XX - Book Review

itle: XX

Author: Angela Chadwick

Page count: 374

Read dates: 31/01/21-11/02/21

Synopsis - Jules and Rosie discover trials with the potential to make ovum-to-ovum conception possible, they jump at the chance. But fear-mongering turns society against them, as politicians start to question - will this wipe out men?

My thoughts - I'm probably not the target audience for this book, however, it was passed on to me - I am a sucker for "does anyone want this random collection of books I no longer want?" - and I had it for a couple of years before it finally came out of my TBR jar.

What was I waiting for? I was blown away by this book. It's probably one of the best books I've ever read.

I felt like I was part of the story like I was there trying to support Jules through every single up and down, through every crushing experience, and piece of joy. I still think about now five months on.

I laughed, and I cried. I sat on the edge of my seat, I gasped, I celebrated.

The saddest part of this book - other than the betrayal and the baby that doesn't survive - is that I think this is an incredibly accurate prediction of how society would react to this technology - with fear, with awful smear campaigns, harassment, and a lot of "Social Media Doctors" giving opinions that mean absolutely nothing. It's so upsetting and scary to think that such fantastic potential advances as this, would be met with such abuse and negativity.

I really loved Jules, and although I felt that she was perhaps at times a bit over-cautious, and didn't always communicate well, I felt that she was a believable, and loveable character.

My rating - 5/5

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