Sunday, December 3, 2017
The List by Patricia Forde
In this post-apocalyptic, neo-medieval world, Letta (I love that her name sounds like letter), is the apprentice to the Wordsmith in the town of Ark, a community lead by John Noa. Noa has decided that words are the root of all evil and they lead to the downfall of man and the melting of the polar icecaps that decimated most of the population. Therefore, he limits the vocabulary of the people in his town. The List of approved words had included 700 words and has now been reduced to 500 words. When Letta's master leaves for a word finding trip and doesn't return, she meets a strange boy and learns that Noa's plans are sinister. Can she stop him from destroying everyone and everything?