MY REVIEW AND THOUGHTS:
I gave this book a 4 star.
Becca and Cassie are twins, they live in a small town, known as a cell. It is controlled by a Provost, it has curfews, barbed wire on the boundaries, the children have no choice in school lessons or their career path.
When Becca goes missing, Cassie is rightfully concerned, she is now the 9th person to have disappeared. When Cassie approaches the authorities, she is told,her sister is an enemy of the state, an “Outsider”. An outsider is one who does not conform to the rules, a blanket label for anyone who is trouble. With no-one to help her, Cassie, the reliable miss goody two shoes, breaks the rules to go and seek out the truth about her sister’s disappearance.
She finds help from a surprising source, she is shocked at what actually happens to those who have disappeared. They are sent to prison, a maximum security prison, where they are on Death Row. The treatment is cruel and barbaric, but the sisters are a force to be reckoned with, they will not go quietly or without a fight.
This is a great paced story with some quite descriptive scenes. The characters are well described and developed. The overall story has a Hunger Games feel with a twist of 1984 added to it. The setting for the story has a very austere and bleak feel to it, down to the great writing. There is a short history for the girls and a mention of how they were raised, but not a lot of information on the other characters, just brief mentions.
I would recommend this book to readers of YA Fantasy, dystopian. It is gritty and quite brutal in places where fight scenes take place also some scenes of punishment.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2559 KB
- Print Length: 354 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1784758515
- Publisher: Cornerstone Digital (18 May 2017)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01N9C6G7V
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
James Patterson is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past decade: the Women’s Murder Club, the Alex Cross novels and Maximum Ride, and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers. James is passionate about encouraging both adults and children alike to read. This has led to him forming a partnership with the National Literacy Trust, an independent, UK-based charity that changes lives through literacy. He lives in Florida with his wife and son.
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