5 to 1 by Holly Bodger
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Publication Date: May 12th, 2015
Publisher: Knopf BFYR
Recommended Age: 13+
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Dystopian, Feminism, Freedom, Competition
In the year 2054, after decades of gender selection, India now has a ratio of five boys for every girl, making women an incredibly valuable commodity. Tired of marrying off their daughters to the highest bidder and determined to finally make marriage fair, the women who form the country of Koyanagar have instituted a series of tests so that every boy has the chance to win a wife. Sudasa, though, doesn’t want to be a wife, and Kiran, a boy forced to compete in the test to become her husband, has other plans as well. As the tests advance, Sudasa and Kiran thwart each other at every turn until they slowly realize that they just might want the same thing.