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Wednesday 15 March 2023

Review: The Snow Laundry

In this dystopian world the administration controls absolutely everything and the population know not to challenge the status quo.

Besides it could be a lot worse – many of the country’s homeless are forced to work in the towers with no possibility or hope of escaping. But while their new home is a prison, they are fed and warm.

17-year-old Ally is just of those people enslaved in the towers. Working long hours in the laundry, each day the same, she is resigned to her fate. 

Though there are many people who still exist in the tunnels that are barely surviving, Ally believes she has the better situation; her vote was the price of safety.

Birthday celebrations are in full swing for the Towers Overseer when Ally’s boyfriend Bon goes missing. One minute he was laying beside her in bed, the next he is gone, only leaving behind drawings.

Confused and anxious, Ally initially thinks Bon has run away. With the recent spate of unrest- explosions, sabotage and talks of a coup, Bon had been interrogated and beaten up in the guard’s quest for the truth or a scapegoat. Who could blame Bon if he had run away?

Ally is determined to learn the truth. In her search for Bon, Ally discovers the homeless kids are really lab rats used for scientific testing – what else have the administration being lying about? Have they killed Bon to stop him from exposing them?

In this riveting fast paced thriller, the Ally soon discovers you need luck, strength and your wits if you have any chance of surviving. Especially if you are looking for the truth!

Title: The Snow Laundry
Author: Mette Jakobsen
Publisher: HarperCollins, $19.99
Publication Date: 6 July 2022
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781460762080
For ages: 14+
Type: Young Adult Fiction