Somerville, MA : Candlewick Press, 2013
||In an alternate United
Kingdom in the 1950s, Standish is living in a
dystopian society. Standish and his grandfather
are living in Zone 7 and barely surviving. Food
is scarce and the military is everywhere. His parents
have disappeared after speaking out about the
conditions. Now Standish goes to school each day
and is bullied because of his learning
disability. But once Hector and his family move
in, they become like a family. Hector and
Standish become very close friends and dream of flying
to Jupiter to escape the curelty of the
Motherland. But even their dreams of living in
the land of Croca-Colas and Cadillacs cannot change
the harshness of their surroundings. The boys
have found a hole in the wall that keeps them in Zone
7 and they venture in. They know that it is
dangerous. But they see a different side of life
there. The wall gets higher and higher every day
and the boys know they can't go in there again.
But what happens when someone from the other side
comes to them?
|SUBJECTS: Oppression (Psychology) -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Courage -- Fiction.
Moon -- Fiction.