☆ This Little Light ¶ Download by ¿ Lori Lansens

☆ This Little Light ¶ Download by ¿ Lori Lansens This book was all too real At times some of the references had me questioning what was from the world of the novel and what was actually happening in our world A fascinating, terrifying glimpse of what America could become not so long from now Please read and learn from this novel Long live the heathens NATIONAL BESTSELLERThis Brilliant New Novel Is An Urgent Bulletin From An All Too Believable Near Future In Which The Religious Right Has Come Out On Top And Where A Smart Young Girl Who Questions The New Order Is Suddenly A Terrorist By The Bestselling Author Of The Girls AndThe Mountain StoryTaking Place Over Hours In The Year , This Is The Story Of Rory Anne Miller, On The Run With Her Best Friend Because They Are Accused Of Bombing Their Posh Californian High School During An American Virtue Ball There S A Bounty On Their Heads, And A Social Media Storm Of Trolls Flying Around Them, Not To Mention A Posse Of Law Enforcement, Attack Helicopters And Drones Trying To Track Them Down Rory S Mom, A Social Activist And Lawyer, Has Been Arrested And Implicated In Her Daughter S Crimes Whereas Her Dad Who Betrayed His Wife And Daughter In A Nasty Divorce Is Cooperating With The Authorities The Story Exists In A Universe Of Gated Communities, Born Again Christians, Probationary Citizens Once Known As Dreamers , Re Criminalized Abortion And Birth Control, Teenage Virginity Oaths And Something Called The Red Market, Which Is Either A Conservative Bogey Man Created To Further Polarize The Base Or A Criminal Network Making Money From Selling Unwanted Babies To Whomever Wants Them And Fetal Tissue To Cosmetics And Drug CompaniesRory Is Cynical And Scared, Furious And Scathing, Betrayed And Looking For Something Or Someone To Trust What She Has To Say About The Dads And Bosses And Politicians Lining Up To Keep Women In Their Place, And About The Ways Women Collaborate In Their Own Undermining, Is Fierce, And Funny, And Sad, And True This compelling story takes place in the near future and features relevant issues, a tense plot, a strong main character and a shocking ending The intensity grows throughout the story, which is set over 48 hours, as two teenage girls flee for their lives when they re accused of bombing their high school s Virtue Ball.
This is a Dystopian read where issues of socio economic disparity, immigration, climate change, the power of the government, media and fundamentalist religion are at the forefront Abortion has been recriminalized and birth control is hard to obtain, which creates an underground Pink Market for these services The rights of women have been whittled away to the point where teen girls are told their place in society, which includes declaring a chastity promise to their fathers That s a whole lotta issues, but it works.
Rory, as the protagonist, is a breath of fresh air I love her strength and conviction as she voices her opinions and relentlessly questions the way things are being done her outspokenness often being blamed on her being half Canadian Atta, girl She s one small voice in a sea of media, Christian fundamentalists and politicians who want to control the rights of women and keep immigrants in their place.
This story has a strong Teen vibe to it which is great, but unexpected The only thing I didn t love was the teen speak which felt contrived and often grating For example, I wanted to tell Fee to go up and have a shower because smell This kind of dialogue occurred a lot and felt awkward like the author was trying too hard to sound like a teen.
Overall, this was an engaging, eye opening read that handles some big issues within a compulsive story that shows the importance of people questioning how things are done and not just accepting what you see in the media as fact This is, obviously, a good pick for people itching for books with a Handmaid s Tale feel to it.
Disclaimer My sincere thanks to Random House Canada for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
Kudos to Ms Lansens for writing a different genre but her contemporary fiction The Girls and her historical fiction Rush Home Road are two of my all time favourite reads.
This Little Light takes place over 48 hours in the year 2023 They live in an exclusive gated area where abortion is illegal and girls must pledge to their fathers that they will not have sex before marriage.
This is the story of 16 yr old Rory on the run with her best friend because they are accused of bombing their upper class Californian high school during an American Virtue Ball There is a bounty on their heads and they hide as law enforcement, helicopters and drones try to track them down.
Told through Rory s blog writings of the events that occurred it is also about women s rights, abortion, immigration, religion and friendship.
Thank you to NetGalley and Penguin Random House Canada for a copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review.
Lori Lansens is one of my favorite writers Rush Home Road will always be near and dear to me Each of her books has brought something different to the page and her latest This Little Light is no exceptionThis Little Light is set in the near future 2023 The most frightening thing about this book It s happening here and now Abortion has been re criminalized, as has birth control, Virtue Balls where a teenage girl pledges chastity with a ring to her father are the norm, unwanted babies are being sold And women are being kept in line Lansens weaves current issues women s rights, the have and the have nots in terms of money and resources, religion and politics, immigration and into this latest novel.
