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What Members Thought

Ok I'm a bookseller for YA therefore I read ALOT of it! After awhile some of these dystopian themed books get to sounding too much alike, just switch up some names and places and give it a title and there you go. In some ways you can say that about Legend, since there is a boy and there is a girl and they are fighting for the cause, fall in love blah, blah, blah. BUT this book felt and read different to me. Each chapter goes between June and Day, June, a Republic (government), Day, the colonies....more
The story doesn't have a lot new there, but I do like the main characters quite a lot. I'm not sure what the story is behind how the US got to be the way it is (besides climate change, apparently).

I did think it was interesting that different color text are used for the alternating POVs. I'm not sure what purpose it serves, really.
A passable and distracting future dystopian teen page-turner - 1st of a trilogy.
Ami Squirrel Girl
It reminded me "Divergent" and "The Hunger Games" and "The Handmaid's Tale". In other words a typical dystopian.
Ellisa Barr
I almost want to give this book 4 stars - one extra just because it was fun to read. It moved right along, had some guts and wasn't afraid to hit below the belt. It's got some flaws (main characters are on the flat side) but it's entertaining and worth a look if you enjoy the genre. It'll be interesting to see if the author can overcome the dreaded 2nd book-itis that a lot of these dystopian books seem plagued by.
Apr 03, 2012 Jessica rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: people at a loss after finishing The Hunger Games
Shelves: 2012, young-adult
3.5 stars. I do love me some young adult dystopian fiction, and this fills that void perfectly well. As I've stated in past reviews, I'm tired of multiple narrators as a story telling device, but it's used fairly well here. There were enough hints at the founding of the fascist overlords to interest me in picking up the second book when it comes out.
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Shelves: fiction, ya
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