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The Declaration

Malley, Gemma (Book - 2007 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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In 2140 England, where drugs enable people to live forever and children are illegal, teenaged Anna, an obedient "Surplus" training to become a house servant, discovers that her birth parents are trying to find her.
Authors: Malley, Gemma
Title: The Declaration
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Children's Books : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers, 2007
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
Characteristics: 300 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: by Gemma Malley
Summary: In 2140 England, where drugs enable people to live forever and children are illegal, teenaged Anna, an obedient "Surplus" training to become a house servant, discovers that her birth parents are trying to find her.
ISBN: 1599901196
9781599901190
Branch Call Number: y MALLEY
Subject Headings: England Juvenile fiction Children Juvenile fiction Aging Juvenile fiction Immortality Juvenile fiction
Genre/Form: Science fiction
Topical Term: Children
Aging
Immortality
LCCN: 2006102138
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In 2140 England, where drugs enable people to live forever and children are illegal, teenaged Anna, an obedient ''Surplus'' training to become a house servant, discovers that her birth parents are trying to find her.

In 2140 England, where drugs enable people to live forever and children are illegal, teenaged Anna, an obedient "Surplus" training to become a house servant, discovers that her birth parents are trying to find her.

In 2140 England, where drugs enable people to live forever and children are illegal, teenaged Anna, an obedient "Surplus" training to become a house servant, discovers that her birth parents are trying to find her.


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Jun 04, 2013
  • ebkita rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Soooo good ! I couldn't put it down! Can't wait to start the next!

Mar 14, 2013
  • Perenelle rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I loved this book. It is such a good, imaginative idea and yet you feel like you should have thought of the world's future that way before. It teaches us that there is a point to everything, even death, and sometimes a short life with love is better than a long life without.

I wonder if something of the sort will have to happen someday, enev without any type of Longevity. I mean, the world's population really is growing.

I hope it doesn't.

Jul 30, 2012
  • Elizabeth Neilson rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This book was a great read, it's a wonder why it isn't more popular. The plot is unexpected and intricate; I can not wait to read the next book, The Resistance.

Jul 04, 2012
  • Olive_Nightingale_1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A cool book looking at a futuristic world where living forever comes at a price, and for others servitude and fear.

Dec 04, 2011
  • fienglohe14 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This book was really great...the choice between preserving your own life or creating another-you can't have both-makes people think. What would you choose?

Aug 30, 2011
  • diana2630 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME BOOK! loved every page!

Aug 15, 2011
  • LuluY rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Imagine a world where kids aren't around to live. A world where they're actually being hunted down and turned into slaves. Now imagine society accepting such a world, because it also supplies them drugs that provide immortality and conquers all diseases. Would you take the drugs and live forever without any children? Or would you opt out and become a social outcast? A story about 2 teens who manage to break free and are on the run...

Jul 11, 2011
  • Librarianne rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Add this to your list of thoughtful, action-packed dystopian fiction for teens. Gemma Malley could stand proud alongside Margaret Peterson Haddix, Scott Westerfield, and Lois Lowry. (Book one of a series.)

Apr 09, 2011
  • veravincit rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This book is about a girl named Anna that was born illegally in a different kind of world. In this world, all people can live forever, and children are not needed or allowed. The children that are born are taken away and used to serve the other people. This is 14 year old Anna's life. She has always lived like this and has accepted it until a new boy comes to her, and tells her about her parents. At first, she does not believe him and tries to avoid him, but finally she and the boy decides to help stop this government that is controlling everyone.
I would recommend this book to anyone that likes science fiction.

Mar 25, 2011
  • LocketLibrarian rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

good dystopian lit. have to admit i was a bit shocked that it appears to be a stand alone novel.

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Oct 04, 2011
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