Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Restoring Harmony by Joelle Anthony

Title: Restoring Harmony

Author: Joelle Anthony

Published: Putnam Juvenile, 2010

Pages: 320

Summary: The year is 2041, and sixteen-year-old Molly McClure has lived a relatively quiet life on an isolated farming island in Canada, but when her family fears the worst may have happened to her grandparents in the US, Molly must brave the dangerous, chaotic world left after global economic collapse—one of massive oil shortages, rampant crime, and abandoned cities. 

Molly is relieved to find her grandparents alive in their Portland suburb, but they’re financially ruined and practically starving. What should’ve been a quick trip turns into a full-fledged rescue mission. And when Molly witnesses something the local crime bosses wishes she hadn’t, Molly’s only way home may be to beat them at their own game. Luckily, there’s a handsome stranger who’s willing to help. 

Review: I’m really busy at the moment and I didn’t think I would have very much time to read Restoring Harmony so I started out by reading little bits at a time right before bed.  Then when I got about a quarter of the way in I just could not stop reading it!!! Restoring Harmony is a perfect summer read, or for any time.
For a dystopian novel, it’s surprisingly light and fast-paced but it is still magnificent.  I loved Molly and think she totally rocks as a character.  Being a huge fan of dystopian fiction I’m probably biased in my review but I highly doubt that.
Restoring Harmony is one book that has barely been read and I think it deserves more attention than it’s been given.  Definitely pick up a copy!!!


  1. I have not read a lot of reviews for this book, but it does sounds good. Since I read Inside Out I really like the genre dystopian and this sounds like another great read.

  2. I have to admit, this one has been on my wishlist for some time. I just haven't thought to purchase it until now. Great review. It makes me want to check it out.

  3. ooo, i'm adding this to my dystopia list. thanks for the review on it.


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