Birthmarked by Caragh M. O’Brien – Two Reviews

Birthmarked by Caragh M.O’Brien is a beautifully written novel that I would recommend to people of all ages.  It takes place in a future world where people live only to serve the enclave, the government.  Outside the wall that surrounds the enclave live the people that don’t get advanced.  Being advanced is being taken to the enclave to have a better life.  Gia, a midwife like her mother, thinks the enclave is correct in the fact that the first three babies of every month that she delivers should be given to the enclave.  That is until her parents are taken to be executed.  I give this book 3 stars.

Submitted by Kayla

Birthmarked by Caragh M. O’Brian is about a future where an upperclass society know as the Enclave rule.  Midwives, like 16 year old Gaia and her mother are expected to deliver a certain number of babies a month to the Enclave.  Gaia and her family, like everyone else, serve the Enclave although they don’t live within the wall, where it is.  One day, Gaia’s mother and father are arrested and take to the Enclave.  After weeks of suffering and loneliness, Gaia finally decides that she’ll rescue her parents at any cost.  Gaia manages to get inside the Enclave, but what she sees changes her mind completely.  Will Gaia have the guts to save her parents?
My favoriet character in this book is Gaia because she has enough courage to go against the whole Enclave just to rescue her parents.  My favorite part in the book was shen Gain realized how terrible the Enclave was because that was when Gaia decided to not only save her parents, but also to destroy the wall that separates the Enclave and the commoners.  I would rate this book 3 out of 5 stars and I might recommend it to friends.

Submitted by Omaier M.

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