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Beat by Jared Garrett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Synopsis: This Young adult dystopian novel takes place in a modified United States that is divided up into concentrated cities all run by a central government. With the motto of "Better Calm than Dead" the protagonist questions authority by "pushing" the limits of his heart rate and the belief that a "bug" is still in the air.
For me this novel actually felt very much like the Giver only a bit more graphic in violent details and considerably more flesh to it. I very much liked the lead character Nik he had the inquisitive mind of a teenager as well as was written very much with the rebellion required to push the social limits. The idea although not completely novel was modified in a way to give life to an already established ideology. The major issue I had was the lack of the letter C, but this may just be a personal preference.
Overall I would recommend this to anyone age 8 & Up they should be able to comfortably enjoy this book.
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