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Foundlings

Foundlings In a terrifying near future world a teenage girl goes on the run with her pregnant twin and the boy she secretly loves in order to save all three or maybe four of their lives It s a story about siste

  • Title: Foundlings
  • Author: Diana Peterfreund
  • ISBN: 2940014610735
  • Page: 347
  • Format: Nook
  • In a terrifying near future world, a teenage girl goes on the run with her pregnant twin and the boy she secretly loves in order to save all three or maybe four of their lives It s a story about sisterhood, unconditional love, and the things we learn that explode everything we ve ever been taught This short story was originally published in the anthology Brave New LoveIn a terrifying near future world, a teenage girl goes on the run with her pregnant twin and the boy she secretly loves in order to save all three or maybe four of their lives It s a story about sisterhood, unconditional love, and the things we learn that explode everything we ve ever been taught This short story was originally published in the anthology Brave New Love.

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    1. Diana Peterfreund

      Diana Peterfreund has been a costume designer, a cover model, and a food critic Her travels have taken her from the cloud forests of Costa Rica to the underground caverns of New Zealand and as far as she s concerned, she s just getting started Diana graduated from Yale University in 2001 with dual degrees in Literature and Geology, which her family claimed would only come in handy if she wrote books about rocks Now, this Florida girl lives with her husband and their puppy in Washington D.C and writes books that rockHer first novel, Secret Society Girl 2006 , was described as witty and endearing by The New York Observer and was placed on the New York Public LIbrary s 2007 Books for the Teen Age list The follow up, Under the Rose 2007 was deemed impossible to put down by Publisher s Weekly, and Booklist called the third book, Rites of Spring Break 2008 , an ideal summer read The final book in the series, Tap Gown, will be released in 2009 All titles are available from Bantam Dell.She also contributed to the non fiction anthologies, Everything I Needed to Know About Being a Girl I Learned from Judy Blume, edited by Jennifer O Connell Pocket Books, 2007 , The World of the Golden Compass, edited by Scott Westerfeld BenBella Books, 2007 , and Through the Wardrobe, edited by Herbie Brennan BenBella Books, 2008.Her first young adult novel, Rampant, an adventure fantasy about killer unicorns and the virgin descendents of Alexander the Great who hunt them, will be released by Harper Collins in 2009 When she s not writing, Diana volunteers at the National Zoo, adds movies she has no intention of watching to her Netflix queue, and plays with her puppy, a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever named Rio.

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    1. Taking place in a not-so-distant future, in a world not too dissimilar to our own, women’s reproductive rights have all been stripped away. Pregnancies are carefully monitored, abortion has been outlawed by the government, morning-after pills don’t exist, unplanned teen pregnancies result in young mothers and their unborn babies being taken (i.e. rescued, rehabilitated?) by government agency WOMB – usually never to be heard from again. And set against this world, our unnamed, everygirl tee [...]


    2. 4.5Foundlings is for people whowant to see how to write a GOOD story in only 26 pageske creepy dystopian worldske when their creepy dystopian worlds could easily be our worlded a quick story that'll have them flipping through the pages like MADe looking for the perfect Bout of Books read (short AND good)would like an introduction to Diana Peterfreundn't get enough of STANDALONES (even though I want a full length book in this world)Foundlings was a free Kindle book I downloaded on April 14, 2013 [...]


    3. Holy crumb! This was really kind of awesome. The world that unfurls as this story is told is creepy in the extreme. I love creepiness. I LOVE IT. The idea that women aren't responsible enough to manage their own bodies, especially if they're a teen who gets pregnant chilling.For my inaugural Diana Peterfreund read, I think I picked a good one.-Kelly @ Reading the ParanormalFoundlings was a free Kindle book I downloaded on 04/14/13 for the Why Buy the Cow? reading challenge.


    4. A scary short story that is not as far fetched as one might like to believe. When Emily, a teenage girl, becomes pregnant her twin devises a plan to help keep it secret and find a good home for the baby rather than risk submitting to WOMB, the organization that claims to have the best intentions for ensuring the safety of mothers and babies, especially unwed teenagers. But any who have gone into the care of WOMB are never seen or heard from again. Reading this brought to mind the Barry Goldwater [...]


    5. I initially thought this story was a little heavy handed in its treatment of the topic, but the topic also resonated with me. Once I read the author's note at the end I realized why. Peterfreund wrote this after having her first child. I just had my first child so the experience of being pregnant and having the medical community shove does and don'ts at me for 10 months is fresh in my mind. It's odd how many different opinions there are about what's good for you when you are pregnant, even betwe [...]


    6. 3 1/2 stars: Imaginative Dystopian short story with a strong protagonist's voice dealing with teen pregnancy in a world highly regulated by WOMB a big brother like organisation that detains pregnant girls who are never to be seen again. This book deals with familial relationships, particularly among twin siblings, and the lengths sisters will go to protect each other. This book starts with a great set-up and introduction to Foundlings dystopian world and the characterisation was easy to grasp. M [...]


    7. I picked this one up with Number the Nameless Stars and Errant in a book sale bundle, and was quite pleased-surprised by it. A solid, beautiful 3 stars for the main 95% of the novela. This is a solid, well plotted, surprise!dystopian novel, that made me think of a lot of stories like Margaret Attwood's "The Handmaiden's Tale." Bonus? It was a twin story. Bonus? It was about the differences between choice and love and loyalty and self vs. Government. The solid 4 star rating is because I didn't pr [...]


    8. A dystopian future that feels strangely real. Just imagining a world where other options for parenthood (whether planned or unexpected) are removed and then strictly regulated. The short was an engaging read that centered around the hiding and chase of the twins by these WOMB agents. The idea of the government allowing the restrictions of sexual education, and the possible removal of the pregnant woman and child are downright frightening ideas. It reminds me a little of The Giver in how emotions [...]


    9. From the first sentence this short story draws you in. It is a well-written short story that immediately throws you into the action of the story. The characters are well-developed, and there isn't a lot of just explaining the world as set-up. The author uses the actions of the characters and the plot itself to explain the world.This is worth the read for everyone. It is a world that could possibly exist in the near future, where this novel is set. It is an action-packed, good, quick read and the [...]


    10. Foundlings is an interesting short story centered on a teenage pregnancy, which is now illegal in this dystopian society. Any overbearing law that could be passed is in this world, such as monitoring every teenage girl's pee at school via the toilets and taking away any teenager that gets pregnant (never to be seen again). This particular story involves a set of twins that try absolutely everything to hide a pregnancy. It was a well-written tale and unfortunately the scenario was a bit too close [...]


    11. I enjoyed this short story. It actually gave quite a bit of backstory for being short. More so than some novels I've read lately. In addition, the story wasn't so strange. I do not believe this could necessarily happen, but I can imagine good people arguing in favor of the logic behind WOMB. A good quick read.


    12. This is a perfectly fine Teen Dystopia With Romance; I just don't particularly enjoy, well, Teen Dystopia With Romance. So it goes. Not all books are for all readers.




    13. It could happen. In a not too distant future, pregnant women must do exactly as they are told our face arrest.


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