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In New Jerusalem, things don't go right for a few teens. They begin to question the way of things and face consequences for disbelieving in God's plan for them.
I saw a comparison to The Handmaid's Tale but I'm not convinced that's accurate. I kept thinking about the show Escaping Polygamy because it's centered in a religious cult. It's heartbreaking to know that this kind of situation isn't always fiction. There are communities of people that are told how to live. Women are told not to speak, who to marry, to cook and procreate as if that is all we are good for. They are isolated and have no idea how the rest of the world lives besides hearing that everyone outside their community is sinful.
I love the cover of this book. The identical butterflies with one contrasting really sets it apart. Subtle yet meaningful.