Can you imagine waking up on the railroad tracks of a bustling city with no memory of how you got there or what you are doing?
Can you imagine waking up on the railroad tracks of a bustling city with no memory of how you got there or what you are doing? For that matter, Blackbird, a 17-year-old girl in this position doesn’t even remember her own name! All she has is a backpack containing some money and a sheet of paper with the words “Do not call the police” on it. And then there is the tattoo. A picture of a blackbird with the code FNV02198 occupies her wrist. It only takes a day before she is framed for a crime she did not commit. Two more days before the first lady attacks her, and she witnesses a man save Blackbird’s life. As she pieces bits of her life together, it becomes more and more evident that people are trying to kill her. Even the few people she trusts could be in on the plot.
“Blackbird” by Anna Carey is a dystopian about the furthest reaches of human cruelty. It is evident from the abrupt ending that more are on the way. This book was an amazing and suspenseful read, and I would recommend it for those who love the “Divergent” series by Veronica Roth and ‘The Hunger Games” series by Suzanne Collins and “The Maze Runner” series by James Dashner. However, this book is very graphic and has some suggestions of sexual activity, so it is more for the 11+ crowd.