BOOK REVIEW: The Engine Driver (A Dystopian Short Story) by Tracy Marchini

The Engine Driver (A Short Dystopian Story) Book Cover The Engine Driver (A Short Dystopian Story)
Tracy Marchini
Young Adult, Dystopia
Squirrel Books
September 25, 2011
eBook

Sixteen-year-old Brig has never been allowed to hear a sad song in her entire life.

Like everyone else in her community, the personal Playlist Treatment Plan that plays in her head is designed to control her emotions - from when she's happy or sad, to when she falls in love. But for Brig, who suffers from depression, a song in a minor key will never be played.

When her friend, Annaby, is chosen to go to Musician’s School and is given a Permit to Carry a musical instrument, Brig knows that she has just this one chance to hear a sad song, a love song – or a song that matches what her depression feels like, instead of what her feelings should be.

The Engine Driver is a YA dystopian short story of 21 pages. Also includes a sample of Effie At The Wedding.