The gripping first book of a rebellious trilogy about truth, power, and impossible choices, perfect for fans of Divergent and Legend.
Kyla’s memory has been erased, her personality wiped blank, her memories lost forever. She’s been slated. The government claims that she was a terrorist and they are giving her a second chance—if she plays by their rules. But scenes from the past haunt her as she tries to adjust to a new life, family, and school, leaving her unsettled. Who is she really? And if only criminals are meant to be slated, why are so many other teens disappearing? As she and her friend Ben seek answers, Kyla is torn between the need to know more and her instinct for self-preservation.
"A suspenseful page-turner with a highly sympathetic and strong female protagonist. . . . Will have readers waiting eagerly for a sequel.” —Booklist
"Excellent. . . . Kyla's erased memory works wonderfully as a storytelling device." —io9
Memory loss and near-future dystopia have been popular YA themes of late, and while debut author Terry s dystopia is not always convincing absent a large-scale catastrophe, it s hard to believe society is going to give up its gadgetry her treatment of medically induced amnesia is intriguing. Kyla Davis, who knows that s not her real name, is 16 and emerging from nine months in the hospital after being Slated, or having her memory erased. She is preoccupied with observing and drawing her surroundings, studying them for clues to her old identity. This, readers are told, is unusual, though every Slater described in the book differs from the supposed blank-brained norm. One is Amy, Kyla s black adoptive sister; another is Ben, a kind classmate with a knack for discovering information. There is little by way of conventional plot; the focus is on Kyla s unfolding awareness and gradual piecing together of the puzzle that is her past. Intriguing, yes, but also frustrating at the end of this book (a sequel arrives next year in the U.K.), there s much left to happen in the plot. Ages 12 up.
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LOVED IT! One of my favourite series. But the second book, in my opinion IS WAY BETTER. :P a must read
This is the bestest book I had ever read, it has so much in it. I say, if you like mystery, adventure and stuff like that, u better get this!!
Amazing book! Definitly recommend it