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The Resistance (The Declaration #2)

3.75  ·  Rating Details ·  6,108 Ratings  ·  381 Reviews
The year is 2140. Peter and Anna are now living on the Outside as Legals. As an agent in the Underground, Peter is tasked with infiltrating Pincent Pharma Corporation and find out what’s happening in the secret Longevity programme. Peter must feign a reconciliation and win the trust of his grandfather, Richard Pincent, one of the most powerful men on the planet, whose comp ...more
Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Published April 5th 2011 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens (first published September 2nd 2008)
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Jun 16, 2011 Kimberly rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011
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Sep 10, 2008 Karin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
THE RESISTANCE is the much anticipated sequel to THE DECLARATION. It picks up where THE DECLARATION leaves off and is told through Peter’s eyes. He and Anna live together with Ben, Anna’s brother, in a run down house trying to keep out of the way. Peter and Anna aren’t comfortable being Legal yet and find the stares and nasty comments coming from the other citizens unsettling.

Peter and Anna work for the Underground whenever they can. They both want to see the Declaration a thing of the past. Pe
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Basic Info

Pages/Length: n/a
Genre: Young Adult; Dystopia
Reason For Reading: Challenge, and story!

At A Glance

Love Triangle/Insta Love/Obsession?:
Cliff Hanger: No
Triggers: n/a
Rating: 4.5 stars

Score Sheet
All out of ten

Cover: 7
Plot: 9
Characters: 8
World Building: 8
Flow: 9
Series Congruity: 9
Writing: 8
Ending: 8

Total: 8

In Depth

Best Part:
Worst Part: None
Thoughts Had: So much is going on, i love it!


I think, dare I say it, that The Resistance actually has a slight edge on The Declaration, which was a marvellous enough book as it is. Now that Peter and Anna are on the outside, living as young Legals in a world were most of the inhabitants mark their age with three digits, and raising Anna's brother Ben, we get to see them interacting with a markedly different facet of society. Rather than living in a Surplus Hall, where they are brainwashed and trained to serve and be Valuable Assets*, they ...more
“Your grandfather is doing his best to become the most fearsome deity that the world has ever known. A deity that feeds on nothing but power and greed. A deity that must be stopped, for all our sakes.”

The Resistance follows on from where The Declaration left off: Anna and Peter are living together, officially Legal, The Underground are working hard to bring down Pincent Pharma and Richard Picent is developing an even more terrifying plan to keep people young forever.

I spoke a lot about the world
Feb 26, 2012 Amanda rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Edward's Ghost Engine (also known as.......... Jinky Spring)
I've gotta say the levels of brutality and evil really surprised me.
This may sound weak, but this was probably one of the most disturbing books I've ever read, with the levels of hostility and all. I did however enjoy the concept and philosophy of these series. The suspense and shocking revelations made this worthy of the title bestseller.

This makes me puzzle over the fact that most people vote for shit such as the Matchedtrilogy and The Maestro when there are works of real art like this. Plus
Oct 19, 2014 Jenny rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a book that Caitlin read - not sure that it is suitable for a 11 year old or if she understood it all. Can people live for ever with a longevity drug? This is part 2 in The Declaration Trilogy. A lesson I'm learning fast - read what your children are reading - don't think they had books like this when I was 11. Anyway adults although simply written it is well worth reading. Looking forward to part 3.
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Jan 06, 2016 Marnie Krüger rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, books-i-own
I should really start to DNF books.

This book was really a drag. I didn’t like the writing style, the characters were shallow and in all honesty the plot sucked!

I will most defiantly not be reading the last book of this series…

It’s going to be my first ever DNF!
Feb 07, 2012 Tia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The second book of this series I find deals more with Peter than anything else. He begins posing at his grandfathers company where they make Longevity. Peter is trying to find any information to help the Underground. The Underground is a group resistance, they go against everything the Authority and the declaration stand for.

