Thursday, March 22, 2012
Article 5 by Kristen Simmons
Publisher: Tor Teen
Series: Article 5 (bk. 1)
Genera: Sci-fi Dystopian
Subjects: Resistance to Government, dictatorships
Length: 362 pgs.
Summary/ product description: “New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC 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The Bill of Rights has been revoked, and replaced with the Moral Statutes.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 don’t usually come back.
17-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 to forget that people weren’t always arrested for reading the wrong books or staying out after dark. That life in the United States used to be different.
In the three years since the war ended, 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 Federal Bureau of Reformation. 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 what’s worse, one of the arresting officers is none other than Chase Jennings… the only boy Ember has ever loved.”
My Rating: ê ê ê ê
My Review: This book was a fast-paced, action-packed, gripping read. Totally not what I expected from a book I just found out about. It had adventure too. Ember and Chase did a lot of traveling. I love it when the characters are on the road. You never know what to expect. There’s always a twist and turn where ever the go. A lot happened in this book, and I wanted to savor it, so it took a few days. The chapters are kind of long, but the pages fly by once you get into it. And Chase…he is just an amazing complex character! He is like Alex from Angelburn or Alex from Delirium (haha Alexes). I can’t explain it, so read it!
Cover Art Review: I really thing the photoshopping here is excellent. I does look like a bombed out city. A the reversed-out title is pretty cool.