Genesis - Bernard Beckett

Set in a futuristic, post-Apocalyptic society founded on the principles of Plato’s Republic, Genesis, by Bernard Beckett (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt $20) is a novel of ideas and an intense page-turner. Anaximander faces the challenge of her life as she presses for admission into the Academy. The questions she must answer, however, pale in comparison to those the reader must face: Should a founding ideology – even one that has kept society safe for generations – be retained at the expense of humanity? What does it mean to be human? The reader is compelled to answer these and other fundamental questions until the very last sentence. Ages 15 up.