And what a big lie it is – German governed England in 2014 – Jessika is torn between family love and fidelity to the regime that she has been brought up [brainwashed?] into revering, and the reactionary stance of her best friend Clementine. Can there be a winner in this speculative exploration of what might have been?
Julie Mayhew‘s research into historical and current atrocities adds a frightening legitimacy to this powerful story.
Head to your nearest bookshop to get this great YA read – challenging concepts and content to make you think very hard about just what the difference is between democracy and fascism.
About the book trailer: I used a free account with Stupeflix to make this trailer. Easy to use with a choice of themes and a range of music to embed. Import your own images – apart from the book jacket and author, all are sourced from pixabay with a free to use CC license with no attribution required (I did say thanks with a cup of coffee).