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"KILL OR BE KILLED"
101 is a dark version of the future where all criminals – no matter the reason for the crime – are locked away in townships to fend for themselves. After Trigg and his sister Ren shoot their abusive father, they are both sentenced to township 101, a place where only the strong survive and the weak must either toughen up or become one of the many casualties of 101.
All the characters in this book complement each other very well. Trigg, peaceful and non-confrontational but willing to do anything for his sister Ren who cares for him just as much but is tough enough to protect them both. The antagonist Ace is ruthless, violent and willing to do anything to have complete control over 101. All the secondary characters are just as multi-faceted and well developed, from tough and mean but loyal Pitnar to kind and caring victim of coincidence Keely and finally Bobby Joe, who just wants to survive in 101 until she is released and can make a new life for herself.
Margaret Chatwin has written a book that grabs you by the scruff of the neck and refuses to let you go. Even after you have finished 101 it will be branded on your brain and you won’t be able to stop various scenes from replaying in your head. This is a book that makes you think. The problems that are faced in township 101 are problems that occur all over the world.
I’m really hoping that the author writes more books in the world of 101 as there seems to be so much more to explore. Fingers crossed that we get to hear more about Trigg and Ren in the future.
*This book was provided to me by the publisher for review. In no way has this affected my review*
It’s 100 hundred years in the future and for the past few generations everyone has been a reader – someone with the ability to read minds and have all their thoughts heard by the rest of the world. Unlike everyone else, 16 year old Kira Moore is a zero, unable to read minds or have hers read by others. Kira knows that being a zero means she will be a second class citizen all her life and she can’t think of anything worse. Until one day at school Kira discovers a new skill, the ability to control people’s minds. With the help of new friend Simon, Kira pretends to be an ordinary reader to hide what she is from the government, a Mindjacker. After all, when the first readers appeared they were locked away and experimented on, so god only knows what the government would do to Mindjackers. If Kira isn’t careful she might just find out.
This book is amazing, i love dystopian books and open minds is definitely one of my new favourites. Susan Quinn has created a masterpiece that stands out in what is becoming one of the most popular genres in young adult literature. An original concept together with an engaging plot and interesting characters make this book a truly superb read. I really loved the characters especially the two love interests, Kira’s best friend Raf and bad boy Simon. The book is fast paced and exciting with some shocking twists that I most certainly did not see coming. The ending is outstanding and I am very eagerly awaiting the next book in the series so I can see the affect that Kira’s actions have had on her world. I think this book is definitely a future hit and is most certainly worth reading.
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