Future Girl by Asphyxia – Our Review
CBCA Book of the year for older readers 2021
ABIA Longlist 2021- Book of the Year Older Children
Shortlisted for the Indie Book Awards 2021
Future Girl by Asphyxia is a beautiful, clever and creative YA book, that will not only appeal to teens but adults alike.
Written as an art journal by 16 year old Piper and set in a dystopian environmental catastrophe, people everywhere are struggling with acquiring the basics to survive. Clothing, housing, education and food are impossibly expensive.
All the while Piper is just trying to fly under the radar and pass as ‘normal’ and not be known as the ‘Deaf’ girl.
When Piper meets Marley she discovers that her Deafness is something worthy of celebration as the two become friends and grow close.
Together they develop a passion for their own environmental footprint and helping others establish a community garden while fighting against the dominant political powers.
An incredible book that represents disabled people and young people, through moving and powerful artwork interspersed through the striking text.
Review by Lydia @ Great Escape Books