Take Me Tomorrow
Two years after the massacre, the State enforces stricter rules and harsher punishments on anyone rumored to support tomo - the clairvoyant drug that caused a regional uprising. But sixteen-year-old Sophia Gray has other problems. Between her father's illegal forgery and her friend's troubling history, the last thing Sophia needs is an unexpected encounter with a boy. He's wild, determined, and one step ahead of her. But when his involvement with tomo threatens her friends and family, Sophia has to make a decision: fight for a future she cannot see or sacrifice her loved ones to the world of tomorrow.
- Paperback | 252 pages
- 148 x 210 x 14mm | 336g
- 01 Aug 2014
- Aec Stellar Publishing, Inc.
- Illustrations, black and white
Our customer reviews
Take Me Tomorrow, Shannon A. Thompson's dystopian YA novel draws you in with its complex sociological and political undertones, married perfectly with a group of teenagers who are fighting for freedom. This was my first Shannon A. Thompson novel, and I wasn't disappointed. Her prose is sharp, clear and when the imagery appears, it is lovely and majestic. It's short, snappy chapters aid its fast paced storyline; having a more episodic feel to it rather than defined chapters, but that's OK. I found myself reading just one more chapter, and then another, and then another, when I had already decided to put the book down and get some things done around the house. The characters are real and well thought out, having their own part to play in the plot. I particularly liked the Twins, Lily and Miles. Although, Sophia, the protagonist is a very relatable character and will appeal to its YA audience sufficiently. The main praise has to be applied to its drug influenced storyline, and although it is a make believe drug, Tomo represents a very real problem in today's society among teenagers. The more Sophia tries to stay away from the stuff, the more she finds herself being surrounded by it, its consequences and its prospects. For people who take Tomo have glimpses of the future - aptly named the Clairvoyant drug. It's a bold move by the author, I have to say and one I think would interest the teenagers of today. It doesn't try and preach to them that drugs are wrong, but subtly weaves facts in with the storyline - addiction, abuse, temptation and reliance. The dystopian setting is perhaps the most realistic setting I've come across for the genre - it has more of a totalitarian authority to it than a true post-apocalyptic setting. It does leave you with questions though, questions you want answering. I'm not sure if a sequel is planned, but it would be cruel to leave the ending as it is and provide final closure.show moreby Dan Thompson-Ball