Taylor's got a dangerous secret: he's a boy. His compound's been destroyed, and he's been relocated to Section One. Living under the Matriarch means giving up possessions, eating canned food and avoiding all physical contact. Baggy clothes hide his flat chest and skinny legs, but if anyone discovers what lies beneath, he'll be exiled. Maybe even executed.
Mary's never seen a boy—the Matriarch cut the pictures of men from the textbooks—and she doesn't suspect Taylor's secret. If she knew, she might understand the need to stop the girls from teasing him. If she knew, she might realize why she breaks the rules, just to be near him. Then again, she might be frightened to death of him.
Taylor should go. The Matriarch is watching his every move. But running means leaving Mary—and braving the land beyond the compound's boundaries.
First of all, I was really excited to be selected as a reviewer for this book. It looked really interesting, and I was telling everyone about it as soon as I first saw it.
The book itself was interesting. The story was pretty good, but it contradicted itself a lot. A good portion of it I was confused as to what was actually going on because of this.
Other than that, it was an easy read and I did enjoy it. It has a lot of potential and I am interested in reading more from this author.