The Forsaken

The Forsaken

Book - 2012
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A thought-provoking and exciting start to a riveting new dystopian trilogy.

As an obedient orphan of the U.N.A. (the super-country that was once Mexico, the U.S., and Canada), Alenna learned at an early age to blend in and be quiet--having your parents taken by the police will do that to a girl. But Alenna can't help but stand out when she fails a test that all sixteen-year-olds have to take: The test says she has a high capacity for brutal violence, and so she is sent to The Wheel, an island where all would-be criminals end up.
     The life expectancy of prisoners on The Wheel is just two years, but with dirty, violent, and chaotic conditions, the time seems a lot longer as Alenna is forced to deal with civil wars for land ownership and machines that snatch kids out of their makeshift homes. Desperate, she and the other prisoners concoct a potentially fatal plan to flee the island. Survival may seem impossible, but Alenna is determined to achieve it anyway.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, ©2012
ISBN: 9781442432659
Branch Call Number: F STA YA
Characteristics: 375 p. ; 22 cm.

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Hyacinth22
Mar 31, 2015

This was so poorly written I'm surprised it was even published. I do not believe there was love between Alenna and Liam because there was no build up. It was surprisingly terrible. There are much better dystopian novels out there. Skip this one.

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DJGreen
Oct 09, 2013

Very slow, follows similar plots to Hunger Games and Divergent but lacks the action and reality of events. Very predictable.

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Thumpurr
Feb 06, 2013

This book follows your typical anti-government teenage rebellious fiction book, so if you like that type of read from books such as Uglies, Midnighters, etc. then I recommend this book. The Forsaken was a quick read for me because of its natural quick pace with action, but yet had a nice touch of creativity that I haven't seen in other anti-government books as well. Decent read, I'm going to keep my eye peeled for the sequel to this. Cheers!

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Dec 02, 2014

avaelsmore thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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Shy223 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

green_fish_235 Apr 12, 2013

green_fish_235 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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neocarleen
Dec 18, 2013

“Freedom means more than just struggling to survive.”

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