I read Diana Green's book New Sion and truly enjoyed it. You can read my review of New Sion here. This novella, On the Outside is again about a futuristic society where certain individuals have genes which give them powers which the government would love to eradicate, and they hunt down these individuals relentlessly.
Orla is one such individual and is living hand to mouth-hiding her powers which frighten her until she finds herself with a band of smugglers who want Orla to use her power for their purposes. Actually I came to really like these people-for after all-they too were living on the outside.
Yes, I definitely enjoyed this book and loved how it turned out in the end. You should have no problem allowing your tweens and teens to read this book-of course, as always, you read it first-because only you know what your child can handle!
About the Book: (from Amazon)
Note, this is a novella, 129 pages long.
In a not-so-distant future, the privileged live within protective walls, and the rest fend for themselves...on the outside.
From a life of relative comfort and safety, Orla is plunged into a struggle for survival. Her newly emerged phasing powers force her to become a fugitive, hunted by government agents, and driven to the edges of society.
In desperation Orla joins a band of smugglers. Their caravan could offer the perfect hiding place, or it could be her undoing. Much of that depends on Charlie, top gunslinger and ‘teeth’ of the operation. Will he prove to be a valuable ally or just another kind of trouble?
Read a chapter or two here
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About the Author: (from Amazon)
Since her childhood, growing up in New Zealand, Diana has been an avid storyteller. For years, she enjoyed teaching art and special education, while continuing to write as a hobby. After she developed chronic fatigue syndrome, a career change was necessary, but happily this led to her becoming a professional author.
Diana's favorite genres are fantasy, science fiction, historical, and romance. She currently lives in beautiful Washington State, where she writes for The Wild Rose Press.
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