Wednesday, November 11, 2009
The Walls Have Eyes
sequel to The Sky Inside
by Clare B. Dunkle
juvenile/teen science fiction
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2009
Martin Glass just wants to live outside the bubble he grew up in. His sister Cassie, a Wonder Baby, is safe for the moment. Martin and Chip, his modified bot dog, love being outdoors in the sunshine. He decides to return to his dome city to tell his parents about the outside world and bring them out too. Martin is wanted by government agents on many levels so their escape is a dangerous one. Finally, when faced with a chance to speak his mind to the President, his whole world is turned upside-down. Will Martin have any of his family left when his ordeal is over? What about Chip, hid beloved canine companion?
I enjoyed the first book better, but this was a good sequel. This would be a hard book to enjoy if you hadn't read the first one. Parts of the ending seemed a little vague and confusing, but it all worked out okay. Both books are listed as young adult on most sites (amazon.com), but I think they are actually more intended for middle school or 5th-8th grade.