Vox is a dystopian novel that tells the chilling story of a society that has literally silenced women. For Dr. Jean McClellan, a linguist who studied the neurological impact of language, find this to be a nightmare situation. She is forced to watch her own daughter silenced during crucial developmental stages.
This book challenges the status quo. It shows the dangers of a society dominated by white, Christian, males who want to limit anyone else. It specifically shows how women are considered less in our society. While it is an extreme dystopian version of this view, it hits very close to home. I am an educated female working higher education. I personally was experiencing my own "silencing" at a time when I read this book. I found this book to be more than enjoyment, it was empowering. It talks about hard truths. You can see this just by looking through the reviews for the book.
Vox was written very vividly. I felt connected at all times. The characters were multi-dimensional and real. The writing was good as well. The writing could have been a little better, however I did not feel it was lacking. It is more that I could see Dalcher continuing to grow as an author.
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