By: Gemma Malley
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In the year 2140, everyone has signed the Declaration, agreeing not to have any children. In exchange, they are given drugs that prevent any illnesses and give people a long-lasting life.
Surplus Anna is a teenager who was illegally born, and lives in Grange Hall, where she and all the other Surplus children are treated like slaves. Anna’s life seems hopelessly laid out before her, until one day a new boy arrives at the institute named Peter.
The Declaration is a young adult dystopian novel with an intriguing concept and a fast-moving plot. It contains:
• Violence (shooting, deaths, fleeing from authorities, slapping, children playing cruel games)
• Minor profanity
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