2788. Only the handicapped live on Earth. While everyone else portals between worlds, 18-year-old Jarra is among the one in a thousand people born with an immune system that cannot survive on other planets. Sent to Earth at birth to save her life, she has been abandoned by her parents. She can’t travel to other worlds, but she can watch their vids, and she knows all the jokes they make. She’s an ‘ape’, a ‘throwback’, but this is one ape girl who won’t give in.
Jarra invents a fake background for herself – as a normal child of Military parents – and joins a class of norms that is on Earth to excavate the ruins of the old cities. When an ancient skyscraper collapses, burying another research team, Jarra’s role in their rescue puts her in the spotlight. No hiding at back of class now. To make life more complicated, she finds herself falling in love with one of her classmates – a norm from another planet. Somehow, she has to keep the deception going.
A freak solar storm strikes the atmosphere, and the class is ordered to portal off-world for safety – no problem for a real child of military parents, but fatal for Jarra. The storm is so bad that the crews of the orbiting solar arrays have to escape to planet below: the first landing from space in 600 years. And one is on collision course with their shelter.
I thank to Janet for handed me a copy for review.
Jarra's dystopian world in which he lives, because of a immunity disease, she is forced to live on Earth, given that, in 2788, Earth is no longer the only house of the people.
Stubbornness that give proof Jarra, guide her as to the age of 18 to enroll in a class that is studying pre-history, which is intended only for the people living on other planets, to normal people.
Residents of the other planets, are people who can not properly appreciate the inability to those like Jarra, and call them apes, classifying them as a subspecies of humanity that must avoid if possible. Therefore Jarra assumes a false identity, and fall on the dizzying whirl of her plan to laugh in front of the other planets residents.
The book is full of items and events that just make you wonder why a certain thing happens, why Jarra react in a certain way, and what can happen. Going through the pages of the book, realize the chaotic manner in which the heroine crosses their unexpected occurrences, and start with a lot of questions remain, which, to the end of the book will disappear, letting a teaching note that the author takes out extremely well in evidence. That not label people, based simply on words and other clues, that can be ultimately meaningless.
The entire book is written in a slightly chaotic tempt, in the very good sense of the word, emphasizing in an ending that whatever the circumstances in which we may be called different, or suffering from a disease, we may be able to succeed like a normal person, often even with some extra qualities, or more well defined.
MY RATING: 4,5/5
Ii multumesc lui Janet pentru ca mi-a inmanat o copie pentru recenzie.
In lumea distopica in care traieste Jarra, din cauza unei boli de imunitate, ea este obligata sa traiasca pe Pamant, in conditiile in care, in anul 2788, planeta Pamant nu mai este singura casa a oamenilor.
Incapatanarea de care da insa dovada Jarra, o indruma ca la varsta de 18 ani sa se inscrie intr-o clasa in care se studiaza pre-istoria, care este destinata doar oamenilor ce locuiesc pe alte planete, oamenilor normali.
Locuitorii celorlalte planete, sunt oameni care nu stiu sa aprecieze corect incapabilitatea celor ca Jarra, si ii numesc pe acestia maimute, clasificandu-i ca pe o subspecie a omenirii de care trebuie sa se fereasca pe cat posibil. De aceea Jarra isi asuma o identitate falsa, si se arunca in valtoarea ametitoare a planului ei de a le rade in nas locuitorilor celorlalte planete.
Cartea abunda de elemente si intamplari care pur si simplu te fac sa te intrebi de ce se intampla un anumit lucru, de ce Jarra reactioneaza intr-un anumit fel, si ce se mai poate intampla. Parcurgand paginile cartii, realizezi maniera haotica in care eroina isi traverseaza intamplarile neasteptate, si incepi usor sa ramai cu o multime de intrebari, care, spre sfarsitul cartii vor disparea, lasand sa se observe o invatatura pe care autoarea o scoate extrem de bine in evidenta. Aceea de a nu eticheta oamenii, bazandu-te doar pe vorbe si alte indicii, ce pot fi in final fara sens.
Intreaga lucrare este o scrisa intr-o tenta usor haotica, in sensul foarte bun al cuvantului, accentuand intr-un sfarsit ca oricare ar fi imprejurarea in care am putea fi numiti diferiti, sau suferind de o boala, putem fi capabili sa reusim asemeni unui om normal, de multe ori chiar avand unele calitati in plus, sau mult mai bine definite.