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La Résistance (The Declaration #2)

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Angleterre, 2150. La mort n'existe plus. Les hommes vivent à l'ère de la Longévité : pas de morts... mais, pour éviter le surpeuplement, pas de naissances non plus. Peter et Anna ont un point commun : ils n'auraient jamais dû naître. Parce qu'une vie éternelle leur semble contre nature, parce que le système de la Longévité a gâché leur enfance, parce qu'il menace leurs rêv ...more
Broché, 415 pages
Published November 4th 2008 by Naïve (first published September 1st 2008)
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Kimberly
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Karin
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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Maree
“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
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Amanda
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Jenny
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.
Tia
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.
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Alex
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
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Librarysteph
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
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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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Encruzilhadas Literárias
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
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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
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Jordan
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
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Dava Tuttle
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!

TOTALLY RECOMMEND!!!!!
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La république des livres
Avec ce titre, je m'étais attendue à lire l'histoire du tome 1 mais sous le regard de Peter. Et en fait, c'est la suite du tome précédent qui nous est proposé. Cette fois-ci c'est Peter qui nous raconte ce qu'il se passe.

Peter, Anna et Ben sont désormais légaux et parviennent temps bien que mal à s'insérer dans cette société. Ils refusent de signer la Déclaration, qui leur garantie la vie éternelle. Malgré sa haine pour Pincent Pharma, la société qui fabrique les pilules de longévité, il va acc
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Caro Guajardo
OHH DEMONIOS.!!
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 :)
OHH DIOS!! ANNA EMBARAZADA!!
OHH DIOS!! EMBARAZAN A NIÑAS PARA UTILIZAR AL FETO COMO CELULAS MADRE PARA LA RENOVACION..!!
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Tsubura
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Joana
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
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Marcia
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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jo mo
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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.

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All beauty has a dark side. Heaven can’t exist without hell.
Sonia
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
Sarah
Oct 02, 2008 Sarah rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  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.
René
This book was much better than the first one! I can't say much without giving it away, but in this book there was so much betrayal and confusion that would have to be the reality of Peter and Anna's lives. They have lived their whole lives between two worlds, never being sure who was looking out for them and not just their own interests. In this book, you see how far some people are willing to go to keep their ideals alive and it's out right sickening.

I was a little perturbed at how quickly the
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Patrick Byron
It still keeps the familiar charm of the first book yet it changes certain elements. I was frequently suprised throughout the book and I never had a moment where I was bored.

However, some moments I did have to search back through the book to find out how they occurred. my opinion was that some events were too small and sometimes got lost within the chaos of other incidents.

Nonetheless, I still do think that the resistance is an incredible book and now I look forward to delving into what I hope
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xxjust-being-mexx
The book itself was a great book but the problem is the content had some really horrible science in it. The worst thing that was happening in Pincent Pharma wasn't that Longevity drugs were being made but peter's grandfathers evil schemes to use surpluses organs and female egg cells to research how to make Longevity even better. Even though it is only a book the idea of it seemed horrific and brutal and made me really wonder if people could seriously think these sort of things and hatch these so ...more
Coquille Fleur
First, I have to say that I absolutely loved the first book in this series and devoured it in one day. This second book was a huge disappointment. I was so excited to get a sense of Peter, see things from his perspective, get a feel for what made him tick. Unfortunately, that never really happened, though The Resistance is almost completely written from his point of view. Somehow the author just didn't really find a way to connect with Peter the way she did with Anna in The Declaration. In the f ...more
Dani (Pen to Paper)
After finishing the first book in this trilogy, The Declaration, I was so in love with the story, so gripped by it, that I had to start this second book straight away! The Resistance starts pretty much where The Declaration left off, and we quickly become introduced to Anna, Peter and Ben's new life together as 'legals' on 'the outside'.
What first struck me about this, compared to the previous book, was the shift in perspective; whereas the trilogy had started off almost entirely from Anna's poi
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Cherrylea
Great sequel! New complications and debates are introduced in this one, ultimately leading to the decision between right and wrong.
This book was a bit slow in the beginning, I have to admit, but it picks up - I promise! Peter's love for Anna (and vice versa) is there throughout, though - it's so sweet! So different from the hot and heavy romances I read - this one has some sincere love that wasn't suddenly introduced because of the lust craze. The complications in their romance was hard, but I c
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Miss Clark
Some people would kill to live forever. Would you?

Interesting contemplation of a future society that has attained a measure of immortality and lasting health by taking a pill called Longevity, which makes extensive use of stem cells. Only problem is that is does not work well enough and so to improve the formula, they are going to have to use embryonic stem cells and the only way to do that is to harvest three week old foetuses and kill them for their cells. An interesting comment was made that
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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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