The Fox Inheritance
Mary E. Pearson
After their terrible accident, it took Locke and Kara 260 years to wake up. Jenna had been with them at the crash, but she had disappeared soon after. Their bodies were destroyed, but their minds were stored. Now a method has been found to regrow and enhance their bodies and put their minds back into them. Locke and Kara have spent the last year with Dr. Gatsbro learning about this new world they inhabit.
Both their families are gone. They know little of the world outside their compound, but they know that Jenna is still alive. She had also been revived before they had when more of her body survived. When Kara convinces Locke that they have to get away from Dr. Gatsbro, they escape and head for Boston. There are two companions who join them as they become fugitives on a search for their friend Jenna.
The Fox Inheritance is set over 250 years in the future. Mary E. Pearson has envisioned a world more technologically advanced, with computer tablet chips imbedded in the palm of a hand, a communication and transit system connecting the whole country. It only takes hours for a train or car to reach from Boston to Topeka, the center of the system. Everyone has to have an ID to get anything. But there is still a fringe society, the disaffected people. There are Bots (robots) who take on most of the mundane tasks but have artificial intelligence so they can interact.
Locke is the first person narrator of The Fox Inheritance. He, Kara, and Jenna were best friends. Then came the accident that destroyed their bodies. Even though it is centuries later, he is stil a teen ager. He has to grow up quickly in this new world. He and Kara have to learn who they can trust and who will turn on them. They are a major financial investment for Dr. Gatsbro. What is his real purpose for reviving them?
Locke and their new friend Dot especially come to life in The Fox Inheritance. His guilt over the accident is a constant thread that needs pulled. This book is written for older tweens and young adults, so is a quick, easy read. Adults will also The Fox Inheritance worth taking the time to read.
Notice: Non-graphic violence, Suggestive dialogue or situations appropriate to the age group
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