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This review is from: News from Gardenia: A world where we've finally got things right (News From... Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
This is an interesting take on what the future may hold in that it is a lot more positive than most futuristic works, although the 'grid' that runs everything seems a bit sinister and out of keeping with the "look how nice the world could be" ethos of the book. Initially, I was intrigued about how Gavin would cope with his new environment and what he would learn from it. However, the slightly breathless style of the writing rather spoiled it for me. I wanted so much to like this book but it reads like it was written by a teenager for a story writing competition and Gavin, the leading man, comes across as a rather weak and shallow person who I found myself getting increasingly annoyed with as the story unfolded. Having said all that, the cliff hanger ending may yet induce me to read the next novel in the series.