What's the Name of That Book??? discussion

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Query abandoned by poster > ABANDONED. Science fiction book, boy skipping class brings about destruciton of resistance compound

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message 1: by Mel (new)

Mel (littlelibrarian) | 7 comments In the beginning of the book, a boy is living with his family in a sort of resistance compound that is fighting against (or hiding from?) a repressive government. One day he skips class and goes out into the woods (with a friend, I think), and a strange bird or something something flies by, which turns out to a piece of surveillance equipment. Shortly after the compound is bombed, and almost everyone he had ever known dies.

Flash forward and boy is a grown man fighting against the government and is on some sort of mission that involves breaking into a building.

I'm afraid that's all I can tell you...I didn't finish the book, but sort of wish I had. This was probably five or six years ago, so my memory's pretty fuzzy, and it was just a book I randomly picked off the shelf.


message 2: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 39296 comments Mod
Mel, are you still looking for this book?


message 3: by Mel (new)

Mel (littlelibrarian) | 7 comments Yes, I never found it.


message 4: by Shanna_redwind (new)

Shanna_redwind | 858 comments This sounds a bit like Revolution 19. What you described about the boy finding surveillance equipment is right on, but Revolution 19 was published in 2013, and I'm not sure about there being a flash forward.


message 5: by Mel (new)

Mel (littlelibrarian) | 7 comments I don't think that's it. It seemed like a decently old book when I read it and that was several years ago. I wouldn't be surprised if had been published in the 70s or 80s.


message 6: by Shanna_redwind (new)

Shanna_redwind | 858 comments Yea, I thought it probably wasn't right, but I figured that I'd mention it in case you were mixing a couple of books. I do that all the time.


message 7: by Bek (new)

Bek | 31 comments Could it be Changeling?


message 8: by Mel (new)

Mel (littlelibrarian) | 7 comments Nope, that's not it. But thanks.


message 9: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 39296 comments Mod
Still looking?


message 10: by Mel (new)

Mel (littlelibrarian) | 7 comments Yep, never found it


message 11: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 39296 comments Mod
How about now?


message 12: by Mel (new)

Mel (littlelibrarian) | 7 comments Never found it, but I’ve more or less given up.


message 13: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 39296 comments Mod
If you like, we can move this to Abandoned. If you still would like the book to be searched for, we can leave it in Unsolved.


message 14: by Mel (new)

Mel (littlelibrarian) | 7 comments Moving it to abandoned is fine.


message 15: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 39296 comments Mod
Ok. Moved to Abandoned at Mel's request.


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