This book can be very confusing when you start reading it, but i'm pretty sure that after a few pages the book will start to be interesting. This book reminds me of another book called “The giver” which in my opinion they are pretty similar. Both of them choose to go against the rules to discover more and more and try to change their world.The council also has lots of strange rules as in The Giver. Equality, the main character tries to be normal as the other kids but he is certainly not. Both of the books have love in the middle, Equality falls in love with this girl that also likes him. And like The Giver in this book they cannot fall in love with other people.
The ideas in the novel were influenced by all the bad things that were going on with the world, the wars and the evil side of the world. And to make the world a better place they put these rules and strange laws that would make things go more neutral. Which reminds a lot about the medieval time.