I received this book free in exchange for an honest review.
Wow. This book was a great read. I was entranced from the first page until the last.
“Chrissie’s Run” is about a sixteen year old girl who is pregnant. Her boyfriend, Jason, is the father. In their society, everyone who is pregnant has to go to a place called the Parlor. The Parlor tells them the gender of the baby, any deformities and takes care of abortions and sterilizations as well. In this world, if a baby is deformed, it is mandatory to have an abortion. They tell you the happy things first before announcing the heartbreaking news and then schedule for an abortion and sterilization. Each parent, mother and father, that is involved in the pregnancy ends up being sterilized.
Chrissie’s baby is missing a foot, half of a hand and is probably going to have other deformities and mental issues as well. When her stepmother takes her to the Parlor, they find out that she is having a boy and then learns of the issues with him. The day before her abortion, Chrissie decides she’s going to run. Running is an offense that is punishable by jail time or even death. She makes it to the store and ends up going to the underground. Things go horribly wrong when she is in the underground.
Her picture is displayed on the wire and there’s a hefty fee for her return. People recognize her and start chasing. She looses them but a closer finds her. A man ends up saving her from the closer and takes her to a safe spot where she can rest until the light of day.
This book is just amazing. I am really liking the writing style of S.A. Mahan. I haven’t heard of this book or author before and decided to give it a chance. I am so glad that I did! In the future, I could see things from this book being a reality. I really can with the way things are heading now.