January 2020
This is a teen novel and reads like one. The book was based in a futuristic world ravaged by climate change. The main character was a young boy named Francis (Frenchie). We are taken on his journey of survival after his parents and brother are captured by the ruling class/party ("Recruiters"). We are given a brief summary of the plight of indigenous people in North America at the hands of the white race as the story goes on. I had no interest or could relate to any of the characters in this book. I kept reading hoping to eventually find some interest in it considering all the awards it garnered (such as the Governor General's, Kirkus Review, Code Burt, Amy Mathers, etc). I just couldn't finish this book, it was so boring to me. (2/10)

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