freida and isabel have been best friends their whole lives. Now, aged sixteen and in their final year at the School, they expect to be selected as companions – wives to wealthy and powerful men.
The alternative – life as a concubine – is too horrible to contemplate.
But as the intensity of the final year takes hold, the pressure to be perfect mounts. isabel starts to self-destruct, putting her beauty – her only asset – in peril.
And then into this sealed female environment, the boys arrive eager to choose a bride.
freida must fight for her future – even if it means betraying the only friend, the only love, she has ever known…
I finished this in the early hours of this morning and my mind was blown !
I was eager to read this book after hearing great reviews and even more after it won the YA book prize this year .
This is a clever dystopian masterpiece that took my breath away and made me think . I hated the character megan ,ultimate bitchy girl who wont stop till shes got what she wants .
The eves strive for perfection at whatever cost and makes for some eerie reading .
In todays society where theres so much pressure to look good Louise captures all that and magnifies by 100 to create this fantastic coming of age book .
Definitely food for thought and I recommend to teenage girls ,I will be passing on to Estelle .
I look forward to reading more from this writing genius .