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Quantum Drop

3.09  ·  Rating details ·  32 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Anthony Griffin is an ordinary kid caught up in a dangerous world. The boundaries between real and virtual are more and more blurred, and when Anthony’s girlfriend is taken out in a gang hit, he has to venture into the underground world of the Drop to flush out her killer and bring him to justice.

This is the story of a boy whose girl is worth more than money.
Paperback, 276 pages
Published February 7th 2013 by Hodder Children's Books
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Karen Barber
Aug 31, 2016 rated it liked it
In this novel we are firmly set in an alternative world, one that is very different to life today.
Anthony is struggling to come to terms with the fact that his girlfriend, Tais, is missing in action after double crossing those who run the drop. Anthony is determined - with help of his friends - to track down those responsible.
Not particularly action-packed.
Rep: side character with Asperger's

there's no doubt saci lloyd is a very good author and this book is objectively great but i think i would have enjoyed it more if the whole plot didn't rely on killing a girl to further a guy's story
Sinéad O'Hart
Oct 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
A short, fast-paced novel, ‘Quantum Drop’ introduces us to a young man who goes by the name Anthony Griffin. Early in the novel he tells us that this is not his real name – he’s chosen it in order to tell his story, but he can’t tell us who he really is. Anthony lives in the Debtbelt, a place which sounds a lot like a rundown suburb of a large city, perhaps London, with his mother and younger sister Stella. Stella is eleven, highly intelligent, an expert on crow behaviour and a person with Asper ...more
Mar 23, 2013 rated it liked it
Quantum Drop follows the story of Anthony Griffin, an ordinary boy. When his girlfriend, Tais, is murdered by the Bettas, Anthony dives into a world which seems to be out of his league. He is determined to find Tais killer and get his revenge. Only with the help of his two friends, Ali and Lola will he be able to do this but first he must convince them of his cause.

First of all, I read this book for my school library. It is aimed at younger teens and if I had read this book when I was 11 or 12,
Feb 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Let me just start off that Quantum Drop was exactly what I want in a YA novel. Saci Lloyd doesn't shy away from real-life issues, she doesn't consider the status quo sacred, and she sure as hell isn't afraid of calling out our species for, well, sucking. I love that, because she's so right, but no one ever seems to want to say it. The fact that she not only does, but puts it into a kick-ass book? Brilliant.

But, I have to admit that Quantum Drop is probably not the book for everyone. If you aren'
Anya (An Awful Lot of Reading)
Lloyd has created a world where gangs, virtual reality and money troubles have been warped beyond the norm, making the story futuristic yet believable. It was edgy, cool and dramatic yet I struggled with it, mostly I believe because of the target audience and lack of empathy with the protagonist.

Stuck in the Debt-belt, these characters were battling against the world to make ends meet and I fell easily into the story where they are forced to make sometimes illegal money in the Drop, a virtual a
Nov 26, 2013 rated it it was ok
When I first picked up this book, it seemed interesting. But I had a hard time getting into the story. A lot of things and names were thrown out as if the reader knew them and I actually wondered if this was a sequel to another book, because it felt like I had missed part of the story. When I had read around a third of the book I was about ready to put it down, and rate it as bad. It didn't engage me at all. But I kept reading and about halfway through the book began to pick up the pace and thin ...more
Sep 23, 2012 rated it liked it
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Quantum Drop is a lightening quick, action packed thrill ride! I did have some issues with the book but all in all I enjoyed it as a whole. I enjoyed main character Anthony's passion and drive to avenge his girlfriend, who was taken out in a horrific gang hit! I also really liked the weirdly intriguing cyber world that the characters enter, though I didn't fully understand how the whole thing worked. I actually really enjoyed getting to know the secondary characters, they were intriguing and ve ...more
Tim Roast
Oct 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is “kind of a story” that follows Anthony Griffin, a fake name so as to protect his identity, who is the boy next door.

Anthony lives in a world where you might “punch something into your deck,” or people might be “plugged into the Drop” via a visor, or you might push “a hologram chip across the table” instead of a business card.

He lives in the Debtbelt where “once your credit’s gone there’s no way back. You’re toast.” This is because of the Betta. “Short-selling, junking, gold farming, blac
Sep 21, 2012 rated it it was ok

Quite honestly I am not a fan of this book

The ideas behind it are very clever and it tries to be quite edgy and cool but I actually found myself getting confused. The book tries to be the matrix meets east london gang warfare novel and I didn't think it worked. I think it would have been better had the author gone one way or the other. I wasn't a fan of the characters and never felt like I cared all that much about them or what happened to them so it meant by the time I finished I really wasn't
Nov 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
This Young Adult Science Fiction thriller might be aimed at teens, but it's so original and thought provoking that adults can enjoy it too. Well done! Well written! I don't want to give anything away. The bad guys in this novel may surprise you. The description on the back of the book says what you need to know: "This is the story of a boy whose girl is worth more than money."
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Saci Lloyd was born in Manchester, but raised in Anglesey where she spent a lot of time lost in nature or down by the shore.

Saci returned to Manchester as an undergraduate, but soon quit University for a life of glamour. At various points in the glitz she has worked as a very bad cartoonist, toured the States in a straightedge band, run an interactive media team at an advertising agency, co-founde
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