Precisely Terminated

Sunday, December 30, 2012
“We haven’t much time. Your struggle will kill millions.”
Monica closed her eyes and gritted her teeth. She squeezed her other leg up to her chest, forcing her back against the duct ceiling. What he said was true, but if he let her go, she could save them. The plans had to work.

Book: Precisely Terminated (The Cantral Chronicles) by Amanda L. Davis, Living Ink Books, 2011

Genre: Futuristic
Target Audience: Girls and Boys 16+
Subjects: Death, Sacrifice, Slavery
Summary: One child. Out of millions, only one child did not have a chip planted in her. And that one child lived when everyone else was killed. And that one child, now twelve years later has to save them all. Whenever a child is born, a chip is implanted in them. To eat, bathe, or really anything, to live, they have to have that chip. For that is how they maintain control. If you go out of your area, if you fail to report to your duty, if you become sick or injured, if you say the wrong thing, if you fail in any way to meet the standards set for you, you are instantly terminated. Monica has seen it happen time and time again. But she is the hope of all. The one child who survived the gas twelve years ago now looks for the answers for how to shut down the computer system that controls the chips. She’s as much of a slave as any of them are, yet this one slave has to find a way to be their salvation.
Notes: A futuristic novel about a corrupt government who controls all the people with electronic chips and frequently terminates any who become inconvenient, this story seems quite dark. But it does contain hope that Monica will be able to save them all and does end on a at least somewhat high note. As for spiritual content, there really isn’t any in this story, but there are hints of it. Monica doesn’t know any real answers and very few others do, but there are old hymns that imply life beyond death and some notes in an old book tell Monica she can’t do this on her own, but must have faith. So I’m hoping the next two books will contain more spiritual content. This one just leaves the characters hoping there is a reason for hope, but not really sure of anything.
Spiritual Content Recommendation Scale: 2/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

1 Corinthians 15:19If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are to be pitied more than all men.


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