This Chick Read: The Cage by Megan Shepherd

The Cage has a rather disturbing premise. Six teenagers are kidnapped from earth and held on some sort of alien space station. They are put into a simulated Earth environment and given a few rules. Play their games to collect their tokens, eat to remain healthy, and by day 21 start having sex. If you have a vivid imagination like I do, this premise doesn’t seem too out there, right? This book reminded me of a high school psychology class excercise. If you were stuck on a lifeboat, or deserted island or something, who would you want with you, and how would you react? Each of these six teenagers have things they are good at, one is brilliantly smart, one is a mechanic, one is bilingual, another was a criminal dealing on the black market, and then Cora was a Senator’s daughter who had just gotten out of juvie. Will they use these skills to survive? Continue reading “This Chick Read: The Cage by Megan Shepherd”