Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Book Review: Robyn's Egg by Mark Souza

I finished reading Robyn's Egg and have included the following review.  

Today's review:

Others have stated that this book is similar to other futuristic novels such as Fahrenheit 451 and 1984.   I am new to this genre so the originality aspect is not a factor for me. 

Moyer Winfield wants more than anything to make his wife, Robyn, happy. All she wants is a baby. Unfortunately, we learn that the Winfields, as well as the rest of Mark Souza's dystopian world, is infertile. Their only hope for having a child is to pay a small fortune to Hogan-Perko--a company that not only clones children, but seems to have their hands in everything else, too.  But is this true?  Are people being manipulated?   Moyer and Robyn experience many trials and struggles while searching for the truth.

I found this book to be really interesting and thought provoking. I can imagine our world exactly like Moyer's world and it scares me. It makes me truly grateful for the freedoms that we enjoy. I cannot even imagine wanting a baby so much and not being able to have one (even by adoption) but I know there are people out there who do.

I found this book to be well written and the characters to be well developed. At first I felt that Robyn was very selfish and inconsiderate of Moyer's feelings but as the book progressed I found both of them growing and changing. I really enjoyed reading this and I know that other people who enjoy this genre will enjoy it also. I look forward to reading more books from Mr. Souza.