Nov 16, 2012

The Forever Contract Review

Title: The Forever Contract
Author: Avery Sawyer
Genre: YA
Publisher: Planet Explorers Publishing
Pages: 56
Rating: 2 Stars
Buy: Amazon |

In the very near future, the country is plunged into drought and unrest. Scarce resources and constant heat are making life completely miserable. Casey doesn't think she can stand slugging back another gel pack or working one more shift at the wells. Fortunately, there's a solution: anyone over the age of seventeen can sign the Forever Contract and enter a utopian paradise. While people's minds take a permanent vacation, their bodies get warehoused and hooked up to a complex array of sensors and feeding tubes. As Casey's brother says, "You upload your consciousness to the system and you're free to live as long as you want, however you want. No more pain, no more heat, no more awful dust, no more work. Just pure thought. It's what our species has always been meant for. Suffering is for philosophers. Not for me."

Casey's ready to sign--a permanent vacation is just what she needs. There's only one problem: her boyfriend James doesn't trust it.

Told from his and her perspectives, The Forever Contract is a 17,000 word (60 page) novella suitable for readers in grade 8 and above.

Would you sign the contract?

Review: A seeming utopia where not everything is not as it seems. You know the saying if it's too good to be true? This would be the case here.

At the age of 17 you are given a choice, leave the hard life and go into a virtual reality where your environment is made entirely by you. The perfect utopia...

The story had a very unique premise, one that kept me turning the pages. One that kept me very interested.

The characters were wonderful, the supporting cast were equally well thought out. I was highly enjoying the short story.

It had a wonderful pacing... until about last few pages where it fell extremely short, it was very anti-climatic, with loose ends.

*I received a copy through Library Thing's Member Giveaway in exchange for a honest review*

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