The Choice by Claire Wade
Trade Paperback – Orion – Jun 2021 – 392 pages
Imagine a world where…
Everything you ate was monitored by the government.
Every step you took was counted.
Your children were weighed every day at school.
Neighbours reported on neighbours and no one was safe from judgement.
Sugar was illegal, and baking was a crime.
Imagine if that world was here… What would you do?
Olivia Pritchard spends her time in almost constant fear. Since Mother Mason came into power sugar has been outlawed, with healthy eating and exercise enforced. Anyone caught breaking the rules is sent to the shame box – a glass box, placed in a public place for everyone to judge. Olivia hates having her and her family’s health and happiness being dictated by the government, but she will do anything to keep them safe and away from the shame box. But when her husband’s factory burns down, Olivia is pulled into a shady underworld and before she knows it she is the one on trial….