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Thursday, February 7, 2013
The Planner By Alexandra Swann
Kris Mitchell had everything, until the bottom fell out. She had a great job, a big house, a great boyfriend, but then the real estate market went south, and all she has left of her old life is her Cadillac. Now Kris has a new job as a Level I Planner to sell Smart Seniors Communities to the retired community. Could you turn over all your assets to the government in exchange for room and board for life? Social security will be ended in 90 days. If you don’t move here, you will not have money to live on. But it’s only by invitation that you can live in one of these communities. Why is that?
Each community is filled with like-minded people, the officials make certain that the seniors in each community are in similar age groups and come from similar religious and social backgrounds. They have prescreened friends, a fully staffed clinic, a dining hall that provides three meals a day, a gym, and laundry service. All they have to do is transfer ownership of their home and their assets to the Federal Municipal Planning Division in exchange for a guaranteed life –lease. Sound too good to be true?
Kris’ father is a fun character. While she is explaining to him and her mother about her new job as a Level 1 Planner for FMPD, he keeps interjecting his opinion. Kris’ mother is hoping Kris will find her way back to God. The long, stressful nightmare that Kris had called her life for the past four years has finally ended with her new job. The future is going to be great. But Kris soon realizes things are not as they appear. The truth is more sinister than Kris can even imagine. Why are only certain people invited into the communities, can the government really control every aspect of your life, and what happens if you don’t want to do as you’re told?
The Planner is another exciting novel by Alexandra Swann. Once you start this book, you will not be able to put it down. This book is a definite must read for anyone who loves suspense. How much control should we give to our government? This book reveals what could happen if we give them too much control. Is security worth our freedom? Are we better off giving everything we own to the government in exchange for life-long security and care? I received this book from the author in exchange for a review.