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3.61  ·  Rating details ·  82 ratings  ·  28 reviews
Societies thrive on order, and the Rating System is the ultimate symbol of organized social mobility.

The higher it soars, the more valued you are. The lower it plummets, the harder you must work to improve yourself. For the students at the prestigious Maplethorpe Academy, every single thing they do is reflected in their ratings, updated daily and available for all to see.
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published September 3rd 2019 by Scholastic Press
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Oct 17, 2018 rated it liked it
This book is 1 part cheesy teen drama, 1 part group of misfits banding together, and 1 part technological dystopia. If you were to mix Fahrenheit 451 and The Perfect Score (2004), you'd have a good idea of what to expect.

In this society, everyone is rated based on a myriad of factors, but those who perform the best at things deemed socially acceptable are obviously at the top. This affects - and is affected by - all aspects of one's life. For example: the head of multiple clubs, daughter of a do
Mercedes Roth
Jul 13, 2019 rated it liked it
Actual Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Recommend: If you like character driven stories
**I received an arc of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.**

Right, so I was really looking forward to this book because 1) I love Melissa Grey and 2) this book sounds amazing. When I got my greedy little hands on it I squealed and dived right in, but sadly, it did not live up to my expectations.

I will say, this book has a lot of things going for i
Jul 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

ARC was provided at BookCon by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

I really didn’t expect to like this book, if we’re being honest. It was being pushed out at BookCon for free and I took it because there were a lot of them. However, I really ended up liking this book. The character dynamics were so well done and the plot was really engaging. To be quite honest, the ending was cliffhangery and I hope there’s more to come.
Jaime Arkin
3.5 stars - review to come
Carrie Irwin
Jun 06, 2019 rated it liked it
“Good grades mean good ratings. Good ratings mean a good college. A good college means a good life.”

I had such high hopes for Rated, so when I got my hands on an advanced copy, I tore right into it. It started out really well...

The Concept

The concept did what all good dystopias should: made me stop and ponder the path we are on as a society and whether or not this is our inevitable future. As an educator, I found myself examining my own reactions to students. Am I rating them already? How is
Jun 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
Source: ARC

Even though it’s been 11 years since the publication of the first Hunger Games book, avid YA readers might have mixed feelings about dystopian novels. Is it time for them to come back (like the vampire revival)? Or do dystopians still feel like “jumping on a fad?” Interestingly, Rated by Melissa Grey somewhat skirts the question. It’s a dystopian, presumably inspired by the Chinese social credit system that has been making headlines, but the focus in many ways is not actually on the w
Christine (Purplemanatees)
Jun 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Title: RatedAuthor: Melissa GreyPages: 319Genre: LGBTQ, Romance, MysteryRating: 4 out of 5 starsThis is an Advanced Readers Copy. That means that this is not the final version of the book. Therefore, facts and quotes are subject to change in the published book.This is like 15% mystery, 50% romance, and the rest is about highschoolers living in this new world centered on ratings. We follow six individual students who live in this new world. From the highest score to the lowest in the school, all ...more
Ann Dague
Jul 23, 2019 rated it liked it
2.5 to 3 Stars. I couldn’t decide.

Did not particularly care for the writing style. It seemed all over the place.

The whole novel was really a character study of 6 different students who are thrust upon each other, but the story just does not come together well. In fact, this novel is simply the introduction to the series and the main theme does not even get revealed until the epilogue....I find that to be lazy storytelling.

Not a fan of this one.
Jun 28, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: yabc-reviews
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RATED follows six teens in alternating points-of-view as they navigate a dystopian future. In this society, your life is dictated by your rating. The higher your rating, the more elite your life can be with better housing, better healthcare, etc. Lower ratings can mean homelessness, a lack of employment, and problems with just about everything. The six students are at Maplethorpe, an elite school where low ratings will get you kick
Jessica McKenna
Aug 15, 2019 rated it liked it
I read an ARC, and enjoyed this one well enough. It sets up a sort of Breakfast Club-like atmosphere, delving into the lives of several disparate high school students and bringing them together for a common cause. The characters are fairly well-developed and relatable, and their interactions are engaging.

From the description, though, I expected this to be more like a Black Mirror episode. Particularly, it reminded me of Nosedive - a world where your social status is dependent on ratings, which a
Sep 04, 2019 rated it liked it
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Ms. Yingling
Jun 28, 2019 rated it liked it
E ARC provided by Edelweiss Plus

Maplethorpe is an elite academy where students can boost their ratings through academics. Since the entire society revolves around these ratings, students like Be x know that every facet of their lives needs to be carefully controlled so that they can go to good colleges and get good jobs. Bex's rating is a 92, but she is very stressed. Chase, whose father is an alcoholic and whose mother has left, has a rating that has dropped so much that he might be kicked off
Kate Waggoner
Sep 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-read
@Kidlitexchange #partner

Thank you to the publisher @scholasticinc and the author @melissagrey_ for sharing an advance copy of Rated (released September 3, 2019) with the #Kidlitexchange network. All opinions are my own.