Anna, in what little we see in this book, gets herself into some trouble by being forced into a trap, which the people of the Underground with Peter's help; gets her out of.
Jul 21, 2009 Alex rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the sequel to The Declaration. I don’t think there will be a third… but who knows. I may have to look into it. But The Resistance ends fine, and while not everything is wrapped up, it’s pretty much settled. So really, there’s no need for a third, but it would be interesting.

So The Resistance is set in the same world as The Declaration. We’ve got Anna and Peter together, with baby Ben, a few months after The Declaration left off. A new character is thrown in- a young Legal, just a little
Gemma Malley’s The Resistance is an incredible piece of literature. I think this should be studied in school, it has the potential to be the next Brave New World or 1984. The novel deals with a lot of social issues, and critiques society in a way that will have young people thinking. I have several ideas for essays I could write about this book, and it would not be difficult for a high school English teacher to create lesson plans for it.

This is the second book in the series, but I read this one
Emily May

Look, I really enjoyed this book, probably even more than the first one when I got into it but the author went and did exactly the same thing again... created a happy ending.

It's annoying me. Both books follow the same format of Problem > Panic > Solution > The End. I finished the first book thinking "hey, that was a really original story" but I only half-heartedly purchased the second one because the first one had ended with both Anna and Peter alive, well and no longer on the run. The
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The story continues from not long after the point where we left it in The Declaration (read my review here). Peter and Anna are living legally on the outside, trying to cope with their new life and looking after little Ben, Anna’s brother. Anna is enjoying being a mother to Ben but is struggling with living in the world so different from the Surplus Hall. Both she and Peter feel alien from this societ
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Depois da aventura mirabolante na qual Peter e Anna conquistaram o seu direito a viver de uma maneira bastante dolorosa, o jovem casal casal enfrenta agora os olhares de um mundo que está envelhecido e que teme tudo o que é novo.
Encarregados de educar e criar o irmão mais novo de Anna, Peter decide enfrentar o seu avó, criador dos produtos de Longevidade e tentar descobrir o que se passa ao certo dentro do programa enquanto ganha dinheiro para os sustentar. Já Anna tem de lidar com uma escolha
Apr 27, 2014 Jordan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
La première moitié du livre est assez lente et j'avais un peu peur de m'ennuyer si l'ambiance ne changeait pas.
Heureusement, et sans avoir le temps de comprendre comment, je me suis retrouvé pris par l'histoire. L'action est omniprésente dans la seconde partie du récit. Le coups de théâtre sont énormes et vraiment inattendus ! J'ai ADORÉ avoir le souffle coupé par les révélations qui nous sont faites, être en colère et dégoûté par certains personnages et être autant séduit et captivé par l'univ
Dava Tuttle
Apr 07, 2010 Dava Tuttle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All I can say is how much I CANNOT wait for autumn to come so that I can read the last book in this set.

I only found "The Declaration" last Friday and am already so engrossed in the lives of these characters that I've forgotten to go to sleep.

Oh how I cannot wait to see my predictions pan out or get shot down. So far I've guessed ALMOST everything correct and I LOVE that! I love that I've been so in sync with the authoress that I can see exactly where her mind is moving!

It seems I'm a hard one to please.

'The Resistance' follows on from 'The Declaration'. Peter, Anna and Ben are all legal now and trying to make a life for themselves whilst working for the Underground. And it continues from there.

