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Jemma 7729

4.0 of 5 stars 4.00  ·  rating details  ·  42 ratings  ·  15 reviews
The Government's dossier on Jemma 7729 flags her as "independent thinking" of a "rebellious nature" exhibiting inappropriate behavior. On the day Jemma is to freely choose what she will be for the rest of her life, the state intervens and choses for her -- committed to custody without parole! But Jemma escapes, criss-crossing the country, avoiding recapture, and destroying ...more
Paperback, 220 pages
Published January 29th 2008 by Edge
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I feel sorry for this book, as it hasn’t got the recognition it deserves. I can understand why because the cover is atrocious and the blurb is rubbish. So let me try to convince you to purchase and read this book because if dystopian is your thing I recommend Jemma 7729 for you.

The story is set in America way in the future. Life is very different to how we know it. People live in cities under huge domes which control the atmosphere because they are told the countryside is toxic and you will die
Mike Riley
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Jemma7729 and J2
Phoebe Wray, Author

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by Mike Riley

First things first, let me say that I recommend both these books highly. They comprise one story, and should be read in order, Jemma7729 first, then J2. These would probably be categorized as “Young Adult” (YA) reading, which is good because they should be read by young adults (and older children), but maybe bad, because they could also be read by older adults with great pleasure. Here, I count myself, as I am a long, long wa
Robert Runte
The role of reviewers is to get the consumer past first impressions. That often means debunking trailers that portray name actors in the three good moments in an otherwise hopeless big budget film; or, as now, reassuring readers that there is a decent book behind that weak cover. The cover for Jemma7729 has two strikes against it: cover art that is an amateurishly executed adolescent wetdream, completely wrong for the feminist text within; and a title that is one of the great clichŽs of bad SF ...more
Jun 25, 2011 Mardel rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: SciFi fans
Jemma 7729 takes place in a future America, where there has been a catastrophic event that has left people living in domed cities because of the "bad air", men are in charge because women are the cause of all kinds of dangerous things, and people are tightly controlled by the government. There are classes of people - the caucasion elite have the best life, and it goes down hill from there. From an early age, people's lives are mapped out for them, and they have a choice of what they will become ...more
With images reminiscent of Brave New World, 1984, and A Handmaid’s Tale, Jemma7729 is a dystopian, post-apocalyptic novel with a YA feel. The first half of the book details Jemma’s childhood and her transformation from daughter of two mid-level government workers to a rebel fighting to overthrow the system. I enjoyed the first part of this novel, with its intimate human drama and its resourceful, sympathetic viewpoint character. The story was paced well and kept my interest.

The second half of th
Betty Cross
Jan 20, 2013 Betty Cross rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Betty by: Broad Universe
Shelves: dystopia
Jemma 7729 takes place in a future North America wrecked and rebuilt after a ruinous civil war in which there were many women both as leaders and soldiers on the losing side. After the Necessary Genocide (yes, they call it that in the book), the population lives in vast domed cities, each surrounded by a doughnut of farmland and connected to the others by high speed rail. The vast interior of the country, the Countryside, has been abandoned and is falsely alleged by the government to be full of ...more
Around the year 2200, everyone in North America lives in domes. They have been told by AGNA (Administrative Government of North America), who controls North America with an iron fist, that the atmosphere is toxic and deadly. Women have had all rights taken away from them, under the guise of protecting them.

Jemma7729 (everyone’s name is a group of letters and numbers) is someone who does not act "appropriately." When she is five years old, Jemma gets into a fight with a boy at school. Jemma is th
lots of action, futuristic dystopian america. government-approved misogyny (here we go again), girl power, rebels, guns, knives, hovercraft, imprisonment and torture, kickass escapes, arsony.
age range is a bit odd. girl hero is survivalist by 11 years old, story goes until her 30's. for a teen novel, the time frme should have been condensed (my opinion). still, excellent.
Catherine Schaff-Stump
A very strong start, but the book turns a little sloppy and less tight. I like the premise and the main character is likable, but it doesn't seem to hold together as well as I'd like.
I enjoyed this one quite a bit. Sometimes I even had a hard time putting it down, but I must admit I didn't really care for the ending. There just wasn't enough closure there for me.
I liked it...moved at just the right pace and kept my interest. Will be looking into reading more from this author.
Theresa Crater
An excellent action/adventure with a wonderful heroine. Believable dystopian future. Well done! More!!
Michael McGrinder
An exciting dystopian sci-fi tale well-told with an unusual heroine and an unexpected and perfect ending.
Really liked this until near the end. Seemed she rushed to finish it. Still would recommend it.
Jul 31, 2008 Phoebe rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
it takes a long time to get a book published.
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