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The Roar by Emma Clayton
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Aug 27, 2009

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bookshelves: 3genre-adventure, 1age-junior-high, 1age-middle-school, 1age-elementary-school, 3genre-science-fiction
Read in August, 2009

Mika's twin sister, Ellie, was kidnapped over a year ago and even their parents have given up hope and declared her dead. But Mika has always been able to feel that Ellie was alive somewhere. So he continues his miserable existence in Barford North waiting for the day he will see Ellie again. In school they learn from their computers about the animal plague that cause all of the animals on earth to attack humans and drove the humans to the northern-most areas of the world to live behind a giant wall. Mika is a member of the first generation born after the humans destroyed the rest of the world trying to kill the animals that attacked them.
When a new organization called the Youth Development Foundation comes to Mika's school to sing the praises of Fit Mix a new vitamin drink for children he knows something is up. He plans on resisting the Fit Mix and the Youth Development Foundation when he finds out they are holding a competition and it may be the only way he will ever find his lost sister. Mika drinks the mix and competes in the competition to try to find his sister, save his family and learn what is really on the other side of the wall.
I had some high expectations for this book that just weren't quite met. It came highly recommended and didn't quite pack the punch that I was looking for. But overall it was a very good book, with some nice action, if a bit useless action, and some really great twists (yes there is more than one) at the end of the book! I would recommend this for anyone looking for some action or mystery.

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