Tuesday, June 12, 2018
The Bodies We Wear by Jeyn Roberts
In this young adult dystopian novel, society has been partially destroyed by a drug called Heam that is highly addictive and deadly. Heam addicts are seen as scum and their lifespans are not very long. Faye and her best friend Christian were forced to take Heam when she was 11 and he was 13. She survived, he did not. She is now living in squalor with an ex-police officer who rescued her and took her in after her mother kicked her out for taking Heam. She has been training physically since she was 11 years old learning how to defend herself, with plans for revenge on the men who dosed her with Heam. Then, a mysterious, handsome young man shows up who seems familiar to her. Fans of young adult dystopian novels should enjoy this book.