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4.03  ·  Rating details ·  40 ratings  ·  23 reviews
A century after a government-mandated cure for obesity, people are dying...

Tahlia’s ancestors refused the cure, escaping to live in the wilds of South Dakota. When she’s captured on a supply run, she becomes a lab rat for the scientists searching for an antidote to reverse the damage.

Quentin, the son of the doctors wanting to dissect Tahlia, knows the fate of humanity lie
Paperback, 320 pages
Published May 8th 2015
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Kevin Laslie
Mar 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a great book! You might ask why I only rated it four stars then. Well, it's obvious that I know this lovely author that is my wife, and I don't want anyone thinking that I'm just blowing smoke. This is a true critical review.

This topic, as far as I know, hasn't been touched in the past. There was a passion that engulfed her while writing this that I was able to see, but I think that you will more than feel as the story progresses.

Tahlia and her people are hiding from the world. Years a
Cassandra (Thebookishcrypt)
*Copy provided in exchange for honest review*
This had one of the most unique concepts I have ever read. It definitely sparked my interest from the very beginning. In an attempt of curing obesity, the human race created their own demise and it was a treat to see how they got out of it.
I wish I could've given this a higher rating but the characters were a tad too young for me and there was a case of insta-love for a couple of them. The love triangle, I could've done without. It didn't really add t
Yvonne Davies
100 years ago the USA created a formula that made obesity extinct. Selling it to other governments, America was top of their game. Whilst it was a miracle at the start, people began to waste away, and eventually there was not enough food to satisfy them. However some groups did not trust the government and went into hiding. Now society is dying out and scientist are trying to find a cure.
One group that went into hiding was the Lakota Sioux. Living off the land, their generations thrived in a hea
Casey Bond
May 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Dystopian read!
Nancy (The Avid Reader)
I received a free copy of the book from the author for my honest opinion.

A hundred years ago scientists came up with a cure for obesity and the government made it mandatory for all citizens. Most but not all of the people believed or trusted in the cure so they took off into the wilds of South Dakota hiding from the government so they would not have to take the drugs. They lived in the woods and depended on Mother Nature to help them survive. They grew their own food and canned it in jars hoping
Feb 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was definitely a different read for me, but I ended up enjoying the story.

100 years ago the US found a cure for obesity, but this cure is killing today's generation. Tahlia and her tribe never took this cure and have been living off the land in the wilderness this whole time. Since they never took the cure, the government wants to run test on her and her tribe to find a cure for the cure.

When Tahlia is taken during a run into town to get supplies to store their food for the winter, she is f
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O when I was asked if I read apocalypse type of books, my heart beat a bit faster. Immediately I thought ZOMBIE!! But then Jennifer told me about her book (not zombies) I was like “huh. Interesting idea” .
So essentially the US Government came up with
Apr 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Tahlia just wanted to live will her people in freedom, but when she goes on a supply run she is captured by the government who is desperate to find an antidote to the cure for obesity they took more than 100 years ago which now is killing them by raising their metabolism so high they are literally starving to death.

Quentin hates everything about his father but is forced to rely on him, however when he finds Tahlia and learns his father means to experiment on her he knows there are worse things
Tonja Drecker
Apr 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've read quite a few dystopian novels, and although this is obviously a favorite genre of mine, the same general plots seem to pop up again and again. So when I picked up this one, I was really excited to see a new twist to things.

Untreatable hits on a topic which addresses a very modern problem - obesity. I found the idea that a government would see this as a disease and try to cure it with a forced immunization an interesting twist. And that mankind would then start to kill itself off becaus
Apr 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am a big fan of the dystopian genre, however after reading a few of them, they seem to be basically the same. I found this to be a refreshing change from the others that I had read lately. Being as this country has an obesity crisis going on, it was very easy to picture the search for a cure. I was immediately transfixed from the first page as I read Thalia's story. Now that people were no longer obese, they had gone to the other extreme. Metabolisms were so high that it required more and more ...more
Jo Vest
May 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book shows a unique view of the growing obesity problem. Obesity is a billion dollar business. In this book, a cure has been found. Tahlia and her people refused the cure and now are in hiding. Those that sought the medical cure now find that they are dying. A trip into the city takes a dangerous turn. This book quickly grabs your attention and keeps you turning pages to follow the twists and turns of the storyline. This is a definite book to add to your must read list.

Government decisions and people in power almost kill of everyone. Romance, drama, and suspense fill this story. This sums up with a nice little bow at the end. I recommend this as a great read.
Porschia Williams
Aug 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Awesome read!! This take on the "end of the world" was very believable and I could see this happening. More people should read this.
Mar 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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May 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Great book
Doris Marcantel
May 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting book

I really enjoyed this story and how it played out. I would definitely read more from this author. Good job!
Kayla Bartolet
Mar 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This dystopian story about the cure to obesity had me on my toes and not wanting to stop reading. So many fun twists and turns....
Leslie M.
Jul 17, 2017 rated it liked it
Citizens of the U.S. are starving to death 100 years after a government-mandated "cure" for obesity. Few people escaped the genetic mutation, and they are now being hunted for their untainted DNA. Tahlia and her tribe are just trying to survive, which means staying hidden. While out on a supply run, Tahlia is captured. She meets Quentin, the son of the very doctor who wants to use her as a lab rat. Can she trust Quentin with her life, as well as the lives of those she cares for? Can Tahlia save ...more
Annette Jordan
An interesting and scarily believable future scenario, dramatically brought to life, with a strong positive central character in Tahlia. Set in a not so distant version of the USA, Tahlia is living in secret on her tribal lands, while most of the population is suffering the deadly consequences of an attempt to cure the obesity epidemic by creating a medication to speed up metabolism. When the unintended side effects become apparent in the next generation, the hunt is on for uncontaminated bloodl ...more
Sep 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was such a different and unique read.

I love dystopian stories and this one was amazing. I loved the story line and the characters were well thought out. I just wished that the book was a little more polished.

I really enjoyed the writing style, it kept me engaged and I also loved the sense of humour in the book.

Overall, a enjoyable dystopian read with a twist.
Fiona Chislett
Feb 20, 2018 rated it liked it
Really liked the premise of the storyline but discovered that it lacked a bit of punch and drama in the delivery. Although the characters were interesting enough I found that it was really difficult to become invested in their story
May 17, 2015 rated it liked it
Well, it is about time someone wrote about the obesity crisis in the world's population but especially here in the United States of America!

J. Laslie transports us to a not too distant future where obesity has been eradicated at the cellular level. However with all miracle cures there is a price to pay.

One hundred years in our future a "government-mandated cure" for obesity is causing starvation among the surviving population of the United States. Those left in the city are required to eat larg
Kristin Dutt
May 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is not a typical dystopian YA read...I love how the "end" ended literally due to trying to fix obesity (see there's no good quick fix lol)

We have a world where those that took the quick fix ended up dying due to just able to keep there metabolism in control so of course the evil government decided they needed to find those that didn't take the quick fix and their families to figure out a cure. Well of course being the government you know there not asking the unaltered to just volunteer but
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Jennifer Laslie is a crazy cat lady who lives in Louisville, KY with her wonderful husband and two children. When she's not thinking about cheesecake or cats, she can be found in the bookstore in the Young Adult section, coffee in hand.
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