All Good Children

All Good Children

eBook - 2011
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It's the middle of the twenty-first century and the elite children of New Middletown are lined up to receive a treatment that turns them into obedient, well-mannered citizens. Maxwell Connors, a seventeen-year-old prankster, misfit and graffiti artist, observes the changes with growing concern, especially when his younger sister, Ally, is targeted. Max and his best friend, Dallas, escape the treatment, but must pretend to be "zombies" while they watch their freedoms and hopes decay. When Max's family decides to take Dallas with them into the unknown world beyond New Middletown's borders, Max's creativity becomes an unexpected bonus rather than a liability.
Publisher: [United States] : Orca Book Publishers : Made available through hoopla, 2011
ISBN: 9781554698264
155469826X
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital
Call Number: eBook

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khs00
Aug 26, 2013

It was an interesting story but I think the characters could've been better and I wish I could've learnt more about the history. Dystopian fiction has seen better :/

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DanceFiddler
Aug 21, 2013

A teenager fights against the system as all the children in his insular community are vaccinated with a drug to make them docile, stripping them of personality and initiative. A deeply disturbing distopian future (sorry about the alliteration). Well-written, with high stakes (I couldn’t put it down), but oh, it was hard to read.

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s_kundrik
Aug 18, 2013

Dystopian fiction, but not very interesting or unique. The moralizing was heavy-handed, and the characters were not fully fleshed out. Not the best example of the genre.

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kristen89
Feb 01, 2013

The concept of making children well behaved 'zombies' I think is at the back of everyone's minds at some point, either with your own children or when babysitting. But when they no longer have free will and can die from the dose then it has gone to far. Was interesting though a little slow paced.

I personally did not like this book, but if you like sci-fi, futuristic books, you might. Enjoy :)

JDfirestorm Jan 17, 2013

starts off slow then picks up around the miidle of book

littlereader3391 Jan 09, 2013

I just love the cover of this book. It's next on my to-read list!

samdog123 Sep 01, 2012

This book won the 2012 Canadian Library association award in the Young Adult category. Living in a dystopian world where families can choose genetically bred children who are perfect, Max and his family are struggling to get by. When the schools begin to innoculate children, making them witless, well-behaved zombies, Max, his Mother and sister, along with best friend, decide to escape. Not an overly suspenseful book, but it is a well-written piece of dystopian fiction that will appeal to kids from grade 6 and up.

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TheDullStar
Jun 16, 2012

This book was really good.. But the story was kinda creepy.. If you like the Hunger Games or the Divergent trilogy, you'll probably like this book too. The writing is this book isn't as 'strong' or as 'good' (in some ways) as those two trilogies, but the storyline is really good. Although it's a little hard to understand it, as it's almost like a dystopian society.

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scarlett_02
Apr 28, 2012

hey ive been reading this story and let me tell you it is AWSOME! there are now ords to describe it. max is cool and a normal hormonal teenage boy. lol tell me what you think of it too? all the luv, <3

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" Whats with the slapping? Could you not hit me properly?" -Dallas speaking to Max

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