April 14, 2012

Review: Article 5 by Kristen Simmons

New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., 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The Bill of Rights has been revoked, and replaced with the Moral Statutes.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 usually don't come back.
Seventeen-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 for her to forget that people weren't always arrested for reading the wrong books or staying out after dark. It's hard to forget that life in the United States used to be different.
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 military. 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 one of the arresting officers is none other than Chase Jennings—the only boy Ember has ever loved.

 WOW!! What a saucy read! I Loved It... Once in a while a book comes along that just sinks it's claws into you and won't let go. This is that type of book. What is so intriguing about this book is that I can actually see society getting that messed up. The main character has a lot on her plate to sort out and deal with. Most of the problems are not even hers. See feels the punishment all the same. In the end she comes through it all with flying colors. Their are a lot of issues in this book that people today can identify with. The characters & plot are woven together so tightly, you get the compulsion to read straight on to the end. It's one of those books you feel a need to finish in one sitting. I hope anyone who reads this book will enjoy it as much as I have. I strongly recommend this book to everyone!!

Publisher-Tor Teen
Reviewer Rating: 5 STARS!!
Reviewed by~Mechele
~Thank you to Time Bandit for the donation of this book to the Read for your future book program!~


1 comment:

  1. Agreed with everything you said! Love this book! :)


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