When I put this audio book on hold at the library I had absolutely no idea that [a:Glenn Beck|188932|Glenn Beck|http://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1290612231p2/188932.jpg] the political radio talk show host was affiliated with this novel. I just enjoy good dystopian stories and I don't really care who writes them. After listening to the epilogue by Mr. Beck at the end of the book looks like the credit goes to Harriet Parke for writing this novel and it appears it was written to help further her political views of the real life UN Agenda 21. Because I am one those American's who is not much into politics my opinion of this book is based solely on the entertainment value I experienced from it.
Well, I didn't care much for the protagonist Emmeline, she seemed childish and much to naive and I found her character to be quite unbelievable. There is a feeling of paranoia that runs through the novel and I can live with that after all this is a dystopia. But the bad writing is hard to ignore. I would say this book compares more to [b:The Handmaid's Tale|38447|The Handmaid's Tale|Margaret Atwood|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1294702760s/38447.jpg|1119185] then to [b:The Hunger Games|2767052|The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1)|Suzanne Collins|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1358275334s/2767052.jpg|2792775] and that being said I enjoyed [a:Margaret Atwood|3472|Margaret Atwood|http://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1282859073p2/3472.jpg]'s story much, much more. There is no real conclusion at the end and the reader is just left hanging and I detest endings like that. I'm giving it two stars.