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The Measure by Nikki Erlick

Genre: Dystopian, Ficton, Fantasy
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Source: Random Things Tours
Rating: 4/5
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About The Book

Your fate arrives in a box on your doorstep. Do you open it?
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.


My Thoughts

Can you imagine receiving a box telling how long you have to live? This is the story of “The Measure”; where around the world every human older than 21 years old on Earth one morning receives a box telling how long they will live.
So, the main question will be, do you want to know how long you will live? Years, months, days, hours…
This is a very special book; even if it’s a fiction book it’s impossible to not feel connected with the characters, I really think this book puts the reader in a difficult position. Seeing how you have the difficult decision to make, open the “Pandora Box” or hide it. I am not sure which option is the worst, because even if you don’t open it you know that it’s there, your destiny is closed in a box…
But it’s interesting how the author shows the reader the different situations of the characters; friends, lovers, politicians… all with the same difficult decision to make… and when you know the answer, the most difficult comes, what would you do with the time you have left?
I really loved this book, I also have to say that with the world situation that we are living in it’s not easy; the wars, the Covid, the climate change… Do you really want to know when you’ll die? This is the question you need to ask yourself before starting reading, because once you open the box, there’s no comeback.
Ready to open “The Measure”?


About The Author

Nikki Erlick’s 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.