The Measure by Nikki Erlick
It seems like just another morning.
You make a cup of tea. Check the news. Open the front door.
On your doorstep is a box.
Inside the box is the exact number of years you have left to live.
The same box appears on every doorstep across the world.
Do you open yours?
It’s the decision of a lifetime. It seems like just another morning. You make a cup of tea. Check the news. Open the front door. On your doorstep is a box. Inside the box is the exact number of years you have left to live. The same box appears on every doorstep across the world.
The Measure is a transfixing contemplation of fate, a piercing exploration of how we value our lives, and a soaring story of love and heartbreak. When the world shifts irrevocably overnight, each character is faced with an immense decision. As boxes open across the world, their lives intertwine in moving, unexpected ways. An unforgettable story of love, resilience, and hope. Perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult, David Nicholls, Matt Haig and Stuart Turton.
I love dystopian fiction so I was really excited to pick this one up. I loved that books starts right when the boxes appear without any build up, it really dropped you into the panic. I really enjoyed that the story was told from multiple points of view but that these people were all connected. I loved the insight into what people would do with their time if they knew how long they had left and the idea that people would group together with people with similar life span was interesting.
This is a really thought provoking read and I still can’t tell you if I would want to open my box or not!
Thank you @randonttours @nikkierlick and @BoroughPress for my spot on the blog tour
Nikki Erlick writing has appeared on the websites of New York Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Newsweek, Cosmopolitan and The Huffington Post. She graduated Harvard University summa cum laude and is a former editor of The Harvard Crimson. She earned a master’s degree in Global Thought from Columbia University. The Measure is her debut novel. @nikkierlick @BoroughPress