Book Review: Poster Girl

POSTER GIRL | Veronica Roth
10.18.2022 | William Morrow
Rating: 4/5 stars



Sonya Kantor knows this slogan–she lived by it for most of her life. For decades, everyone in the Seattle-Portland megalopolis lived under it, as well as constant surveillance in the form of the Insight, an ocular implant that tracked every word and every action, rewarding or punishing by a rigid moral code set forth by the Delegation.

Then there was a revolution. The Delegation fell. Its most valuable members were locked in the Aperture, a prison on the outskirts of the city. And everyone else, now free from the Insight’s monitoring, went on with their lives.

Sonya, former poster girl for the Delegation, has been imprisoned for ten years when an old enemy comes to her with a deal: find a missing girl who was stolen from her parents by the old regime, and earn her freedom. The path Sonya takes to find the child will lead her through an unfamiliar, crooked post-Delegation world where she finds herself digging deeper into the past–and her family’s dark secrets–than she ever wanted to.

I haven’t read a solid dystopian story in a while and until I started reading Poster Girl, I didn’t realize how much I missed picking them up. From the start of this book, Roth brings the reader into this new reality. We’re in a civilization that is greatly divided with a ruling faction that has been overturned. Flash forward 10 years to our storyline and we get the opportunity to experience what that revolution has meant for former Delegation members. 

I loved everything about this new and creepily plausible alternate reality, but what I loved most was solving the mystery of a missing child with our main character, Sonya. Roth has created a genuine, well-rounded, and troubled character with Sonya, who the reader can’t help but want to befriend and help. In addition to Sonya, I also felt solidly connected to several secondary characters and wanted to know what would happen to them just as much as Sonya.

The pacing of Poster Girl is fast, but methodically plotted. Roth chooses only to reveal just enough information to keep the reader hooked and coming back for me. This book is a great option for anyone looking for a dystopian read!

A huge thank you to William Morrow for my gifted copy!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s