Imagine a world where ratings ruled. Where each individual received a rating for their grades, jobs, community service, interactions with others, etc. Where the higher your rating went the more successful a life you would have and the more powerful you could become, but also wher
Jul 12, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 rounded up

I thought this would be a full on dystopian, with cameras and watchful guards everywhere and people trying desperately to earn more points. Maybe a black market, or a scheme where friends mark each other up as often as they can get away with. Instead, it's basically a teen heist with occasional worries about The Numbers. It's definitely not bad, it just took me a little while to readjust my expectations.

The story is told in rotating POVs. It took me a little while to remember who e
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Rated by Melissa Grey, 336 pages. Scholastic Press, SEPTEMBER 2019. $28.

Language: PG (15 swears, 0 ‘f’); Mature Content: PG; Violence:



Without a good rating you are nothing in life and less than nothing at Maplethorne Academy. On the first day back after summer break, though, someone has sprayed “THE RATINGS ARE NOT REAL in bright read across the Academy’s doors. Six very different students are about to get tied up in the mystery of the t
Sophie T
Aug 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the ninth book I've read for Disney-A-Thon. It fulfills the prompt of Li Shang, which is to read a book featuring a squad.

Rated is set in a world where everyone has a rating. The better your grades, your job, your social skills, the better your rating will be. The better your rating, the better house, car and medical care you get. Good grades equals good rating equals good life. It's the first day back to school at Maplethorpe Academy and someone has vandalized the front doors. Mysterio
Jessica Fitzpatrick
Aug 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
@kidlitexchange #partner

Thank you to #kidlitexchange and @scholastic for the ARC of this book. These opinions are of my own. •
@melissagrey_ wrote a YA novel, Rated, that is a mix of Fahrenheit 451 and Breakfast Club. In this dystopian society, everyone has a “score”, the higher the rate the more accomplished you are. A jester comes along and challenges this way of thinking and a group of students with different backgrounds come together to defeat the mean girl. •
I throughly enjoyed this book! I
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Your score is what's important. Your number is what decides the path your life will take. It decides your school, your career, and your home. Maplethorpe Academy was the birthplace of the ratings but when someone vandalizes the school with anti-rating graffiti a group of students will be brought together and begin to question the world they live in.

This book felt very much like a pilot of a tv show. The characters are nev
Sep 12, 2019 rated it liked it
TW: disordered eating, alcohol abuse, child abuse, cancer

I generally like dystopians, especially YA ones so I was looking forward to this one. It was just fine.

There were 6 characters, and it felt like a bit too much. There was a bit about each of their lives and issues, but I think we could have done with one or two less.

There's a central issue in the blurb relating to some graffiti on the school. That draws in all the students and creates some conflict for them. However, there ends up being a
Kirsti Call
Aug 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
"It was such a silly thing for someone to write. The ratings are not real. The ratings were numbers and numbers never lied."

This dystopian YA novel told through six points of view is well written, gripping, and filled with complex characters. I loved each flawed character and how they worked together in the end. The idea of everyone having a rating that anyone can influence is scary and powerful. I love how each chapter starts with the POV person's name and rating. This is the kind of book that
Jul 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
This dystopian YA novel about a society in which your public rating determines the course of your entire life is an excellent read. All of the characters are likable and interesting, and Melissa Grey handles topics such as (view spoiler) without romanticizing them. Would definitely recommend to YA readers!
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Interesting premise but there wasn't enough backstory or character development to keep the reader hooked. The book felt very much like a pilot of a TV show and it would have probably worked better in that medium.

We received ARCs/eARCs of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Amy Smith
Sep 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Typical YA book. It had a good premise, but it was lost a lot during character development. The overall plot seemed interesting and the book ended kind of cliffhanger style, so maybe the is the first of a series? But a decent quick read.
Kira Brighton
Jun 29, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: most-excited-for
(Showcased in Summer 2019 Top To-Reads)
Sep 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Oh, I do hope there is going to be a sequel.
Jan 25, 2019 rated it did not like it
This sounds EXACTLY like an episode of the Orville.
May 09, 2019 rated it liked it
Really 3.5. It reads like the first in the series. If it isn't, I'd lower my rating to a true 3.
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Melissa Grey penned her first short story at the age of twelve and hasn't stopped writing since. As an undergrad at Yale, she learned how ride a horse and shoot a bow and arrow at the same time. She also has a Masters in Art History but that's a much less useful skill.

She is the author of The Girl at Midnight, The Shadow Hour, and the Savage Dawn, out now from Random House.

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