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(The Declaration #2)

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  6,658 ratings  ·  414 reviews
Alles ist besser als die Gefangenschaft im Überschuss- Heim für illegale Kinder und Jugendliche. Anna und Peter sind froh, entkommen zu sein. Doch glücklich werden sie draußen nicht: Nicht unter den misstrauischen Blicken der alten Leute, denen ein Langlebigkeitsserum Unsterblichkeit schenkt. Außerdem wissen Anna und Peter nur zu gut, welchen Preis das ewige Leben hat: Kin ...more
Paperback, 333 pages
Published March 2009 by Bloomsbury (first published September 2nd 2008)
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Charlotte Kelly No, the events of this book directly follow on from the events of the first book, so I would definitely recommend picking up The Declaration first
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Charlotte May
“Richard Pincent is determined to twist the world to his own dark ends; you are on the side of the angels. But even angels fall, sometimes. We all make mistakes; without them we would learn nothing.”

Man this series is great! Peter and Anna are now legals, living on the outside after escaping from Grange Hall. Peter is offered a job working at the infamous Pincent Pharma by his all powerful grandfather, Richard Pincent.

Peter plans to spy on the creation of Longevity and report back to the Unde
Jun 11, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011
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Sep 02, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
THE RESISTANCE is the much anticipated sequel to THE DECLARATION. It picks up where THE DECLARATION leaves off and is told through Peter’s eyes. He and Anna live together with Ben, Anna’s brother, in a run down house trying to keep out of the way. Peter and Anna aren’t comfortable being Legal yet and find the stares and nasty comments coming from the other citizens unsettling.

Peter and Anna work for the Underground whenever they can. They both want to see the Declaration a thing of the past. Pe
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Basic Info

Pages/Length: n/a
Genre: Young Adult; Dystopia
Reason For Reading: Challenge, and story!

At A Glance

Love Triangle/Insta Love/Obsession?:
Cliff Hanger: No
Triggers: n/a
Rating: 4.5 stars

Score Sheet
All out of ten

Cover: 7
Plot: 9
Characters: 8
World Building: 8
Flow: 9
Series Congruity: 9
Writing: 8
Ending: 8

Total: 8

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Best Part:
Worst Part: None
Thoughts Had: So much is going on, i love it!


Emily May

Look, I really enjoyed this book, probably even more than the first one when I got into it but the author went and did exactly the same thing again... created a happy ending.

It's annoying me. Both books follow the same format of Problem > Panic > Solution > The End. I finished the first book thinking "hey, that was a really original story" but I only half-heartedly purchased the second one because the first one had ended with both Anna and Peter alive, well and no longer on the run. The
Jasmine Darcy
This is at the top of my pile of 'most disappointing sequels'.
I think, dare I say it, that The Resistance actually has a slight edge on The Declaration, which was a marvellous enough book as it is. Now that Peter and Anna are on the outside, living as young Legals in a world were most of the inhabitants mark their age with three digits, and raising Anna's brother Ben, we get to see them interacting with a markedly different facet of society. Rather than living in a Surplus Hall, where they are brainwashed and trained to serve and be Valuable Assets*, they ...more
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The story continues from not long after the point where we left it in The Declaration (read my review here). Peter and Anna are living legally on the outside, trying to cope with their new life and looking after little Ben, Anna’s brother. Anna is enjoying being a mother to Ben but is struggling with living in the world so different from the Surplus Hall. Both she and Peter feel alien from this societ
Feb 26, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Ik heb opnieuw enorm genoten van The Resistance. De originele toekomstvisie uit  The Declaration wordt verder uitgewerkt en de schrijfstijl is nog altijd even vlot. Door de perspectiefwisselingen en de introductie van nieuwe personages blijft het boek bovendien erg spannend. Hoewel het einde geen echte cliff hanger heeft, ben ik zeker benieuwd naar het laatste boek in deze toffe trilogie.
Mijn complete recensie lees je op Oog op de Toekomst.

-- 2015 --
I think The Resistance is a great second book
Rusty's Ghost Engine (also known as.......... Jinky Spring)
I've gotta say the levels of brutality and evil really surprised me.
This may sound weak, but this was probably one of the most disturbing books I've ever read, with the levels of hostility and all. I did however enjoy the concept and philosophy of these series. The suspense and shocking revelations made this worthy of the title bestseller.

This makes me puzzle over the fact that most people vote for shit such as the Matchedtrilogy and The Maestro when there are works of real art like this. Plus
Marnie  Krüger
I should really start to DNF books.

This book was really a drag. I didn’t like the writing style, the characters were shallow and in all honesty the plot sucked!

I will most defiantly not be reading the last book of this series…

It’s going to be my first ever DNF!
Gemma Malley’s The Resistance is an incredible piece of literature. I think this should be studied in school, it has the potential to be the next Brave New World or 1984. The novel deals with a lot of social issues, and critiques society in a way that will have young people thinking. I have several ideas for essays I could write about this book, and it would not be difficult for a high school English teacher to create lesson plans for it.

This is the second book in the series, but I read this one
Encruzilhadas Literárias
Depois da aventura mirabolante na qual Peter e Anna conquistaram o seu direito a viver de uma maneira bastante dolorosa, o jovem casal casal enfrenta agora os olhares de um mundo que está envelhecido e que teme tudo o que é novo.
Encarregados de educar e criar o irmão mais novo de Anna, Peter decide enfrentar o seu avó, criador dos produtos de Longevidade e tentar descobrir o que se passa ao certo dentro do programa enquanto ganha dinheiro para os sustentar. Já Anna tem de lidar com uma escolha
Jul 21, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the sequel to The Declaration. I don’t think there will be a third… but who knows. I may have to look into it. But The Resistance ends fine, and while not everything is wrapped up, it’s pretty much settled. So really, there’s no need for a third, but it would be interesting.

