Out of Sight
Matthew S. Cox
Publication date: August 13th 2018
Genres: Dystopian, Young Adult
Most Citizens hold Outcasts in dim regard, but Sima never expected they’d throw her off the planet.
In 2411, overpopulation has spread a plaque of filthy, congested city to the corners of the Earth. Government has raised corruption to an art form, and no one hears the cries of those left to die in the dark passageways of civilization. Following the End of Nations, people cling to the only division left: social status.
Since running away from home four years ago, she’s managed to stay a step ahead of death―or worse. At sixteen, she’s getting too old to survive from begging, despite her best effort to pretend she’s younger. Worse, the sidewalks teem with little kids edging in on her turf, monopolizing Citizens’ charity with their wide, pleading eyes and genuine innocence.
A chance meeting with suspiciously nice cops leaves her more confused than ever. Between deadly gangs, unforgiving security forces, and a terrifying madam eager to exploit a girl her age, merely getting older is the biggest threat to her life. With no good choice to make, she risks the least of three evils.
Sima thought her life on Earth had been dangerous…
She hasn’t seen anything yet.
TOP 10 REASONS TO LOVE OUT OF SIGHT!
I feel awkward “bragging” about my own book, so the first five are taken from Amazon reviews:
- It starts by showing the reader a new level of apocalyptic hell, especially for orphans and runaways to endure.
- Sima keeps a morality that is surprising yet believable.
- Sima comes to some nice conclusions with believable transforming events.
- The author’s decency, morality, and love of humanity come across and breathe life into the characters, imbuing them with feelings and even some belly laughs readers should enjoy.
- This was so good, on fact, that I’ll be going to work in about two hours, having gotten very little sleep tonight.
- The story spans two discrete settings, a congested Earth and an untouched alien wilderness.
- Sima is a strong female protagonist who survives on guile and determination, and grows along her journey.
- Jackson Tjota did an awesome illustration for the cover.
- Ricky Gunawan did an amazing job with the interior artwork.
- It has ‘all the feels.’
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