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The Resisters (The Resisters #1)

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  367 Ratings  ·  57 Reviews
Twelve-year-old Ethan Blackwood has always known exactly what he wanted—to win the state soccer championship, get into the best high school, and become an astronaut. Then he meets Madison and Felix, who tell him something . . . insane. They claim that 50 years ago, aliens took over the earth, and everyone past puberty is under their mind control. Ethan doesn't believe it. ...more
Hardcover, 210 pages
Published April 26th 2011 by Random House Children's (first published 2011)
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An Odd1
Apr 18, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy
Modernized John Christopher's Tripod series, where boy joins fight against aliens exerting mind control Gory brawls build to local battle. Setup is clumsy, but asks for answers worth exploring. Hero has standard to reach from cowardly start, to girl I like better now. Kids have deadline to puberty, then struggle and weapons change. I read serieses for ages above and below mine, but disremember seeing any overlap niches.

Starts like a video game, where kid
Sep 20, 2015 rated it liked it
Eric Nylund (who I know as the guy who writes the good Halo books) sets up a new series about elementary school kids who use sentient(?) mecha-bugs to fight off the aliens bugs who have taken over our planet. While it does sound like a pretty standard plot with kids substituting for adults (since it's book for kids), but there are a few things that set it apart. We start off with our main character, Ethan Blackwood, playing mecha-soccer (which is weird because even though the book is just beginn ...more
May 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Young Ethan Blackwood had a normal life until he's grabbed by two other kids, a boy and a girl, and forced to face uncomfortable truths. He doesn't believe their story, it's too crazy, until they show him the proof.

Fifty+ years before, aliens had seized control of Earth, blanketing the Earth with mind control the instant they achieved orbit. What this race hadn't counted on was that children that hadn't gone through puberty weren't controlled. Gathering them into camps until they did didn't work
Apr 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
Haven't received yet, just received notice I had won. 4/27/11
Received Saturday I think. I plan to start after my current read is done. 5/2/11
Started and finished Saturday 5/7/11

Ethan is the captian of his soccer team even though he is younger than most of the other players. He thinks soccer is the ultimate battle until he meets Madison and Felix. He is then thrown into a battle that only children can fight to save humans minds from alien control.

I thought this book would be a fun read for my ne
May 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
Good for 5th/6th grade boys. Reads like a combo of Power Rangers and Transformers. Who wouldn't like giant symbiant bugs with full weaponry?
Jul 29, 2014 rated it it was ok
A few interesting ideas, but so massively formulaic and one-dimensional that I can't recommend it to anyone. There are much, much better books to spend a day or two with.
Sep 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
there are huge insect suits that are part robot/part insect and they are alive. and people ride in them and fight the evil Ch'zar. the Ch'zar are aliens that took over our world during World War 4. as soon as you hit puberty then you get added to there Collective. but there are some resisters who fight the Ch'zar.
Jan 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I wanted to read this book for awhile,when i first saw it in middle school.I got to say this book is amazing,and i recomand it for sicfiton people.
May 09, 2017 marked it as library-priority
Shelves: w-washoe
Kinda like K.A. Applegate's Animorphs series?
Adam Bouzianis
Jan 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
The Resisters, by Eric Nylund, is a book based in a dystopian future that is about a kid named Ethan Blackwood and how he stumbled into the frightening world of the outside. He eventually joins a secret organization trying to prevent human extinction. Ethan is a normal thirteen year old kid who is the captain of his varsity soccer team and lives a perfect life. He has an older sister, Emma, and he has a pair of twin siblings who are younger than him. He was playing in the District Championship f ...more
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