So The Resistance is set in the same world as The Declaration. We’ve got Anna and Peter together, with baby Ben, a few months after The Declaration left off. A new character is thrown in- a young Legal, just a little
Kellie Alley
Aug 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was better than the first one. It was both intriguing, yet irritating. Characters I thought to trust, ended up being bad. Ones I didn't trust, turned out to be heroes. The whole series is an extremely easy read.
Feb 07, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The second book of this series I find deals more with Peter than anything else. He begins posing at his grandfathers company where they make Longevity. Peter is trying to find any information to help the Underground. The Underground is a group resistance, they go against everything the Authority and the declaration stand for.

Anna, in what little we see in this book, gets herself into some trouble by being forced into a trap, which the people of the Underground with Peter's help; gets her out of.
Nov 14, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
La première moitié du livre est assez lente et j'avais un peu peur de m'ennuyer si l'ambiance ne changeait pas.
Heureusement, et sans avoir le temps de comprendre comment, je me suis retrouvé pris par l'histoire. L'action est omniprésente dans la seconde partie du récit. Le coups de théâtre sont énormes et vraiment inattendus ! J'ai ADORÉ avoir le souffle coupé par les révélations qui nous sont faites, être en colère et dégoûté par certains personnages et être autant séduit et captivé par l'univ
Dava Tuttle
Apr 07, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All I can say is how much I CANNOT wait for autumn to come so that I can read the last book in this set.

I only found "The Declaration" last Friday and am already so engrossed in the lives of these characters that I've forgotten to go to sleep.

Oh how I cannot wait to see my predictions pan out or get shot down. So far I've guessed ALMOST everything correct and I LOVE that! I love that I've been so in sync with the authoress that I can see exactly where her mind is moving!

Oct 19, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a book that Caitlin read - not sure that it is suitable for a 11 year old or if she understood it all. Can people live for ever with a longevity drug? This is part 2 in The Declaration Trilogy. A lesson I'm learning fast - read what your children are reading - don't think they had books like this when I was 11. Anyway adults although simply written it is well worth reading. Looking forward to part 3.
Apr 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
the resistance is a sequel to the declaration now basically peter is looking at how longevity is made and he becomes a monster in the process. Longevity is harvested from somewhere top secret. Overall amazing a little slow at first though
Jun 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Imagine a world where people are immortal! If you want to have a child you have to give your life or if you have one in secret and are discovered they take your child. What happens to the children in the orphanage?

The first book was amazing written and the second is awesomely brutal. It's impossible to be insensitive reading the obscure secrets that the organization that discovered the immortality does to continue the treatment. I love that we follow the characters of the first book and see how
Aug 16, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: partly-read

The chair was padded, obviously intended to put him at ease, but it wasn’t working. He rarely felt comfortable. Anna said it was because he liked to make things difficult for himself, but he wasn’t sure. He figured that it just wasn’t in his nature to feel too comfortable. Comfort made you lazy. It was the easy option.


All beauty has a dark side. Heaven can’t exist without hell.
Tori (InToriLex)
Aug 12, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dystopia
Enjoyed it more than the first, more fast pace, and Peter's decisions and choices seemed really annoying to me but understandable for a scared teenage boy. Jude is interesting, and I want to see how his need to be better, plays out in the third book
Amy ~
Jun 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Début un peu lent et ennuyant... beaucoup de points de vue différents, donc un peu confus parfois. Finalement l'action arrive enfin et c'est un pur régal ! Des révélations, du suspense... j'ai dévoré la fin du livre ! J'ai hâte de lire le dernier tome :)
Oct 02, 2008 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who have bad taste in books
this book is horrible!!! the first one is reeeally good but this one stinks. I started reading it but had to put it down because i couldnt stand reading it anymore.
Michèle Velthuizen
As good as the first!
Jan 14, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Maybe I’m just way too lazy to get back and find out the exact passages that made me feel like I was reading an unfinished draft, like some things were missing and others were better left off the book, or maybe I’m lost in the hunt of a positive reason that would change my view on that. Either way, although I personally loved (and still love) the whole idea behind this Declaration series, I think there’s way too much redundance, repetition of things, etc. And as much as I love dystopian books, y ...more
Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
Malley, Gemma The Resistance, 320 p. Bloomsbury, September 2008.

Peter and Anna have escaped Grange Hall and the life of a Surplus, saving Anna’s little brother along the way. Now they are adjusting to a world with no teens, no children and danger still awaits them. In order to aid the resistance, Peter goes to work for his enemy – his own grandfather – the man who made people virtually immortal and children unnecessary. Just when Peter seems to be losing his opposition to his grandfather’s mani
Aug 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book just as much as the first. Personally I can't understand the bad reviews. This book focuses a little less on Anna and Peter and more on Peter and his Grandfather and Longevity drugs.
Peter and Anna are finally together living as Legals, although their lives are still troublesome as they are not socially accepted simply because of their youth and because of how they actually became legal.
Peter, wanting to help the Underground Movement (the group of people against Longevity), pre
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“Before he'd met Anna, he'd thought he'd known what love was, thought he'd understood about friendship, romance, all of it, but he hadn't - not at all. Until he'd held Anna in his arms, until he'd let her see into his soul, until he'd heard her cry gently when he made love to her for the first time, he'd known nothing. And now, sometimes, when it was just the two of them, when he smelt her hair, caught her eye, he felt as though he knew all there was to know about everything, as though they knew the secret of life. A secret far more powerful than Longevity, far more long-lasting.” 15 likes
“You see, what I want is life. A real life, full of moments of joy, of anguish, of irritation, of fun. A life with an end point, which makes each second important. A life that is full of love, that doesn't cause suffering and pain.” 13 likes
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