Perry Road by Emi Gayle – a book set against the backdrop of future civil unrest? Or patriotism?

On September 11, 2013 by Aimee

It’s 2132 and life as we know it today is the same. Or is it?

Perry Road by Emi Gayle

In 2132, “We the people …” means nothing, and it hasn’t for a hundred years.

Like all the citizens of the American Union, eighteen-year-old Erianna Keating is not to ask questions. She is not to believe anything except what the A.U. tells her. More importantly, she’s not supposed to know what she doesn’t know, nor that she’s a pawn.

Like everyone else, though, she is, and like everyone else, she is a hundred percent oblivious to what’s going on.

Or is she? Are they?

Erianna thinks going to Perry Road and joining the national registration program is her next step toward adulthood; the 2132 candidates for adult-classification, though, are in for a big surprise. Especially Erianna.

Thanks to Zane Warren, an awkward but hot guy who won’t shut up about a history that doesn’t—or shouldn’t—matter anymore, Erianna will know. Will learn. That includes finding out what actually happens after registration and doing something, anything, about it.

Fixing what went wrong, what caused the U.S.A. to split into two countries, though, is not on Erianna’s bucket list, but as she faces her future, she must decide whether to fall in line with the American Union’s plan for her, or to consider that Zane might not be wrong, and the time for revolution begins now.

There’s something to be said for a political, dystopian, new adult novel set in the future that’s just far enough out of reach yet close enough to potentially be real. Or become real. As we the American public have seen throughout the years, we’re either passive or aggressive. We’re led by the minority or fought against by those in power. The people aren’t heard as new laws are enacted and constitutional rights are challenged.

Where do we go? Anywhere but up, some mights ay. Anywhere but down, others may argue.

No matter what political side you’re on (conservative or liberal, republican or democratic) you know there is something wrong with our country. Whatever your beliefs, something isn’t right. How will that be resolved? Will our founding fathers roll over in their graves? Or will they applaud our actions?

We don’t know today, but looking into the future and using the future as 20/20 hindsight to today, it’s pretty obvious only one ‘way’ is going to work and in that, an entire ‘nother group will lose.

Right or wrong, it will happen and while Perry Road may be fiction, I’m pretty darn sure some, if not all, of it will happen.

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