Anna non avrebbe mai dovuto nascere. Insieme a tutte le Eccedenze come lei, è costretta a vivere in un apposito istituto, per diventare Risorsa Utilizzabile e poter pagare in questo modo il suo "Peccato di Esistenza". Non conosce il Mondo Esterno e non ricorda il proprio passato, è come se fosse nata lì dentro, prigioniera in una Casa d'Eccedenza. Finché in quel luogo spietato e grigio non arriva un ragazzo strano, che non tiene lo sguardo a terra ma guarda tutto e tutti con occhi penetranti e curiosi. E che racconta ad Anna una storia diversa... Nel suo audace debutto narrativo Gemma Malley ci costringe a riconsiderare alcuni miti dominanti nella nostra società, come quelli della bellezza e della giovinezza, e getta una luce inquietante su grandi temi ecologici e politici, quali la sovrappopolazione e la limitatezza delle risorse del nostro pianeta, creando un potente dramma futuristico. Ma "La Dichiarazione" è anche qualcosa in più: il manifesto che l'esistenza ha già in sé e per sé la propria giustificazione e che l'essere utile non ha un valore consumistico ma è all'interno della logica dell'amore.
- ISBN: 8884518296
- Casa Editrice: Salani
- Pagine: 312
- Data di uscita: 22-05-2008
I'm so pleased I reread this! It was just as mind blowing the second or third time around! Meet Anna. "I hate my parents. They broke The Declaration...they're in prison now. None of us knows anything about our parents anymore. Which is fine by me - I'd have nothing to say to them anyway." Imagine a w Leggi tutto
I normally love dystopian teen fic. And the premise of this one sounded fairly interesting. I just assumed I would really enjoy it. But right off the bat I was annoyed by the beginning--a nine-page-long diary entry. Such a lazy (and boring) way to give background information! I mean, diary entries C Leggi tutto
My opinion on this book swayed back and forth between 3 and 5 stars, so I eventually settled on 4 and I'm now going to do my best to explain why. Why it got 4 stars This book got 4 stars for being a highly original and intriguing story. I'm a real lover of dystopian societies, especially those set in Leggi tutto
Would you make the choice to live forever even if it meant you wouldn't be allowed to have children? In the year 2140 most people do. In order to take Longevity, people have to sign the Declaration. People that choose to have children anyway are arrested and put in prison and the children are taken
This is not a terrible book but it's not great either. The writing seems more like a children's book but the content is young adult so that kind of bothered me. It started really really slowly, i felt like 'I get it already, She wants to be a good little surplus, surpluses are bad, just shut up and
The premise: technology has advanced to the point that, with just two little capsules each day, everyone can live forever. Hooray! But if nobody's dying, the world is getting mighty crowded--so nobody is allowed to have babies anymore. Anna is a surplus, a kid born to a couple who did not Opt Out of Leggi tutto
4.5 - Yikes. If there's anyone out there who thinks only the horror genre can scare them they need to pick this up. I have a hard time with the classification of some books, YA in particular. Why is this YA? Because of the main characters? There are more than a few supporting non-teen characters. Wh Leggi tutto
This book could've been really been nice, but it absolutely wasn't. I liked the idea of the story, but hated how it was told. The characters were flat and uninteresting, but what I hated most about this book was the writing. It was immature and everything was described with the same words. Like I sa Leggi tutto
This book surprised me in a good way. I had expected to give it 3 stars, but in the end I had to give it an extra star for the huge twist that I never saw coming. This book has the political view points of Unwind and the government pull of Hunger Games. During the story you find out what happens to
The Declaration wordt gekenmerkt door een enorm originele dystopische wereld, die je aan het denken zet over de wetenschap en de bijbehorende ethische kwesties. Heeft de onsterfelijke mens het alleenrecht op de aarde of moeten we juist de wetten van de natuur volgen? De levensechte personages - gebr Leggi tutto
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