#17 The Declaration – Gemma Malley


The Declaration


Gemma Malley


Science Fiction, Dystopian


Easy. This is a book written mainly for youngsters.


Medium. Sometimes we wish the author wrote in a more engaging manner.



Title (Original)

The Declaration

Year of Publication



The Declaration - Gemma Malley

Short Description & Notes

The Declaration takes place in 2140 and the secret of immortality was discovered. Now, longevity is offered to all men and women, provided they do not undertake offspring. A breach of this covenant shall be punished with the parents’ imprisonment and children’s closure in “Surplus Halls” where they are educated with the purpose of a day later serve the “Legals”. Anna and Peter will rebel against this society guided by beauty and futility. A good book for those who appreciate science fiction, although the main theme lacks a little in originality.

“In the year 2140, it is illegal to be young. Children are all but extinct. The world is a better place. Longevity drugs are a fountain of youth. Sign the Declaration, agree not to have children and you too can live forever. Refuse, and you will live as an outcast. For the children born outside the law, it only gets worse – Surplus status. Not everyone thinks Longevity is a good thing, but you better be clear what side you’re on. . . . Surplus Anna is about to find out what happens when you can’t decide if you should cheat the law or cheat death.” – Goodreads: The Declaration

Remarkable Quotes

Excedente Anna. Mas de facto é mais um rótulo do que um nome. Em Grange Hall, somos todos Excedentes. Excedentes em relação às necessidades do mundo. Excedentes em relação à capacidade da Natureza.”

Fun Facts

Gemma Malley is a fan of Philip Pullman’s trilogy “His Dark Materials”.

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