Slated

Who can you trust when everyone is a stranger?

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Author: Teri Terry

ISBN Number: 9780142425039

Genre: Science Fiction

Awards: Angus Book Award, Bishop Lufa Book Award

Review

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.


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