Consider, book by Kristy Acevedo
Written by SY Uhm
Do you think that the aliens will invade our world by directly bombarding our planet? I don’t think so. I think they will use their advanced technology instead of sending their troops to our planet because it will cause damage to their soldiers. Consider is a science fiction novel by Kristy Acevedo, which is about foreign holograms and vertexes sucking people up. Alexa, the main character, lost her best friend, boyfriend, brother, and more than two third of the population due to the foreign vertexes. I think that the migrants had no choice of staying or leaving because the holograms used fear, some migrants wanted to live in an outstanding planet and their lives were in risk on earth.
Without anybody noticing, holograms and vertexes showed up almost everywhere on earth. Holograms had a physical feature of a man and the vertexes looked like a black hole, but blue. “We are humans from a parallel future in the year 2359. We are here to save you. In six of your calendar months, a comet will destroy your planet. This is your known destruction; there is no way to prevent it.” (Kristy Acevedo,15). Nobody knew anything about the comet. Even the astronomers never knew about them… People, such as Alexandra’s father, prepared for their future. Since he was a shop manager, he had an open opportunity of importing food to his basement. Margarita, also known as Rita, had a different idea. Rita’s parents were extremely religious, limiting Rita’s freedom. As soon as Rita got caught wearing a vertex related shirt to her parents, she was sent to the church. Later on, Rita sent Alex a letter saying that she went through the vertex because she thought she would die if she stayed on earth. If I were Rita, I would have done the same thing because there was evidence of the comet striking earth and if I stayed longer, the vertexes would close, not allowing me to survive.
As the holograms answered public’s question, people were both amazed and impressed by their answers. The answer to “What do you do with people who break the law?” (164) “Most people do not break the law because they are happy. if Someone is exhibiting violent or other disrupting behavior that infringes upon the rights of others, we have medical knowledge of the brains thought pathways to reroute the misfiring neurons. It’s called brain regulation mapping and though reconditioning. It’s rarely used. it’s rarely necessary.” (164). According to the holograms, their world seemed like a utopian world. The answer to “Do you have sicknesses? Diseases?” (244). “we have advanced medical knowledge of the human genome and brain that we no longer have sickness, advanced aging, or disease. When new outbreaks emerge, we can easily cure them.” (244). From what we know so far is that their society is a wonderful place, where all illnesses and diseases are curable. Therefore, as a patient with an incurable illness, they would be desperate to go to where the holograms came from.
Alex’s boyfriend, Dominik, had to leave earth because his family ran out of food. Since everybody thought it was the end of the world, numerous shopkeepers left, causing lesser food left for sale. Unfortunately, Dominik’s family was not as fortunate as Alex’s. Every day was struggling to Dominik’s family, possible to the rest of the population. Since there were outnumbered hungry homeless peasants, lots of them walked the streets begging for food. Alex experienced how serious the famine was getting when there was a family with a baby begging for food. Without hesitation, Alex shared some of his father’s emergency food. A few days later, while Alex’s family was out f their house, there was a robbery. The whole basement was wiped out. No food. No drinks. Since there were millions of people that ran out of food, they had no choice but to gamble their lives away by going through the vertexes.
The world was in a complete chaos. There was a visible evidence of a kilometer length comet coming to earth, completely crushing the earth. No one knew if what they heard from the holograms were real. However, there seemed to be more opportunity. As time passes by, the place where the holograms came from seemed like an amazing place where all illness and diseases were curable. Although some there were some people that wanted to stay, they had to leave because of famine. As people went through the vertexes, there were no traces of evidence behind them.