Everybody is always saying how cool it would be to live forever, but we never think about what living forever in this flawed world would entail.
Gemma Malley offers a fresh point of view about this in the Declaration, where everlasting life means no new lives. People who agree to the process of living forever must sign a contract saying that they will not have anymore children. Its a life for a life.
And all the kids that are sent away as surplus. They are brainwashed to believe they are a burden on the world. Anna is one of them. She tries her best to be dutiful in order to pay off her debt. But of course a boy shows up and turns her world upsidedown. Peter tries to get her to believe that all she's known.
Overall the writng was incredible and its something that i would reccomend to anyone