The Hunted by Alex Shearer is a book for our times. Discuss
The Hunted by Alex Shearer is a very appealing book. The plot maybe unique but that just makes the book more exciting. In this book most people have sacrificed the joy of having children, their fertility for the dream of eternal youth. Tarrin is a very special boy. He is rare and unique. He is what you called a real boy in this book because he has not used anti-ageing pills or the PP implant. He is a naturally young child. His guardian, Deet is a self-centered, drunkard, ungrateful man. He makes a living by renting out Tarrin to childless couples. Both Deet and Tarrin are in fear of the ‘Kiddernappers’ that roam the streets there. Kiddernappers do exactly what they are named after. They kidnap children. Tarrin would be about 5-7 million international units. A newborn baby would be about 6-9 million. Tarrin dreams of meeting his parents and finding out who kidnapped him. Many people argue that The Hunted is a book of our times while several might say it is not. The Hunted is a book of our times because Shearer appears to be trying to convey a message to the public that people are sacrificing fertility for youth. He is trying to say that this book a warning of what could happen in the future. The book has gotten to such an extreme that they talk about how 9 years olds can take the PP implant and can stay young forever and live till about 120 years and more. For example at the beginning of the book Tarrin comes across Ms. Virginia Two shoes who has taken the PP implant. She is a professional singer and dancer. On the hall it said that she was 55 years old and still dancing and at the end of the book it said she was 125 years old and still dancing. Also the books talked how people take the Anti-ageing pills to keep them young and 40 years old is the oldest you will get. On the other hand people say that this book is just trying to scare us. Shearer is giving us an empty threat. Whatever is happening...
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