The eager anticipation of this books arrival wasn't what it cracked up to be. I was hoping more of a story line of what happened after the arrival, not the journey leading up to. All in all, it was an OK read, just wasn't quite what I was expecting.
For Nina, things apparently used to be rather pleasant, being a tier 5 and all, but now, now she's a tier 3. The higher the count, the better the rank in life, the lower, well, that pretty much means your a nobody. And once a girl turns 16, well, you get a not so pretty tattoo labeling you for everyone to see, so they know. They fill your head with lies. Good things happen when you turn sixteen! Yes! You get to leave your family and go with the government to who knows what exactly because nobody seems to come back but they tell you its wonderful!!!
The only way out? There is a contract that can be bought for you so that you don't have to go. That's just what Nina's mom did. Thing is, Nina's mom was murdered and now her contract is missing.
3/5 stars. 325 pages. Published by Penguin. Purchased at Amazon