Amusing mix of technology and natural ways
This was a fun story! I enjoyed the futuristic vibe, plot, and characters. This book highlights possible future scenarios.
"Society wasn't any more evolved or enlightened-it was scared of the consequences."
I was amused by the unique mix of characters' reliance on technology and resistance to technology by embracing natural methods of doing things.
Volition presents a possible future where men outnumber women because of population control. Their society used time travel to retrieve women from the past who were soon going to die and bring them to the future. These women then receive advanced healthcare or counseling to save them. Different protections are in place for the women's safety. What would happen if a woman arrived who doesn't want to live with her sponsor but doesn't believe in divorce?
This was an unusual time travel novel. History doesn't seem to change much by Andi's removal from the twenty-first century. It makes sense to me that the other women who were going to die don't change history much by going to the future. The focus here isn't on an individual's importance in the chain of world events but on choices, what it means to be a Christian, and relationships.
"Everyone has the right to make his own decision, but none has the right to force his decision on others"
How much does it take to change our preconceived notions of each other? It takes a lot of time and experiences for Andi to break through her resentment to appreciate James' good qualities. He has guts to selflessly try to make amends for her mistaken abduction. He works to do what's best for Andi when it is not in his best interests. That is the beginning of love. I really liked James as he stood up for Andi to the government and other people.
Read Volition. Really! It is a sweet story with a happy ending and many great thought-provoking predicaments.
I received a free advanced reader copy of this book. All opinions are completely my own.