Todd Hewitt is the last child in Prentisstown, the last human settlement on New World, where all the women are gone while men grind out a hard hopeless life. He’s approaching his 13th birthday when he’ll become a man.
Then he learns that everything he knows is wrong.
The first of a trilogy holds sprawling ambition and attention to detail – holding your attention with relentless suspense. The pace starts high and the stakes keep getting higher – and the choices harder.
This is part of the vanguard of new young adult literature, and you’d be glad to read it.