Twenty-Five to Life: A road-trip through dystopia

An immersive dystopian road-trip through a future America

by: RWW Greene

In late twenty-first century America, under 25s have lost virtually all rights. They are bound to their parents with no agency in their own lives. Two years before her 25th birthday, Julie runs away and seeks a new life on the open road.

I wasn’t sure what to expect with this one – but once I started reading, I found it difficult to put down. Although the author didn’t shy away from the bleak reality of the world he envisioned, the characters were almost all ones I wanted to root for.

An immersive dystopian road-trip through a future America packed with a diverse array of characters with both good and ill intentions.

At various points, I was reminded of Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven and J. Scott Coatsworth’s Dropnauts – yet it was always fresh and true to itself.

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