Most dystopian stories focus on life during the fall of a society and the plans for the uprising/demise of a new regime. ‘Poster Girl’ tells of the events after the uprising happens, with the added twist of mystery thriller thrown in (because why not). Tempted with the prospect of earning her freedom from life imprisonment, Sonya investigates the whereabouts of a missing girl. During her journey, long-held secrets are uncovered that will have Sonya second-guessing everything she believes. Overall for how short this novel ended up, there is too much crammed in to leave a lasting impression.
Poster Girl by Veronica Roth, (List Price: $27.99, William Morrow, 9780358164098, October 2022)
Reviewed by Jenny Gilroy, E. Shaver bookseller in Savannah, Georgia