally reveals a dark secret about Apollo, she's forced into an isolated web of truth, lies, and survival. Fearing for her life, she leaves behind a clue for her childhood friend, Andrew, placing her last hope in their special bond.
"The Apollo Illusion" is a story for the hackers, the techies, the seekers, and the rebels of the world.
|Publisher:||BookBooks Publishing LLC|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)|
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In a world of turmoil created by a Virtual Revolution in 2075, Ms. Lopatin spins a story of suspense where Flora, a curious college student and her friends, Andrew and Don, seek answers to what is beyond the wall that surrounds their idealistic home near Flagstaff, Arizona, called Apollo. Ms. Lopatin’s writing style is fast paced and I found myself reading the book in a day! I was always excited to return to find out what lay beyond. The frightening realization of what lies beyond does not seem that impossible to me. As the secrets of the other side are revealed, one can visualize the actual possibility of the revolution happening if our world does not get the digital over dependency under control. I would highly recommend this novel to those whose minds seek curiosity and possibilities.
I am a sucker for a good dystopian novel-and The Apollo Illusion did not disappoint! The characters are well thought out and realistic for their too good to be true lives that they lead. Flora provides the reader with a heroine worth rooting for throughout the entire novel. Shari gives us a frightening glimpse into what society would be like if the government controlled all of our information while isolating us from the rest of the world. I was captivated by the mystery of what was behind the wall and why it was built. And I couldn’t put it down until I knew whether the government was protecting its people or if the rest of the world was being protected from the people inside Apollo. As a working mom who loves the Hunger Games and other Young Adult mystery novels, this book fit nicely into my niche. This book captures its audience from the first page, all the way until the exciting conclusion. Additionally, just like Pixar’s Wall-E forced us to see what our lives could be like if we stopped caring for our planet, the Apollo Illusion forces us to look at what life could be like if we continue down this dangerous path of living our lives mostly online with no personal interaction. I enjoyed this book immensely and hope for a sequel!