Agenda 21: Into the Shadows (Unabridged)
by Glenn Beck
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The sequel to Agenda 21, from number-one New York Times best-selling author and nationally syndicated radio host Glenn Beck. "I knew those men were our enemies, but they, like everyone else in the Republic, were nothing more than servants. Rule followers. They had no choice. But I did. I had a choice and I made it. I knew then and there that, no matter what happened, I would never go back. Never." It was once named America, but now it is just "the Republic". Following the worldwide implementation of a UN-led program called Agenda 21, the once-proud people of America have become obedient residents who live in barren, brutal Compounds and serve the autocratic, merciless Authorities. Citizens mainly keep their heads down and their mouths shut - but Emmeline is different. When the Authorities took her mother away, she started questioning the world around her. What happened to her mom? Why is everyone confined to grim living spaces and made to eat the same food cubes every day? Why was her own baby taken from her to be raised in the Children's Village? And are the rumors that somewhere out beyond the fence live those who got away during the Relocations - the so-called shadow people - really true? When Emmeline's questions lead to the realization that she will never see her child again, she decides to escape the Compound with her partner David and their baby Elsa. Fleeing the armed enforcers of the Earth Protection Agency, and facing the unknown for the first time in their lives, Emmeline and David run into the shadows in the desperate hope of finding something they'd only heard stories about from those who'd lived before the Relocations: freedom.
Tedious and dumbed down
While there are real and scary agendas trying to get traction in our bizarre world, why wrap it in an incredibly boring walk through the woods? While I wanted to enjoy this book, and there were some interesting forays into survival, etc. I found no connection to any of the characters within the story. I felt as if I was listening to an after school kid drama or Saturday Morning kids show. Maybe is missed it, but was this book written for teens or tweens?
Read the first book in the series
If you are interested in this book make sure that you read the first book titles Agenda 21. Once you do that this book makes more sense on why the characters are hiding and trying survive while getting away from the earth protectors.
Holy paranoia! Only made it half way through. Could not stomach the rest. Garbage from a wacko.