Harriet Parke has written a sequel to her book Agenda 21 with the book Agenda 21 into the Shadows. This story follows the two main characters from her previous story, as well as one of the main characters parents and a group sent to capture all of them. In the book, there is no President, Congress, or America anymore. There is only “The Republic” now ran by the Authority. While this book presented as a good read, I would have liked more of the backstory as to how the U.N. Agenda 21 program was adopted in America, and who makes up the authority. I did enjoy reading about some of the “Shadow people” mentioned in the first book, and how much was learned from them. Several plot twists kept me guessing as to how things would end. Many questions were left open as to why thing were the way they were in Agenda 21 into the Shadows. Overall a good read, four Platypires.
Agenda 21 is reminiscent to me of the type of storytelling of George Orwell. Harriet Parke proposes a life where environmentalism runs rampant and everything is measured by the impact that it has on that environment. Socialism is one of the few ways to force people into this world with the "it’s the best thing for us" mentality. When we join the story, a few generations have passed since the implementation of the United Nations Agenda 21 program and the world is separated into communities. People, are treated like commodities and are utilized accordingly. The major problem with this worldview is that those at the top are removed from the lives of everyday people, and are better than the rest because they get to make the rules. This book is a look at preventing rampant environmentalism and socialism. I feel that Harriet Parke has written a winner in this book in that it is trying to wake up America to the point that the United Nations while a governing body is not our governing body, and we need to make the best choices for America not the entire world. Five Platypires.