L.J. Ritchie (2)

Like Nobody's Watching

ISBN: 9780994137203

Author: L.J. Ritchie    Publisher: Escalator Press

We were supposed to be the good guys. We did the right thing. At first… When Oscar and his friends hack into the school’s surveillance system, the plan is ...


We were supposed to be the good guys. We did the right thing. At first… When Oscar and his friends hack into the school’s surveillance system, the plan is simple: find the footage, blackmail the bullies, and leave no fingerprints. But the sense of power it brings them is hard to let go… How do you go from cyber vigilante to cyber villain, when those around you turn their screens against you? Shortlisted for Best Young Adult Fiction and Best First Book, NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, 2017


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$24.99
Monsters of Virtue

ISBN: 9780473449506

Author: L.J. Ritchie    Publisher: Escalator Press

If the government can define a ‘superior’ race, where does the power end? In 1928 Parliament was on the brink of enacting a eugenic sterilisation law allowi...


If the government can define a ‘superior’ race, where does the power end? In 1928 Parliament was on the brink of enacting a eugenic sterilisation law allowing the state to decide who was fit to breed. This was despite New Zealand’s reputation for being a liberal country committed to equal opportunity for all. Ritchie’s new young adult novel mixes fact with fiction: the bill has been defeated, but the agenda continues. Monsters of Virtue plays out an alternative history in which a utopian settlement is established in the Ōtaki River Gorge where the country’s ‘finest’ youth are chosen to lead, and breed, a new superior race. But is anyone prepared for the consequences of allowing prejudices and power to intervene with nature? Through powerful storytelling, Ritchie exposes the disturbing places powerful individuals will go in the name of social progress. In an era of Trump, genetic testing and designer babies, Monsters of Virtue is a timely reminder of the dangers of believing in one ‘superior’ race.


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Pages: 350


Dimensions: 140 x 216 mm


Publication Date: 23-10-2018


$28.00
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