Friday, April 29, 2011
Tomorrow Girls A Review
Tomorrow Girls : Behind the Gate by Eva Gray
Genre: YA ARC
Publisher: Scholastic Books
Source: Shelf Awareness win
In a terrifying future world, four girls must depend on each other if they want to survive.
Louisa is nervous about being sent away to a boarding school -- but she’s excited, too. And she has her best friend, Maddie, to keep her company. The girls have to pretend to be twin sisters, which Louisa thinks just adds to the adventure!
Country Manor School isn’t all excitement, though. Louisa isn’t sure how she feels about her new roommates: athletic but snobby Rosie and everything’s-a-conspiracy Evelyn. Even Maddie seems different away from home, quiet and worried all the time.
Still, Louisa loves CMS -- the survival skills classes, the fresh air. She doesn’t even miss not having a TV, or the internet, or any contact with home. It’s for their own safety, after all.
Or is it?
I know a lot of people are into the dystopian books, but this one was not worth it to me. The plot was good, but the writing is very weak and the characters are shallow.
This is billed as a YA book, but it’s more like a juvenile chapter book.
The girls in this story are ok, but the story just didn’t pull me in. This is the first in a series, but I’m not impressed enough to want to read the other books. I usually try to find something positive to say about a book, but unfortunately I can’t with this one. You may like it, but I think there are probably better dystopian stories out there to spend time with.