Hi everyone! I have joined the Boho Book Club this month and we are reading Resist the Machine by C.D Verhoff. This is the final week! We read Chapter 24-30 for this week. This book is a wonderful read, and I hope that you enjoy it as well! Now let’s get onto the discussion question.
Like all Avants, Clara Spinner’s genetic code, future occupation and date of death have been predetermined by the government. So when her innermost desires conflict with her rigidly planned life, she must hide them or risk losing everything.
Fresh out of the academy, she loathes her new assignment as a medical technician, but those who complain tend to disappear, so what can she do? Deciding to make the best of it, she works hard to become one of the top techs at the hospital, specializing in the use of memory retrieval equipment. As her skills gain recognition, she begins to make peace with the system until the day a loved one vanishes without a trace.
Seeking answers, Clara’s retrieves a memory nobody was supposed to see. Suspense with a touch of romance—Avant Nation will take you on a thought-provoking ride into the near future.
This post will contain spoilers!
Week 4: What do you think about Clara’s growth throughout the book? How do you feel she will proceed with her new information?
Let me start by saying that this ending is completely unexpected and pretty amazing! I think that Clara grows a lot in this book. She goes from an innocent way of thinking to learn to question what’s around her. Although this change is dangerous in Avantica, I think that Clara’s growth will help in continuing her story in the series.
I think that Clara is pretty smart and will find a useful and effective way to use the information she is given. It won’t be easy to continue with this information, but if she can lay low she may be able to go undetected. However, knowing Clara, she will do something that will affect herself and her family in a way that will deter her from accomplishing her goal.
What do you think about the book? What do you think will happen next on Clara’s journey? Let me know in the comments below!
Also, don’t forget to look at the other book club member’ responses (links below)!
About the Author:
C.D. Verhoff spent her childhood in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She’s the fourth of five sisters. No brothers. Her background includes medical lab processor, elementary school teacher, and registered representative in insurance and finance.
Back up a few years (okay, a lot of years), to her senior year of high school. She was working part-time in a legal office. On a slow week when the boss was on vacation, she started her first fantasy novel. The book was terrible, but an aspiring novelist was born. Unfortunately, getting published didn’t seem like a realistic goal, so she filed away the dream and worked toward degrees in business and education. Later, when she left the workforce to become a stay-at-home mom, the writing bug resurfaced. She recently returned to full-time employment as a preschool teacher, but the novels keep coming.
Her interests include weird trivia, quotable quotes, education, Saint John Paul II, dogs, dragons, history, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Walking Dead, Person of Interest, The Middle, Mr. Robot, coffee and chocolate. She is currently working on book three of the Avant Nation series, Fear the Machine, and hopes to publish it before the Spring of 2018.