A Girl Undone
St. Martin’s Griffin
In this sequel to A Girl Called Fearless, Avie Reveare has fled Salvation, Idaho, where she and her lover, Yates Sandell, took refuge. Backed by the ruling Paternalist Party, federal and state law enforcement officers seized the Salvation compound and killed many of their friends. Now Yates is in hospital, and Avie and her friend Luke are on the run with the law in pursuit.
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“. . . a relevant message about feminism and how poorly women are being treated in the world today.”
The Paternalist Party has ruled since the synthetic hormone Scarpanol killed millions of women across the US. Laws “protecting” the surviving women and girls through contracted marriages has meant a dramatic change in American society. Avie has information which will indict some of the leading figures in the country and bring down the Paternalist Party’s rule. However, she has to rely on people traffickers, as well as friends and allies, who may not have the same goals. There’s Jessop Hawkins, the Paternalist Party big shot her father arranged for her to marry, to deal with. Avie has been branded a terrorist. Her face is all over the media, and she must decide how to escape – and how to bring about justice for her friends and women all over America.
In A Girl Undone, Catherine Linka has produced a tale with a relevant message about feminism and how poorly women are being treated in the world today.
Reviewer: Cindy A. Matthews