Monday, October 10, 2011

The Battle For Tomorrow

The Battle For Tomorrow by Dr. Stuart Jeanne Bramhall

About The Book:
The Battle for Tomorrow is about a sixteen-year-old girl so deeply concerned about the bleak future young people face that she leaves home to participate in a November 2010 blockade and occupation of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. As the story opens, Angela Jones is the primary caretaker of her invalid mother. A relationship with a 23-year-old political activist opens her eyes to the urgent political and environmental issues facing humanity - a bankrupt global economy, catastrophic climate change, and looming water, energy and food shortages - all with alarming consequences for her life as an adult. Ange is arrested for her participation in the non-violent blockade and occupation of the Capitol and winds up in a juvenile detention facility in Alexandria, Virginia. While there, she also finds herself fighting for the right to live independently, owing to arbitrary emancipation laws that require her to be released to a parent or guardian. She wins this battle, thanks to the ACLU and a blog she starts to gain national attention for the blatant age discrimination confronted by many teenagers. The Battle for Tomorrow: A Fable is a novel, but its truths ring true.

My Thoughts:
Though fiction, this book is a sort of wake-up call. It will tug at the inner activist in you to make you want to do something. You fall in love with Ange, she is a much likeable teenager. All the political mumbo-jumbo can maybe bog this book down a bit, but if you can get past all that, then it is an excellent read on which the author takes you on an amazing journey.

About The Author:
To learn more about the author please visit the author's website.

I recieved a complimentary review copy of this book from the author. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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