Sunday, May 13, 2007

What I’m Reading -- Rash by Pete Hautman

Bo Marsten lives in a future where safety is considered the most important thing. Which makes being Bo, a normal boy with a bit of a temper, a tough thing. Eventually, he gets in enough trouble that he becomes part of the country’s large prison labor force making pizzas. That is until the warden discovers that Bo is quite good at an illegal sport, football. This is a good book though it drags a bit when the conclusion becomes obvious. This is an exciting book and Hautman deftly balances the harsh realities of his future world and the great adventures of Bo and his friends.

1 comment:

Jackie said...

I loved the new Pledge. Hilarious. A little concerned when it suddenly became so football-oriented. I wanted more struggle in my dystopia.