This was a treat. Many times when you read dystopian books you can't help but get a feeling of, but what about the rest of the world? In this one Britain has separated themselves completely from Europe and the rest of the world. No internet, no TV or movies. But we do get to see the reactions, we get to see Europe reacting and opposing the laws, and action being taken.
The plot and following Jenna was compelling, if not a little too much at times. (She had a lot of names and faces.) I do not think the book would have suffered at all had it been scaled down a bit on that front.