Monday, July 19, 2010

Truancy Origina by Isamu Fukui

Another Dystopia!!

A prequel to Truancy (2008) features 15-year-old twins Zen and Umasi, adopted sons of the notorious mayor of Education City, a dystopian metropolis where children are the product of cruel schooling. While Umasi is a model student and obedient son, when Zen discovers his father is responsible for the oppressive educational policy, he runs away to the abandoned districts to recruit homeless kids for his rebellion against city agents.

Fifteen years ago, the Mayor of the Education City was given a surprise by his superiors which he was anything but enthused about: twin six-month-old boys. The mayor had no idea that these two infants would change his city forever.

Raised in the comfort of the Mayoral mansion, Umasi and Zen are total opposites. Umasi is a good student; Zen an indifferent one. They love their adoptive father, but in a city where education is absolute, even he cannot keep them sheltered from the harsh realities of the school system. But when they discover that their father is responsible for their suffering, affection turns to bitterness. Umasi and Zen are thrust onto two diverging paths. One will try to destroy the City. The other will try to stop him.

This book is a must read for any of you dystopia lovers. It is the second in a trilogy.


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limegum said...

Ooh, sounds fascinating :D

Ms. V said...

It is a good read. A little light on the analysis of education, but i haven't read the others, so they may go into it further.