torstai 27. huhtikuuta 2017

Pat Schmatz: Lizard radio

Pat Schmatzin romaani on ilmeisestikin suunnattu nuorille lukijoille, mutta sisältö ei helposti aukea, ainakaan minulle, sillä kerronnassa on paljon piiloon jäävää, hämmentävää: Lizard radio (Candlewick Press, 2015; ISBN 9780763676353).

Kirjan kuvaama yhteiskunta on jonkinlainen diktatuuri, josta paljastuu lukijalle vain detaljeja ja vihjeitä. Ihmiset on tyypitetty erilaisiin karsinoihin, eikä poikkeavuutta sallita.

In a futuristic society run by an all-powerful Gov, a bender teen on the cusp of adulthood has choices to make that will change her life and maybe the world. Fifteen-year-old bender Kivali has had a rough time in a gender-rigid culture. Abandoned as a baby and raised by Sheila, an ardent nonconformist, Kivali has always been surrounded by uncertainty. Where did she come from? Is it true what Sheila says, that she was deposited on Earth by the mysterious saurians? "What are you?" people ask, and Kivali isn't sure. Boy/girl? Human/lizard? Both/neither? Now she s in CropCamp, with all of its schedules and regs, and the first real friends she's ever had. Strange occurrences and complicated relationships raise questions Kivali has never before had to consider. But she has a gift the power to enter a trancelike state to harness the knowings inside her. She has Lizard Radio. Will it be enough to save her? A coming-of-age story rich in friendships and the shattering emotions of first love, this deeply felt novel will resonate with teens just emerging as adults in a sometimes hostile world.

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