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Proactive Citizenry, the company that created Cam from the parts of unwound teens, has a plan: to mass produce rewound teens like Cam for military purposes. And below the surface of that horror lies another shocking level of intrigue: Proactive Citizenry has been suppressing technology that could make unwinding completely unnecessary. As Conner, Risa, and Lev uncover these startling secrets, enraged teens begin to march on Washington to demand justice and a better future. But more trouble is brewing. Starkey's group of storked teens is growing more powerful and militant with each new recruit. And if they have their way, they'll burn the harvest camps to the ground and put every adult in them before a firing squad - which could destroy any chance America has for a peaceful future.
MY REVIEW / THOUGHTS:
*** may have spoilers, because this is the 4th book ***
This series has been so great from the beginning to the very end. Each book got better and better. This book was no exception.
There is so much going on in this story, that at times I felt like there was no way out for the characters I have come to love so much. While I scream at my book for them to do something different, it's like watching a scary movie and yelling at the TV for them to "stop"!. You know if they take certain steps something bad will happen. It's so frustrating, and so aggravating, I cannot make myself stop listening.
Grace may be one of my favorite characters that has been brought into this wonderful series. She is considered a "low cortal", and has never been expected to do much because the world didn't deem her smart enough. Well, well, well...Miss Grace shows just how smart she is and helps these "seasoned" AWOL S's how to get out of bad situations. She is hilarious to boot.
Risa and Conner are still just as fabulous, but their relationship is so aggravating. In an "I can't get enough of them kind of way". They never seem to see eye to eye on anything until it comes right down to the heart of things. Then they realize they are all on the same page, just going about it in different ways. Ugh, just be happy together dang it..kidding. They kept things interesting that is for sure.
Starkey, nasty, nasty Starkey. I didn't like him from the very beginning, I knew he was going to turn out to be a turd. I cannot say I was saddened by his downfall at all. I wanted just one of his people to stand up to him...When they finally did, I was in a happy place. Nasty, nasty Starkey. It's always the people who think they are doing what is best for their world that seem to do the most harm. Power, makes people do strange things.
Lev, about made me want to throw my phone a few times. His little pretend "clapper" moment made me so angry. Boys. Always trying to be the center of attention. He is a great character, but when he decided to tattoo himself I knew he had a horrible plan in mind.
I cannot say enough wonderful things about this book. Shusterman is such a fantastic writer. The narrator for this series is phenomenal as well. I am sad that the series has come to an end, but so glad that it ended the way it did! It made me love the series even more.
Series give me a lot of anxiety. I know that sounds silly but they do. They suck you in at the beginning making you "HAVE" to buy the next one and the next one, but if they don't end well for me it ruins the whole thing. Then I am just mad. BUT, when I do get into a series, and like this one they just keep getting better, and better, I am sad when they come to an end.
Try this series. Read or listen and you won't be disappointed. It is a fabulous series. and Shusterman is a brilliant author.
Source: I bought this audio book for myself. I was not compensated in any way for this review. These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.
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