I liked this book for the twists and turns. It kept me on my toes so to speak but some of them were just so transparent and unoriginal. Malley's pretty simple prose continues in this book, but some of the description was just weird and jarring from the flow of the story
Sanem Çakmak
Serinin ikinci kitabına birinci kitabı elimden bırakır bırakmaz okumaya başlamıştım.Ama başları açıkçası çok sıktı.Ne zaman okuyacağım diye elime alsam, almamla bırakmam bir oldu.Pek sarmadı başları doğrusu. Kitaba yine de devam ettim ve kitabın sona doğru biraz daha iyileştiğini gördüm ama... O kadar kafamı kurcalayan,uyuşmayan şey oldu ki bende puandan kırdım,hiç acımadım.Şimdi aklıma gelenleri sizle de paylaşacağım. Öncelikle bu iki karakterimiz de öyle saflar ki hatta şöyle diyeyim bu kitapt ...more
Caro Guajardo
Jul 28, 2014 Caro Guajardo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
La secuela salió mejor que la Declaracion, tambien un poco aburrida al principio, pero es de obvio que este tipo de historia tiende a ser aburrido al inicio, ya que como es una historia futurista, te tienen que explicar absolutamente TODO.! por que si no, cómo le entenderias.?
el caso es que, esta historia comenzo a ponerse interesante como por la pagina 70 :)
Mar 29, 2014 Tsubura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Aug 07, 2014 Joana rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Depois a alcançarem o verdadeiro direito de habitarem no nosso planeta, Peter e Anna, assim como o pequeno Ben, deixaram de se tratarem de excedentes, apesar de ainda não serem totalmente aceites da sociedade imortal, que os teme, visto que são jovens, algo que já foram à muito e que nunca poderão voltar a ser.
Trabalhando para a Resistência, o jovem tem de ter muito cuidado para não ser apanhado, não colocando o amor da sua vida e a pobre criança, que vê como um filho, em verdadeiro perigo. Poré
I think The Resistance is a great second book in the The Declaration series. The book starts a bit slow, but I kind of liked the way this builded up the tension. I loved the way the story continues and the fact that most of it is from Peter's POV. I also like newly introduced character Jude a lot.

The only reason I didn't give this book five stars is because of two fifteen year olds 'playing house'. Where did Anna learn to take care of a child? In Grange Hall, the surplusses were not alowed on th
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The chair was padded, obviously intended to put him at ease, but it wasn’t working. He rarely felt comfortable. Anna said it was because he liked to make things difficult for himself, but he wasn’t sure. He figured that it just wasn’t in his nature to feel too comfortable. Comfort made you lazy. It was the easy option.


All beauty has a dark side. Heaven can’t exist without hell.
Mar 30, 2015 Hannah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Eleanor Luhar
Jul 16, 2016 Eleanor Luhar rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this a few years ago, following the previous novel in the series. I'm looking forward to reading the conclusion to the trilogy, which I have never read!

Again, Anna and Peter are stuck in a world where youth is seen as a sin, as a danger. But Peter, while working for the Underground, has to work for his grandfather at Pincent Pharma - the manufacturers of Longevity. While there, he discovers some shocking information that makes a once straight-forward decision near impossible to make.

Apr 05, 2012 Sonia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
the resistance is a sequel to the declaration now basically peter is looking at how longevity is made and he becomes a monster in the process. Longevity is harvested from somewhere top secret. Overall amazing a little slow at first though
This is an odd book. It starts off slowly, as the first one did too, but I still want to stick with it and find out what happens. Anna and Peter are establishing themselves in the world yet are still not really accepted. Both are still working with the Underground and Peter has accepted a job with his grandfather in an effort to get more information about Pincent Pharma and Longevity. His grandfather is under pressure to get Peter to sign the declaration and Peter begins to think that this is wh ...more
Oct 02, 2008 Sarah rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who have bad taste in books
this book is horrible!!! the first one is reeeally good but this one stinks. I started reading it but had to put it down because i couldnt stand reading it anymore.
Interesting....but not as interesting as The Declaration. No more words. Recommendation for people who like Sci-fi!
Happy Reading! :)
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“Before he'd met Anna, he'd thought he'd known what love was, thought he'd understood about friendship, romance, all of it, but he hadn't - not at all. Until he'd held Anna in his arms, until he'd let her see into his soul, until he'd heard her cry gently when he made love to her for the first time, he'd known nothing. And now, sometimes, when it was just the two of them, when he smelt her hair, caught her eye, he felt as though he knew all there was to know about everything, as though they knew the secret of life. A secret far more powerful than Longevity, far more long-lasting.” 13 likes
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