Day Moon (Tomorrow's Edge Book 1) ... By Brett Armstrong
In A.D. 2039, a prodigious seventeen year old, Elliott, is assigned to work on a global software initiative his deceased grandfather helped found. Project Alexandria is intended to provide the entire world secure and equal access to all accumulated human knowledge. All forms of print are destroyed in good faith, to ensure everyone has equal footing, and Elliott knows he must soon part with his final treasure: a book of Shakespeare's complete works gifted him by his grandfather. Before it is destroyed, Elliott notices something is amiss with the book, or rather Project Alexandria. The two do not match, including an extra sonnet titled "Day Moon". When Elliott investigates, he uncovers far more than he bargained for. There are sinister forces backing Project Alexandria who have no intention of using it for its public purpose. Elliott soon finds himself on the run from federal authorities and facing betrayals and deceit from those closest to him. Following clues left by his grandfather, with agents close at hand, Elliott desperately hopes to find a way to stop Project Alexandria. All of history past and yet to be depend on it.
Reading Day Moon by Brett Armstrong was like looking into our future. Never mind that the story was set in 2039, the characters reveal the same passions of love, distrust and longing for God's guidance when their lives were in jeopardy as the same way we acknowledge the trust we look for in today's world.
Armstrong sets the setting by giving brief details of everyday life, such as the way cars have transformed so travel was safer and lives were no longer in danger of accidents. The most important change was scanning all print materials into a program and then destroyed, called Project Alexandria which was designed by Elliot's grandfather who just happened to have died in the only car crash of that time.
Seventeen year old Elliot is now programing Project Alexandria but discovers subtle discrepancies popping up at alarming rate. From here on in we are discovering multitudes of clues, packed with devastating consequences. Elliot realizes his feelings are growing for fellow student Lara as this race for solving why the government is determined to acquire and possible destroy particular works of classic fiction.
The extremely fasted past roller coaster of events continues to rattle our emotions as waves of excitement and continual twists and turns shake our thoughts of just who can be trusted and what surprise are we going to find next.
The reality of Armstrong's writing left me totally exhausted in a good way after reading this book. I sincerely mean this as a compliment to the author as I compare Armstrong along side of Dan Brown of the Da Vinci Code, and the movie National Treasure.
If you are looking ahead at our possible future, you might have just found it.