The Pledge by Kimberly Derting

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Novel Summation:

In the violent country of Ludania, the language you speak determines what class you are, and there are harsh punishments if you forget your place-looking a member of a higher class in the eye can result in immediate execution. Seventeen-year-old Charlaina (Charlie for short) can understand all languages, a dangerous ability she’s been hiding her whole life. Her only place of release is the drug-filled underground club scene, where people go to shake off the oppressive rules of the world they live in. There, she meets a beautiful and mysterious boy who speaks a language she’s never heard, and her secret is almost exposed. Through a series of violent upheavals, it becomes clear that Charlie herself is the key to forcing out the oppressive power structure of her kingdom

My Thoughts:

I read this book awhile ago so this section is going to be short. This was a wonderfully creative book. It took modern day issues and reinvented them in a unique way. I thought the book was imaginative and a non stop read. I would have liked to have seen more of an interaction between Charlie and Max. More books would be welcomed. I recommend this book to all.

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