Dystopian YA exploring themes of intellectual property and free speech. In this world everyone has to pay for every word they say after their 15th birthday. Speth Jimes decides to take a stand and reserve her right to remain silent.
One phrase in particular gives me writer envy: “I remember my father claimed there used to be places called ‘liberties’ that would let you read any book, and all you’d have to do is show them a card.”
I lay awake at night trying to conjure a sentiment so fine as that.