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Title:
The rule of one / Ashley Saunders + Leslie Saunders.
Title Variants:
The rule of 1
ISBN:
9781503953178
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Skyscape, [2018]

©2018
Physical Description:
258 pages ; 22 cm
Abstract:
"In the near-future United States, a one-child policy is ruthlessly enforced. Everyone follows the Rule of One. But Ava Goodwin, daughter of the head of the Texas Family Planning Division, has a secret--one her mother died to keep and her father has helped to hide for her entire life. She has an identical twin sister, Mira. For eighteen years Ava and Mira have lived as one, trading places day after day, maintaining an interchangeable existence down to the most telling detail. But when their charade is exposed, their worst nightmare begins. Now they must leave behind the father they love and fight for their lives. Branded as traitors, hunted as fugitives, and pushed to discover just how far they'll go in order to stay alive, Ava and Mira rush headlong into a terrifying unknown."-- Publisher's description.
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Summary

In their world, telling the truth has become the most dangerous crime of all.

In the near-future United States, a one-child policy is ruthlessly enforced. Everyone follows the Rule of One. But Ava Goodwin, daughter of the head of the Texas Family Planning Division, has a secret--one her mother died to keep and her father has helped to hide for her entire life.

She has an identical twin sister, Mira.

For eighteen years Ava and Mira have lived as one, trading places day after day, maintaining an interchangeable existence down to the most telling detail. But when their charade is exposed, their worst nightmare begins. Now they must leave behind the father they love and fight for their lives.

Branded as traitors, hunted as fugitives, and pushed to discover just how far they'll go in order to stay alive, Ava and Mira rush headlong into a terrifying unknown.


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Library Journal Review

[DEBUT] Twins Ava and Mira Goodwin have lived all of their 18 years as one person, alternating days in hiding because the Rule of One permits only one child per family. Their father, Darren Goodwin, head of the Texas division of Family Planning, has led a double life, concealing his illegal child while upholding the rule in public. When the governor's son discovers their secret, Ava and Mira flee, following instructions and an escape route planned by their father. When Darren allows himself to be taken in the hope that the governor will be satisfied with his capture, the girls begin a perilous journey across harsh terrain, trying to avoid the surveillance cameras, drones, sniffers, and agents unleashed to find them. Along the way, they learn about a resistance movement that seeks to empower the people and overthrow the authoritarian elite. This debut by the Saunders sisters, twins themselves and award-winning filmmakers, will be followed by The Rule of Many in spring 2019. VERDICT A suspenseful and timely dystopian thriller that should appeal to both adults and teens.-Karin Thogersen, Huntley Area P.L., IL © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.