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The Recalcitrant Project

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Elise is like any other high school senior. Except for the part about having a thriving social life, or caring about what anybody else thinks of her, or following the rules, or …

Truth is—Elise Andrek isn’t like most other high school seniors. She’s a programmer, and she’s good at it. She’s bright, intelligent, and knows what she wants, is focused on getting it, and doesn’t
Paperback, 456 pages
Published May 27th 2017 by Wyvern's Peak Publishing
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Laurie Bell
May 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really love this book. I am a big fan of Lauren's work, and this new foray into Dystopian sci fi is a terrific move for her.

Full of technological horrors and governmental controls, Recalcitrant is a terrific and terrifying dystopian tale of YA innocence turned to strength through determination. Elise is thrown into the dark test she helped to create. A hero of circumstance (with only a little foreknowledge from her experience in building the game) she may well be the only survivor. But that on
Cynthia Etten
Jun 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Recalcitrant Project totally captured my imagination. It is a disturbing look at a future where the government is aggressively taking away our liberties and goes to terrifying lengths to accomplish their insane objectives. This book is an exciting page-turner of a story - relevant and extremely entertaining!
Jul 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was taken by surprise in a really good way. This is not the type of book I would usually pick up, but I liked The Secret Watchers series by this author so I thought I would give it a try. Well written and frightening, The Recalcitrant Project grabbed me and wouldn’t let go. I had a hard time putting it down and blame the author for lack of sleep and projects laid to the wayside. Sadly, I could see how a situation of a government gone rogue could happen if we the people let it. Elise is a brave ...more
Apr 03, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: rejected
I read on beyond any appreciation or enjoyment, hoping that I would become more involved and come to care what happened... but that did not happen. So eventually I "put the book down" (well removed it from my Kindle).
I found the premise just too divorced from reality, and the barrage of meanness and ill-fortune too heavy handed. OK, bad things happen, girl heroine is bright and amazing and resilient, I get the point: can we just move on to the story?
I did not stick it out...
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I’m author Lauren Lynne. The good side of growing up is that you can write whatever you want. The downside... now I can’t read it without my glasses! I have the soul of an adventurer but when it comes to actual danger, I’m the one running the other way. I must be an armchair adventure hound since I’m drawn to suspense, intrigue, and action when it comes to reading, writing, and film.
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