My book review of 'Blue Ticket' by Sophie Mackintosh
This dark and disturbing story is set in a world where all women have to enter a motherhood lottery.
When they first bleed, they must take a ticket. A white ticket permits you to have children, blue grants you freedom. It's one or the other. But Calla wants both.
This wasn't the book I needed to read at the start of lockdown... I certainly wasn't in the mood for a dystopian world when real life had suddenly become very frightening and very strange.
However I couldn't put it down!
Calla's story was compelling. My heart was racing and my eyes glued to the page, unable to turn away for a moment as I followed the consequences of her every choice and decision. It was bleak but fascinating. I was completely lost in her world and, though pleased finally to leave it, I felt wrung through from having participated in it with her.