Goodhouse

Goodhouse

Book - 2014
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In a dystopian America where boys determined to be potential criminals through genetic testing are sent to Goodhouse, a reform school with questionable practices, James must contend with the school's sinister director of medical studies and a threat from within Goodhouse itself.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780374165628
0374165629
Branch Call Number: Fiction Marshall
Characteristics: 322 pages ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Good house

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panchodog
Mar 15, 2015

Enjoyable dystopian read. Nothing earth shattering, but somewhat thought-provoking. Reminded me a little of Margaret Atwood's dystopian stuff.

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sengland5001
Jan 17, 2015

An enjoyable read

path111 Dec 21, 2014

A page turner. Well written.

Social science has progressed in the late 21st Century but lacking a moral foundation. Boys with genetic markers are taken from the families of offenders, stripped of their identity, and sent to isolated prison-like reform schools where a new way of thinking is to be absorbed.

This takes setting aside some reality checks, but the story is worth it. Told in the first person, the behavior of James declines and falls from honor status. He discovers how his thinking has been imprisoned. He faces up to the evil in the system and the natural drive for health within.

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doodletoo
Nov 03, 2014

Great book!

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