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really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  10 ratings  ·  8 reviews
15-year-old Atoma always knew she was different... And that wasn't because she was born in Chicago.She doesn't realize just how different until, surviving a tragic plane crash in the bone-freezing cold of a mini-ice age, she learns her DNA is banned.Suddenly, she has no citizenship, and that means no rights. She is a Zero.In the year 2050, Earth Inc. controls the planet an ...more
Paperback, 318 pages
Published January 7th 2019 by Gerardoneillbooks
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Sean Randall
I can't say I was overly impressed. I know a lot of Ya books try and get the parents out of the way quickly, but this was done rather extremely. The chapters were incredibly short and in at least two places whole sentences were literally repeated verbatim. Quite a few plot issues, not to mention a rather strange writing style (perhaps an attempt at teen-styling?) and I came away feeling that the book had been rushed to little benefit.
A. Yukutake
Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book told a story of a 15 year old girl who finds out that she no longer has any human rights or is considered human. I really enjoyed this read as it implied a possible, dark and realistic future, warning society. I liked the humour used in the novel even though it falls under the category of science fiction and distopia. This is a YA, however, the parents are likeable, which is a little different for the genre, and are not killed off right away. The main group of girls in the story play a ...more
Apr 20, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a great story with a medium reading pace. It is about a girl named Atoma who, as a genetic outcast, is promised instatement into society by a secret organization in return for participation in a non-disclosed assignment that requires intense physical training and direct mind infused learning. Unfortunately for Atoma, the assignment, an alternative to a lifetime of hard labor, is not what she expected.

The true nature of Atoma’s assignment does not become evident until the end of this fir
Lynn Hallbrooks
You never know what life will throw your way.

Things to know up-front: This is the first book in an on-going series. This Young Adult Science Fiction book contains some violence as well as adult language.

Atoma loves school especially math and science, her career path was practically laid out in front of her. That is, until, an accident revealed the secrets of her origin - one that she didn't even know. Now in a society where certain things are not tolerated, she has a decision to make.

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Feb 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Atoma was a delightful surprise. (Spoilers ahead) The main character is a teenage girl, who finds out that her life has no value on Earth. She and others like her, called Zeros, are recruited for a mission they know nothing about. So much training, so much to endure, to succeed in a mission they don't understand. They are thrust into a world so unfamiliar to them, and must stay alive for a year, still not knowing what their purpose is. There are some fun characters in Atoma, and the plot was qui ...more
Kerri Harris
Dec 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thank you for letting me read this book in exchange for a review. I have just finished reading this book. I found it fascinating enough to want to read the next one desperately. I only found two errors: one was a spelling error- borders instead of boarders. The second was incorrect punctuation-- a question mark where a period should have been. Everything else was pretty great. It is easy to figure out what the girls were being used for, but it didn't take away from the enjoyment of this book. I ...more
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Atoma and the Blockchain Game is an exceptional book for young readers like me, ticking off all my boxes. Starting with the lonely themes when she discovers she is not human, Atoma is accepted by a research centre into a group of girls preparing for an expedition to an unknown place. The fact that the main character is a young teenage girl, realistically living in the dark near future, made it very fun and easy to connect with. The characters in this novel had personalities and feelings that mad ...more
This is a good ya story that at times got lost in proofreading issues.
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Gerard O'Neill is a novelist living with his family in Sydney, Australia, but he originally hails from the deep south of New Zealand. He worked too long in the suffocating confines of the academy, explaining his need to escape to the great outdoors as often as possible. He speaks English reasonably well, and Japanese...somewhat badly. He enjoys Kendo.

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