In Tomorrow Girls: Behind the Gates by Eva Gray, 14-year-old Louisa wants to see nature. She wants her life to be simple, where water is clean, and plants grow green. And in the future world she lives in, disaster, wars, and destruction is all there is. But when she gets an amazing opportunity to go to Country Manor Boarding School, a place where everything is different, Louisa takes it. Students there write with pens and paper, they learn tips on survival, and they can experience life as it was before. But when she can’t contact home, and finds some very shocking secrets about what the whole school is about, she and her friends Maddie, Evelyn, and Rosie decide that it is no longer safe. They have to escape CMS.
This was a total cliffhanger. I have to admit, the beginning was a bit hard to cling on to, and I had a little trouble focusing. But once you get to the real action, you won’t be able to put it down.
I think Louisa is an interesting person. She lives in a difficult time, and goes through many hard things. Her friends are sometimes difficult to get along with.
Overall, I liked it. I don’t know if I would have picked it if I saw it at a bookstore or something, but you shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover.
Tomorrow Girls: Behind the Gates is in stores now. Here is the official synopsis:
In a terrifying future world, four girls must depend on each other if they want to survive.
Louisa is nervous about being sent away to a boarding school — but she’s excited, too. And she has her best friend, Maddie, to keep her company. The girls have to pretend to be twin sisters, which Louisa thinks just adds to the adventure!
Country Manor School isn’t all excitement, though. Louisa isn’t sure how she feels about her new roommates: athletic but snobby Rosie and everything’s-a-conspiracy Evelyn. Even Maddie seems different away from home, quiet and worried all the time.
Still, Louisa loves CMS — the survival skills classes, the fresh air. She doesn’t even miss not having a TV, or the internet, or any contact with home. It’s for their own safety, after all.
Or is it?