I’m pretty interested in the premise behind Swipe by Evan Angler. It’s being described as “apocalyptic dystopian fiction” and “Left Behind meets Matched for middle-grade readers.”
Here’s the main reason I’m interested – I read the Left Behind series back when it first came out. My own views on the end times were still pretty steeped in that sort of thinking at that time. I can’t say I still see things that way anymore, thanks in much part to a better understanding of eschatology from a reformed theological perspective. Nevertheless, our kids have read The Hunger Games and I don’t agree with that view either, so I’m not opposed to letting them read this so we can discuss it through the framework of our worldview later.
Here’s the general gist of the book: Swipe – Everyone gets the Mark. It gives all the benefits of citizenship. Yet if getting the Mark is such a good thing, then why does it feel so wrong?
It’s being marketed toward the 8-11 age group. Without having read it myself yet, I’d put a strong hold on the younger end of this group, not because of readability, but because of content.
You can see the flipbook version of it here. Also, here’s a video trailer for the book:
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