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“Science has made the leap to curing heart disease, it has cured aids, it has cured cancer. And now it has cured death. With the invention of a new drug called ‘Longevity’ people can literally life forever.
“The science and morals side of this novel, and the plot in general, is fascinating. The writing wasn't the best, to say the least. There was enough thought and a good enough plot for four stars, but not five.
Recommended for all fans of dystopian/sci-fi novels.”
“The writing style is just okay. I think the story line is great, but I didn't find myself really drawn to the characters or their lives. I thought it was pretty mediocre until the last chapter, and then I thought it was better. Because of that chapter, I will read the second book. We'll see if it improves.”MaryKai B wrote this review Wednesday, June 19, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Unwanted, illegal children - "surpluses"- are kept in workhouses to learn to be useful to the population of aged but physically preserved "legals". The Longevity drug has all but eradicated death, so (almost) no one is allowed to have children anymore. This is the first volume in a trilogy about some of the surpluses, Peter and Anna especially, and their escape from the workhouse back to family.”Lucy wrote this review Wednesday, July 24, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The deceleration is about surplus Anna and surplus Peter they live in orfanige because kids are illegal. But. Peter finds a way out of the orfanige. This book is ok if you like sifi you should read this book.”Graham Brimmer wrote this review Wednesday, May 29, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Scientists have finally done it! They have figured out a way for humans to live for ever. What could be the downside? Being born a "surplus," and training for the service to others for the rest of your life. But what if it was a mistake and your family really wanted you at home? Find out what Anna does in this dystopian society thriller.”Ms. O wrote this review Monday, April 1, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I enjoyed this book a lot. The Declaration is about a girl, Anna, who is a surplus (someone who is not needed), due to her parents laking longevity drugs(can make you live forever). Anna now resents her parents, as she now has to work to pay her sin of being alive (I know, kind of cliche. . .), later on in the story, she meets a boy called Peter, and he tries to convince her to leave. . . This is an excellent book. I definitely recommend it. . .”Jenny wrote this review Sunday, March 3, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Anna the surplus and or Anna convey is living in Grange hall, a place where children go who shouldn't have been born. This book is a journey, which we are taken on by a girl who has hated her parents until a boy, Peter changes her perspective on life. ”ZM wrote this review Monday, February 25, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I just finished reading "The Declaration" an post-apocolyptic story set in the year 2140. An anti aging medication has been found that allows people to live forever without aging. This sets off an imbalance in the population so in order to get the meds they had to sign a “declaration” stating that they would have no children. If a couple does have a child, the child is taken and either killed or made to live a life of servitude as a “surplus’ and the parents are sent to prison.. I did like this book and it was a fast read.”Kathe Coleman wrote this review Sunday, February 10, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Really enjoyed this book - well written with lots of conversation points!”Kendall Carr wrote this review Thursday, January 24, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No