Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners. To participate, you simply have to choose a random book from your TBR and show it off!
I chose All Rights Reserved by: Gregory Katsoulis. It just looks so interesting and reminds me of another book I really liked: Ella Minnow Pea by: Mark Dunn. (I also assume it will be a lot more serious and impactful than Ella Minnow Pea.)
Summary from Goodreads:
In a world where every word and gesture is copyrighted, patented or trademarked, one girl elects to remain silent.
Speth Jime is anxious to deliver her Last Day speech and celebrate her transition into adulthood. The moment she turns fifteen, Speth must pay for every word she speaks, for every nod, for every scream and even every gesture of affection. She’s been raised to know the consequences of falling into debt, and can’t begin to imagine the pain of having her eyes shocked for speaking words that she’s unable to afford.
But when Speth’s friend Beecher commits suicide rather than work off his family’s crippling debt, she can’t express her shock and dismay without breaking her Last Day contract and sending her family into Collection. Rather than read her speech—rather than say anything at all—she closes her mouth and vows never to speak again, sparking a movement that threatens to destroy her, her family and the entire city around them.
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