Vox – Christina Dalcher

What would you say if you only had 100 words a day? Would you tell your children you loved them? Would you read them a bedtime story? Would you ask them about their school day?

This is the dilemma that Dr Jean McClellan faces every day. After she has reached her 100 a day limit, she is given an electric shock. Keep going above the limit and the shocks increase, until they can kill.

Women in America are subjected to this treatment every day. Men are free to talk as much as they wish. Females from the age of 5 are restricted to 100 words every day.

Vox is the unforgettable story of what one woman will do to protect herself and her daughter.

Women can no longer hold jobs. Girls are no longer taught to read or write. Females no longer have a voice.

For herself, her daughter, and every woman silenced, Jean, will reclaim her voice.

This book is enthralling from the first page. The characters are well written and engaging. As you get to know the characters you watch them grow. From accepting their treatment to working towards changing the lives of women forever.

Similar to The Handmaids Tale this is a dystopian that is thought-provoking. It is one of those rare classics that you can’t put down and find yourself reading long into the night. I urge everyone to pick it up and read it. Christina Dalcher is a talented new author and I can’t wait to read more from her.

If you are unsure about whether you should read this book. Try to think of why you don’t want to read it in 100 words. That’s your quota for the day.

This post in itself is three days of my talking, done.

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