Clover and the Freaks, her ragtag resistance group, are doing their best to spread the rebellion and stay under The Company's radar. One of the things I loved the most, that really makes this series stand out, was the fact that Clover has autism. How long had it been? Totally, completely, break-out-the-fangirl-t-shirt love his character. She's brilliant, and combined with her brother and guardian West, the two come together perfectly as the main characters of the story. As much as I like Clover, I find myself most interested in the character of her father, James. I received an advance copy of this book via the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Not quite as good as the first installment. I'm still a huge fan of autistic character Clover and her service dog Mango. The girl still looked at his window. All the times she has raised a defiant finger to adversity and somehow, some way, beaten the odds. I wanted to hug everyone. I'm an avid reader since I learned to read at age four and a book blogger since May, 2011. Only this time, The Company has special plans for Clover, plans that could risk her life and stop the uprising in its tracks… About the author: Shaunta Grimes has worked as a substitute teacher, a newspaper reporter, a drug court counselor, and a vintage clothing seller.
Scarred by an abusive foster father the amiable and clever Jude has become more demanding and overly sensitive to the moods of the young woman he loves. There's this intense, almost desperate feel to every situation and chapter. Rebel Nation was a fairly weak follow-up to an excellent introduction to a new series. Thank you for reading and enjoying The Silver Words. She lives in Reno with her family, where she writes, teaches, and perpetually studies at the University of Nevada. Mango, Clover's dog companion, again was my favourite character, he didn't get as much focus in Rebel Nation but he continued to understand and help Clover's behaviour and thoughts.
I find it funny how kids are the start of it. I hope it continues in the third book! Every aspect of this world is so utterly thought-provoking. I think in this case it works because the kids are older, basically adults in most cases, and the adults come into it later, after the kids are already the established leaders of the group. I believe that life is a game, that life is a cruel joke, and that life is what happens when you're alive and that you might as well lie back and enjoy it. The characters change their minds too often to count, but none of the changes result in advancing the plot. Sixteen years ago, a plague wiped out nearly all of humanity.
Unforgettable characters and a story you'll not want to put down. Rebel Nation has less time traveling, but with more emphasis on the growing rebellion against the Waverly-Stead Company, and the determination of one man to keep what he believes is his. But when their hideout is discovered, they are forced, once again, to run. There was one scene in particular that was so craftily written by Grimes that I thought I knew what Bennett had done, but I wasn't sure - I was also hoping he hadn't - and it turned out he did! The plot is fast-paced and action-packed especially when Clover and Jude are being hunted by Langston's guard. Rebel Nation is well-written, includes lots of nail-biting suspense, and has some great characters both the main and supporting ones. Ice cream is love; the puns are always intended. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Not about the morality of their work, anyway, and certainly not seconds before firing their weapons. Grimes has left us with a humdinger of a cliffhanger. They start going one place, then change their mind and go home. Hopefully this is just an example of second book syndrome as the overall story remains quite intriguing! All the praise I've heaped on the book? This installment seemed to move just as fast as the first one and was very hard to put down. With addicting prose and an electric premise, Rebel Nation is an impossible-to-put-down book. I can believe in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny and the Beatles and Marilyn Monroe and Elvis and Mister Ed.
She's brilliant, and combined with her brother and guardian West, the two come together perfectly as the main characters of the story. It is so unpredictable and I find it fascinating. It was crazy, and I loved every second of it. Furthermore, instead of exploring the whole time travel plot line, the book is focused instead on ensuring that Clover and her fellow rebels are safe. But when their hideout is discovered, they are forced, once again, to run. Also The Company is using the time travel to stop the crimes before they happen. There's this lack of falsehood to the point where you know that everything she says or thinks will be brutally honest.
Again the book leaves off with the story not complete. With the way it ended i can't wait to see where Ms. The main character is a 16 year old Autistic girl who is brave, smart, and down right killer! These are the main players in the resistance. Good, but the lead characters threw themselves into so many situations where they don't think, they just try to save someone else without a clue of what will happen. Because of her autism which is valuable to the Company's Time Mariner program, she suffers from panic attacks, her only salvation the stabilizing effect of Mango, her devoted bulldog and the calming effect of Jude Degas. Before she discovered terrifying secrets about The Company.
I don't agree with her choice at the end, but I love what West and his band of motely crew find when they make their choice. I believe in a woman's right to choose, a baby's right to live, that while all human life is sacred there's nothing wrong with the death penalty if you can trust the legal system implicitly, and that no one but a moron would ever trust the legal system. Picking up several months after the events in Viral Nation, brilliant, autistic Clover, her brother West, and the Freaks, find themselves on the run and in the line of deadly fire. He is exactly the guy Clover needs by her side and I was beyond thrilled that their relationship had a chance to grow and deepen without any of that pesky angst getting in the way. Most of the story again takes place in dialogue, but some of the back and forth was repetitive. For the most part, I really enjoyed this book. All of a sudden, she and Jude are faced with having to escape the city again.
No matter which direction she strays, however, she always comes back to storytelling. I was on edge almost the entire time, constantly waiting for the next bomb or axe to fall - and when it did fall, I was caught up in a whirlwind of frantic emotions, right along with the characters, as they tried to figure out how to deal with this new challenge that had come their way. . Brand new: A new, unread, unused book in perfect condition with no missing or damaged pages. Of course in Viral Nation, the main cast of characters get their eyes opened and things get a little crazy. Three and a half stars. I believe that anyone who claims to know what's going on will lie about the little things too.