Guest Blogger: Samantha, grade 11
Genre: Fiction/Science fiction/Dystopian
Setting(Time): The Future
Setting (Place): England
What would you rate this book: 5 out of 5 stars
I think this book deserves a five star rating because it is one of my absolute favorite books. It grabbed my attention from the start and I didn't have to force myself to read it like I have had to in the past. The book is set in the future and since no one knows what the future holds, I find dystopian novels extremely interesting.
Slated by Teri Terry is an intriguing book about what the future may hold. The protagonist, Kyla, has to restart her life at the age of sixteen. She has to relearn how to walk, talk, and fit in with a new family that the government has assigned her. The government claims she was a terrorist and was given another chance at life by erasing her memory; she was given a clean slate. But that's the thing: Kyla remembers her past, just bits and pieces of it, but she's not supposed to remember anything. Throughout the book, Kyla feels as though the government is lying to her and she has no one to trust. She tries her best to fit in but she is not like the other Slated children. Eventually Kyla begins to remember her past clearly, will she go back to a life of crime or take another shot at life? Read the Slated, Fractured, and Shattered by Teri Terry to discover how Kyla chooses her fate.
"It's the shock, I suppose. My levels don't go down, they stay at about 5, but I stare at the image on the screen. Stare and try to take it in, but cannot. I start to shake. Missing? Where've I been since I was ten?"
People who love dystopian novels and mystery will love this book. There are many plot twists and descriptive scenes throughout the book so I would only recommend this book to people in their teens or older.
Want to make a recommendation?
* Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Young Adult Booklists
* New York Times Books Section (links to their Best Seller Lists)
* YALSA Book Awards & Booklists
* YALSA's Teens' Top Ten