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Omega Place

3.44  ·  Rating details ·  52 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
A young man runs away from home and into the arms of a radical organization intent on upsetting the country's wide surveillance system that watches our every move. But are the people as principled as they would like Paul to think, and do they too have dark secrets lurking?
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Published August 6th 2007 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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Joey Rossi
May 16, 2017 rated it liked it
Overall, Graham Marks's young adult novel is an okay read. The book follows a young adult by the name of Paul who leaves home and eventually stumbles around a group called Omega Place. Omega Place is a group set on destroying government cameras to restore the privacy of the people. The whole book then tells the story of how Paul deals with being in the group and how Omega Place operates.

I would recommend it to people looking for a thriller centered around story and interactions but Omega Place
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Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Sally Kruger, aka "Readingjunky" for TeensReadToo.com

George Orwell presented the idea of Big Brother in the book 1984. OMEGA PLACE brings the idea into the present tense. We are reminded of how things like closed-circuit television surveillance are infiltrating our lives, and we often don't even give it a thought. Should we be worried or are we just being protected?

Paul Hendry is seventeen. His parents are divorced. He lives with his mother and his less than likeable stepfather. Lif
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Mrs. Blomquist
This book is a perfect conspiracy theory for young adults. The book takes place in England, where security cameras are everywhere. A group of young adults, calling themselves Omega Place believe the cameras are in place to keep an eye on specific people’s everyday movement. At first this unnoticed gang of kids begins destroying the cameras to simply put them out of commission. When Paul runs away from home to get away from his new step-father he meets up with the gang. After some "tests" the gan ...more
Gwen the Librarian
In England, there are cameras on every corner, one for every 14 citizens. They say a person is captured on film 300 times a day. Big Brother is definitely watching. When Paul runs away from home, he means to just make it to London and get a job, but instead, he meets some members of Omega Place, a "terrorist" organization that's trying to destroy the cameras and make people aware of all the monitoring. Stealing vans, living in squats, and vandalizing cameras starts out as fun, but with MI5 hot o ...more
Matthew H.
Jan 18, 2009 rated it did not like it
This book is completly random. The content was strange and I would not recommend it to really anyone.

The whole plot of the story revolves around an 18 year old boy named Paul who runs away from his home because he doesnt like his stepdad. He then joins the group named Omega Place because he read a memo left by a team of people that break the CCTV survailence cameras in place across the UK. They say the government doesnt need them. The story picks up when they add new information to the memos tha
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TheSaint
Apr 28, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: suspense, ya
If YA guys will persevere, they will have a great payoff in this suspenseful novel of Big Brother vs. well, Medium-sized Brother. Our hero, Paul, would qualify as Little Brother, then, in Graham Marks' world.
The setting is very likely the present, London. Paul is having a difficult time with his step-dad and flies the coop, only to run in with a crowd that is intent on distributing manifestos and disabling some of the many CCTV cameras the UK government uses to monitor the citizens. This all goe
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Trevor
Jan 30, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: teen-lit-read
Got this one read while home sick from work! Paul, running away from his dysfunctional family, falls in with a group bent on drawing attention to the British Government's plan to keep its citizens under constant surveillance. His story operates on the plot's surface, while a number of other characters' stories move toward a violent intersection.
Cassandra
Jan 13, 2011 rated it liked it
It was alright a bit boring but caught my intention in the middle of the book is we're it became clear that the book itself is good but quite mysterious in ways imaginable ;)
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