This Little Light is told by sixteen year old Rory Miller Rory is reluctantly at her Purity Ball when a bomb goes off And she and her best friend are now the most famous girls in America But for all the wrong reasons They are being accused of being the bombers and are now on the run Through her blog over the course of forty eight hours, we get a bigger picture of what is going on and who might be pulling strings Why is she being targeted Rory questions the way things are, she s a square peg who refuses to go along with the crowd and accept the edicts being given to women I never shut up I never give up I ask too many questions I m a contrarian So I stared my blog, This Little Light I loved her, I loved her voice and most of all her courage in questioning.
Lansens has done a good job of finding the voice of a teenager The dialogue, interior thoughts and actions all ring true The stream of consciousness as she posts to her blog draws the reader into the action and tension I was completely caught up in the who and the why And as the number of pages left to read grew smaller, I couldn t put it down What would the ending bring I must admit I was caught unawares and was gutted It s right but wrong.
Bottom line Couldn t put it down Another great read from Lori Lansens Who would like this book If you like The Handmaid s Tale, pick up This Little Light.
This compelling story takes place in the near future and features relevant issues, a tense plot, a strong main character and a shocking ending The intensity grows throughout the story, which is set over 48 hours, as two teenage girls flee for their lives when they re accused of bombing their high school s Virtue Ball.
This is a Dystopian read where issues of socio economic disparity, immigration, climate change, the power of the government, media and fundamentalist religion are at the forefront Abortion has been recriminalized and birth control is hard to obtain, which creates an underground Pink Market for these services The rights of women have been whittled away to the point where teen girls are told their place in society, which includes declaring a chastity promise to their fathers That s a whole lotta issues, but it works.
Rory, as the protagonist, is a breath of fresh air I love her strength and conviction as she voices her opinions and relentlessly questions the way things are being done her outspokenness often being blamed on her being half Canadian Atta, girl She s one small voice in a sea of media, Christian fundamentalists and politicians who want to control the rights of women and keep immigrants in their place.
This story has a strong Teen vibe to it which is great, but unexpected The only thing I didn t love was the teen speak which felt contrived and often grating For example, I wanted to tell Fee to go up and have a shower because smell This kind of dialogue occurred a lot and felt awkward like the author was trying too hard to sound like a teen.
Overall, this was an engaging, eye opening read that handles some big issues within a compulsive story that shows the importance of people questioning how things are done and not just accepting what you see in the media as fact This is, obviously, a good pick for people itching for books with a Handmaid s Tale feel to it.
Disclaimer My sincere thanks to Random House Canada for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.


Lori Lansens is one of my favorite writers Rush Home Road will always be near and dear to me Each of her books has brought something different to the page and her latest This Little Light is no exceptionThis Little Light is set in the near future 2023 The most frightening thing about this book It s happening here and now Abortion has been re criminalized, as has birth control, Virtue Balls where a teenage girl pledges chastity with a ring to her father are the norm, unwanted babies are being sold And women are being kept in line Lansens weaves current issues women s rights, the have and the have nots in terms of money and resources, religion and politics, immigration and into this latest novel.
This Little Light is told by sixteen year old Rory Miller Rory is reluctantly at her Purity Ball when a bomb goes off And she and her best friend are now the most famous girls in America But for all the wrong reasons They are being accused of being the bombers and are now on the run Through her blog over the course of forty eight hours, we get a bigger picture of what is going on and who might be pulling strings Why is she being targeted Rory questions the way things are, she s a square peg who refuses to go along with the crowd and accept the edicts being given to women I never shut up I never give up I ask too many questions I m a contrarian So I stared my blog, This Little Light I loved her, I loved her voice and most of all her courage in questioning.
Lansens has done a good job of finding the voice of a teenager The dialogue, interior thoughts and actions all ring true The stream of consciousness as she posts to her blog draws the reader into the action and tension I was completely caught up in the who and the why And as the number of pages left to read grew smaller, I couldn t put it down What would the ending bring I must admit I was caught unawares and was gutted It s right but wrong.
Bottom line Couldn t put it down Another great read from Lori Lansens Who would like this book If you like The Handmaid s Tale, pick up This Little Light.
Kudos to Ms Lansens for writing a different genre but her contemporary fiction The Girls and her historical fiction Rush Home Road are two of my all time favourite reads.
This Little Light takes place over 48 hours in the year 2023 They live in an exclusive gated area where abortion is illegal and girls must pledge to their fathers that they will not have sex before marriage.
This is the story of 16 yr old Rory on the run with her best friend because they are accused of bombing their upper class Californian high school during an American Virtue Ball There is a bounty on their heads and they hide as law enforcement, helicopters and drones try to track them down.
Told through Rory s blog writings of the events that occurred it is also about women s rights, abortion, immigration, religion and friendship.
Thank you to NetGalley and Penguin Random House Canada for a copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review.