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Joe England wrote: »
Okay, is this going to one of those deals where it turns out that the whole place is actually a metaphysical purgatory representing a transitional stage between life and death, and the characters are overcoming personal obstacles which keep them from moving on? Are the kids in camp actually spirits yet to be born, or kids who died young, or what-have-you? Then again, why am I even asking? I mean, if I'm right it's not like I'll get confirmation. That would spoil the mystery. Anyway, I think it's still more likely to be a Maze Runner sort of thing.
poipoigirl wrote: »
Even if he makes it out there, how could he really rescue the others? It'll be rough to make it on his own with a limited education. This camp is set up to discard kids. Its possible the government does know about the camp and is allowing it to happen. We can't assume this world runs by the same rules as our own.
And Linus understanding exactly the meaning behind what Mal says.
Come to think of it, how old is Proto Kid?
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My poor fictional children can't be broken apart forever!
As much as parents and society tried to teach you, there's really no 'learning' how to be an adult, other than by trying to be it and in the meantime, there are still several childhood and adolescent traits that are painfully present: lack of confidence, self-loathing, seeking personal validation on group acceptance, irresponsible carefreeness, etc.
Then, as you are forced to behave as an adult, be your own person, care for yourself and others and realise which things that you believed were naive, unnecessary or plain untrue, all of a sudden you are an adult, ready to step away from the childhood that you didn't notice you were clinging to so fiercely.
I really really like what it has become. It keeps getting better and better. The art, the story and the deeper layers.
I have so many questions and the chances I'm going to get answers are so, so slim.
Also, some might have this idea in their heads that life outside the camp would be just like life at their old homes, regardless of where they actually end up. Whatever you grow up with as a kid tends to be what you consider "normal" regardless of evidence to the contrary.
Presumably the world is different enough, all of the guardians of the kids knew of the camp’s location despite different social and economic disparities. Presumably the “supply drops” are just garbage dumps given what they usually contain so others are aware.
Assuming the camp is a physical place and not a metaphysical metaphor.
And the world can’t exactly be 1:1 because Malachi and presumably his mom have natural blue hair.
But the camp could also be a conspiracy. Maybe if you know the right people you get tipped off and the public at large isn’t aware. There is a remarkably small number of abandoned children and there are things like underground adoption rings in the actual world.
Linus is pretty smart, if he survives his escape, and finds an adult or even other kids to tell his story to, he could lead them back to camp and rescue the others.
Despite their quirks, there may be people, even a world with Camp W, that would care for them.