The List by Patricia Forde

Lee and Vic weren’t the only ones to love The List by Patricia Forde… Here is a book review from the QBD crew:

A captivating YA novel reminiscent of Orwell’s “1984”. In the city of Ark, speech is constrained to five hundred sanctioned words. Speak outside the approved lexicon and face banishment. The exceptions are the Wordsmith and his apprentice Letta, the keepers and archivists of all language in their post-apocalyptic world. It is beautifully written.

– Trish, QBD Bondi

If you’re looking for a unique read the search is over! The List is a fascinating dystopian novel based in an eco-friendly city known as ‘Ark’. Ark is all that is left of the world, mankind is near extinction. The cities leader and creator, Noa believes words are evil and controls the citizens with language but by keeping people wordless he also keeps them imprisoned.Fans of The Giver, By Lois Lowry will enjoy this adventurous novel.

– Amber, QBD Colonnades


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