Who can you trust when everyone is a stranger?
The book Slated takes place in the future and the main character is Kyla, whose memory has been erased by the government. Her memory has been erased because she was a terrorist in her past. In the book, she is being given a second chance at a normal life. She gets to live with a family who has taken her in and also gets to go to school, just like a regular girl her age would. But Kyla is having strange and terrifying nightmares that may remind her of who she used to be. But who really was she?
I have several opinions about this book. I like how the book was told in first person; first person is my favorite point of view. I like every one of the characters a lot except for Mac and Amy. Although Mac, Kyla's friend, helped her uncover some secrets about her past, I just don't think that he was in the story too much because he was not mentioned too much throughout the book. Amy is Kyla's sister. I don't like Amy because although she is a Slated like her sister, I think she is dumb and pitifully oblivious like Billy in The Landlady, a short story by Roald Dahl. Ben is my favorite male character in Slated; however, there is one thing I don't like about him. Ben seemed to go from good-boy Slated to wanting to join the Anti-Government Terrorists (AGT) very quickly. The transition didn't seen to happen overtime, but all at once. I suggest you to read this book because it gives a new aspect to dystopian literature. This book is recommended for middle school readers.
Across the Universe
By Beth Revis. In the future, a girl named Amy is a cyrogenically frozen passenger aboard the spaceship Godspeed with her parents. They are part of a project called Project Ark Ship, which will take its passengers to a planet called Centrauri-Earth three hundred years after the spaceship takes off. But fifty-two years before the Godspeed's scheduled landing, Amy is violently awoken when someone unplugs her cyro chamber. Like Slated, this is a sci-fi story set in the future with a female protagonist. Amy is also searching for the truth of what happened to her, just like Kyla. They also both meet a special boy their age which they will soon begin to love.
By Kristen Simmons. In this dystopic United States, the Bill of Rights has been replaced with the Moral Statutes, a stricter set of rules and laws for the country-and stricter punishments for breaking them. With the Moral Statutes, you can get arrested for reading the wrong books and even staying out after dark. Luckilly, seventeen year-old Ember keeps a low radar-until her mother gets arrested for noncompliance of Article 5 of the Moral Statutes and one of the arresting officers is the only boy Ember has ever loved. Like Slated, the book is set in a country's future that is strict and dystopic; however, Article 5 is set in the U.S, not England. Kyla and Ember both have a special love interest.
By Lauren Oliver. In Lena's world, love is classified as a disease, amor deliria nerviosa. Scientists have discovered a cure for this "disease" and can give it to a child once he or she turns eighteen. They are also matched with a boy or girl that they are destined to marry. Lena's mother supposedly committed suicide because of the disease and doesn't want to end up like she did. But she meets a boy named Alex who was not given the cure and being with him, she uncovers the truth about herself, her mother, and the so-called disease that is love. Like Slated, they both are innocent and do not know the truth about their governments at the beginning of the book. Both books also take place in the future where nothing is as it seems.
Across the Universe
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