I just finished the book, The Measure, by Nikki Erlick. WOW! I haven’t loved a book this much in a long while. It was such a satisfying read, like eating a delicious full course meal (with no calorie regrets).
At the onset of the novel, the world awakens to find small boxes upon their doorstep. Within each adult’s box is a string that denotes the length of their lifespan. Woah! What follows is a thought-provoking story of how a variety of characters handle themselves in this situation. I found the story amazing and wonderful and one that sparked so much discussion around my dinner table.
What would you do? Would you open the box? Would you live your life differently? Should the future be ours to see? Please read this and come in and chat with me. It is one of my favorite reads in a long time. I think it should be Required Reading for All Humans.