Wow! At first this story unnerved me because like the main character, Hana, my own mother had the mutation (cancer) and her prognosis was not good. I found myself identifying with Hana immediately; her fear of losing her mother, feeling overwhelmed with school, work and home responsibilities, wondering if doctors were doing all they could to help my mother, etc. This connection drew me to Hana’s character and into the story. Once there, I could hardly put the book down. Hana’s ideal life is turned upside down when she discovers the Greaters (who are the perfect caretakers of all the weaker societies – Middles and Lessers), have lied about the medicines available to cancer victims and that they deliberately withhold the medicines that could help society; and worse use some medicines to control society and hold them in bondage. Unable to trust anyone and searching for answers, Hana discovers there is a force more powerful than the Greaters…and it can change her life and the entire world if she can only find more information about it. This book leaves you reflecting on our current political systems and the tools being used to manipulate, control, and hold our own society in bondage. Do we have the courage to do what is right?!
Here is the Goodreads.com promo for this book:
When Hana’s mom is diagnosed with the mutation, she confesses to Hana she doesn’t know what will happen if she dies. Fischer, a medic at the hospital, implies there is Someone who can help–but religion’s been outlawed. Hana embarks on a dangerous journey, seeking the answers Fischer insists are available. But when the truth is uncovered, will Hana stick to what she’s been taught? Or will she join the rebellion and take a stand against an oppressive society?