Leaving Simplicity by Claire Carmichael
Posted June 16, 2008on:
Taylor and Barrett are cousins but they come from completely different worlds. Taylor is the daughter of a high-profile marketing specialist and lives in a city where advertisements are everywhere. Barrett was raised by his uncle in rural isolation where they do everything the old-fashioned way. After a tragic accident, Barrett is forced to move in with family he’s never met in a world he’s never known. But an untouched mind could prove to be very helpful in advertisement researched and soon both cousins find themselves in a dangerous situation, betrayed by those they trusted most.
Leaving Simplicity is one of the most thought-provoking books I’ve read in a long time. The idea of advertisements pretty much taking out our society in the near future is one that I find to be very realistic and scary at the same time. The cast of characters, from simple Barrett to tech savvy Taylor, were each incredibly unique and realistic. The world they lived in was so much like our but so different at the same time. There is no praise I can give that could explain how much I loved this book. Buy it, read it, love it. It will make you think.
*This book is available from annickpress.com*