The Rule Of One by Ashley SaundersThe Rule Of One by Ashley Saunders

The Rule Of One

byAshley Saunders, Leslie Saunders

Paperback | October 1, 2018

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In their world, telling the truth has become the most dangerous crime of all.

In the near-future United States, a one-child policy is ruthlessly enforced. Everyone follows the Rule of One. But Ava Goodwin, daughter of the head of the Texas Family Planning Division, has a secret—one her mother died to keep and her father has helped to hide for her entire life.

She has an identical twin sister, Mira.

For eighteen years Ava and Mira have lived as one, trading places day after day, maintaining an interchangeable existence down to the most telling detail. But when their charade is exposed, their worst nightmare begins. Now they must leave behind the father they love and fight for their lives.

Branded as traitors, hunted as fugitives, and pushed to discover just how far they’ll go in order to stay alive, Ava and Mira rush headlong into a terrifying unknown.

Hailing from the suburbs of Dallas, Texas, Ashley Saunders and Leslie Saunders are award-winning filmmakers and twin sisters who honed their love of storytelling at The University of Texas at Austin. While researching The Rule of One, they fell in love with America's national parks, traveling the path of Ava and Mira. The sisters can c...
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Title:The Rule Of OneFormat:PaperbackDimensions:270 pages, 8.2 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:October 1, 2018Publisher:Amazon PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1503953173

ISBN - 13:9781503953178

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome lighter YA dystopian It’s a real treat when I can read a book in a single sitting and with the crazier schedule I’ve had this year, I was extra appreciative to fall into THE RULE OF ONE so easily. With a quick pace and instant stakes, I was on edge from the very first chapter. Because hello! This was a world where families could only have one child, but through resourceful means (which were unattainable for the general population thanks to their father’s lucrative and powerful government position) both Ava and Mira were able to attend school, trading places each day, and paying attention to any details the other would need in order to keep their switching unnoticeable. Not much of a life, but far better than Ava living her own life with Mira constantly trapped underground. And for eighteen years, they made it happen until one fateful day when they were caught. With only each other to rely on, the twins got a crash-course on survival and although there’d been enormous stress involved in trading places, their living circumstances were cushy and relatively protected, which meant they weren’t equipped for their off-grid journey. The setup for over-the-top tension (Where we they going? Would they make it? Who could they trust?) raised my expectations on how far Ava and Mira would be pushed, and while there were gruelling moments, they also caught a lot of breaks. It was still enjoyable, but I think there was a fair amount of untapped potential in regards to increasingly bleak complications that would’ve cranked my worry and anxiety up to eleven. A solid eight wasn’t too shabby, though. All in all, THE RULE OF ONE was a fabulous read, and I’m psyched for the sequel THE RULE OF MANY, which hits shelves on May 7th. If you’re in the mood for some light dystopian YA fiction with a swift pace and dynamic characters, THE RULE OF ONE is the book for you! Big thanks to Thomas Allen and Son for a finished copy!
Date published: 2019-03-14