BLURB: New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., have been abandoned.
The Bill of Rights has been revoked, and replaced with the Moral Statutes.
There are no more police—instead, there are soldiers. There are no more fines for bad behavior—instead, there are arrests, trials, and maybe worse. People who get arrested usually don't come back.
Seventeen-year-old Ember Miller is old enough to remember that things weren't always this way. Living with her rebellious single mother, it's hard for her to forget that people weren't always arrested for reading the wrong books or staying out after dark. It's hard to forget that life in the United States used to be different.
Ember has perfected the art of keeping a low profile. She knows how to get the things she needs, like food stamps and hand-me-down clothes, and how to pass the random home inspections by the military. Her life is as close to peaceful as circumstances allow.
That is, until her mother is arrested for noncompliance with Article 5 of the Moral Statutes. And one of the arresting officers is none other than Chase Jennings—the only boy Ember has ever loved
- captivates audience and keeps interesting
- explained well in detail the surroundings of characters
- states clearly in blurb what has happened and what the book is about
- has thought out characters that contrast what is happening around
- is originally written
- following same in genre (dystopian/post apocalyptic)
- has complimentary main character Chase being switching from hard core to loving and affectionate making it very confusing whether to figure out if he is good or bad or even FBR or not.
Beth and Ryan were holding hands.
we were safe and together and that was all that really mattered now.
the characters in this story weren't overtly stereo typical but if you had look at ember she was the softie turned hard core but she turned hard core from like the fiftieth page and it was hard to tell if she was ember or another character like Katniss or Tris. the story itself puts a lot of shape on where they are and what might happen which i think Kristen spent a lot of time on but the twisting and turning of characters almost felt chaotic and at least every complimentary side-main character changed over the space of 362 pages. all in all her descriptions and emotive passages had me crying with ember as she went through all her distraught and torture.
Overall Score: 3.5/5
although i have put this book under the glass i shouldn't deter you from reading it i really enjoyed it!
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