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The central character Nola, the ‘Girl of Glass’ of the title, is flanked by two friends and would-be-lovers in an emotional love triangle: Kieran, who along with his father, has been banished from the domes for flouting its rules, and Jeremy a strict defender of the rules set by the dome dwellers and whose father is captain of the outer guard.
The writing flows beautifully and I felt the emotions of Nola, Kieran and Jeremy and empathised with their respective predicaments. The book also features some strongly developed secondary characters and excellent world building. The lives of those outside the domes , whose existence revolves around survival in a hostile environment, contrast with those of the dome dwellers, a privileged and ordered elite dedicated to science and duty. The impact of the drugs that many outside the dome are compelled to take to survive is pivotal to the plot and I enjoyed this element immensely.
Normally I shy away from books involving love triangles but here it worked for me, particularly so as Kieran and Jeremy, Nola’s friend and fellow dome dweller, shared a past history. I hugely enjoyed the tension filled plot as Nola is thrust into danger and is torn between two young men, whilst wrestling with her own moral compass in which she wants the best for all in the world and not just those fortunate to reside alongside her in the glass dome.
Should she chose the safety and order of the domes dedicated to protect the few or the danger and chaos of the world outside, where death can be just around the corner? It is only a matter of time before these two worlds collide and Nola will be caught in the crossfire and forced to choose.
A super read, one I’d recommend to teenagers and above. Please note that a copy of this book was given to me by the author for the purpose of a fair aand honest review.
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Girl of Glass is a classic teenage dystopian novel with a love triangle. Nola, who lives under a dome, is trying to build her life in a polluted world. Outside the dome are people trying to survive in a polluted environment with the help of drugs, which turn people into blood drinkers, hunters, or dysfunctional zombies. The father of the boy Nola cares about, Kieran, is outside the domes after ascribing to some radical social ideas. Inside the dome, Jeremy, son of the captain of the guard and all around nice guy, wants to build a life with Nola. Nola has feelings for both of them.
In the tradition of such books, Nola has reasons for venturing outside the dome, where she begins to understand the people outside the dome as humans rather than abstractions.
This is a great book for you if you like this genre of fiction, or are a fan of teenage romance. It was geared a little young for me, but it's a great book for Hunger Games or Divergent fans looking for more.