Daughters of the North - Sarah Hall

Daughters of the North

By Sarah Hall

  • Release Date: 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 3.5
From 63 Ratings


In this stunning novel, Sarah Hall imagines a new dystopia set in the not-too-distant future. England is in a state of environmental crisis and economic collapse. There has been a census, and all citizens have been herded into urban centers. Reproduction has become a lottery, with contraceptive coils fitted to every female of childbearing age. A girl who will become known only as "Sister" escapes the confines of her repressive marriage to find an isolated group of women living as "un-officials" in Carhullan, a remote northern farm, where she must find out whether she has it in herself to become a rebel fighter. Provocative and timely, Daughters of the North poses questions about the lengths women will go to resist their oppressors, and under what circumstances might an ordinary person become a terrorist.

Includes an excerpt from Sarah Hall's new book The Beautiful Indifference.


  • Stupid way to end a book

    By Blue-apple
    Wow. Just stunned that this book's author obviously had no idea how to end this. It literally just jumps from an interesting story to a fragment that says [data lost] which is part of the book, and then it ends a page later. Why write and publish a book that you can't figure out how to end is beyond me.
  • Ending???

    By NYSingermom
    I was very engrossed in the book, only to reach the ending with data lost. Please fix this! I would love to find out what happens in between. Very disappointed. I would have given it 5 stars.
  • Daughters of the North

    By azkid5
    DATA Missing. Right at the Climax.. Good up until then.
  • Excellent, but frustrating end

    By Bgeiser
    This was an excellent read that is an ominous foreshadowing of a not-too-distant future. So frustrating that right as the end [Data was Lost] and a critical part of the story was missing? Ugh really???
  • Daughters of the north

    By Tee6269
    Daughters of the north was an excellent book. The subject a scary one. What person who has read this book cannot help but think that it could actually happen! My only regret about purchasing this book on iBooks was that at the most crucial part "data was lost". Had I purchased this at a bookstore data would have been complete.
  • Dissappointing end

    By preppinLady
    There were glitches in the online book that caused loss of data from what should have been the climactic event. It just ended back at the beginning.
  • Disappointing ending

    By nicolek.
    While it started out a little slow, this book picked up and became very addicting. By the middle I was fully engrossed, but the ending was a big let down. It ends at what feels like the climax. You spend the whole book preparing for this big event, and then it isn't even described - the story just ends. Anti-climactic. I'm glad I only paid 99c for it.
  • Worth reading

    By chilej
    Beautifully written. Dystopian novel that remained me a bit of The Handmaid's Tale but is still fresh. The subject matter is disturbing, but I loved the book.
  • Great book

    By sandiLa
    Loved this book. Wonderfully written.